Thank you to all Games visitors and competitors for making the 47th West Lothian Highland Games a success.  We hope you enjoyed your day.

The sun helped to bring out the crowds, who enjoyed the attractions on offer including the 4 Mini Steam engines, the traditional highland games contests, the Great School Bake Off and Tesco cafe, the Youth marquee, to name just a few.

The results are now available to view.  Images will be available shortly, and on our social media channels.

The Games is organised by a hardy group of volunteers who endeavour to improve the Games year on year.  We welcome any feedback (good and bad!).  Please do not hesitate to contact the games.

The wonderful and haunting music of pipe bands; the supreme expertise and skill of highland dancers; the prowess and strength of heavy event athletes; the sheer endurance of road race competitors!

Come along to Meadow Park and enjoy a great family day out on the 26 May 2018.  Saturdays Highland Games opens to the public at 9am, with the Highland dancing and solo piping starting at 10am. The pipe band competitions start at 12noon and the heavy sports at 12.30. The Cairnpapple Hill Road Race sets off at 2.30pm.

Over and above games competitions, the day is sure to be a hit with young and old alike.

Activities on the day include:

  • The Great School Bake off, with entries from 4 of West Lothian's High Schools, waiting to be judged by Truly Scrumptious of Linlithgow and Tesco Bathgate, along with this years Chieftain May Ross 
  • members of the Lothian miniature road steam club will be attending this years event with 4 Mini Steam engines. 
  • kids fun run at the park - listen out on the day of the games on how to take part!
  • food and craft stalls


The excitement builds the night before the games (25 May), with the March of the Chieftains parade down from Bathgate town centre to the Meadow Park for an evening of entertainment on Friday 25 May.  From the Precinct up George St, left on to North Bridge St, into Glasgow Rd to Meadow Park.

An official handover of the chieftains will take place before performances of Highland dancing, piping and drumming, Scottish poetry, and both the Network senior and junior choirs to celebrate the year of youth.