Watching the ‘heavies’ battle it out is an awe-inspiring spectacle. West Lothian Highland Games attracts the world’s top heavy athletes – so you’ll witness some incredible feats. From tossing the caber to shot-putting, the heavy athletes thrill the crowd with their strength and skills. The caber toss is always an entertaining nail-biter.

Heavy Events is steeped in Highland history, and it’s fantastic to witness these traditional sports in action.

If you have any questions about the competition, please contact the games.


2018 Heavy Athletics contest results will be website published on the 27 May.  Updates will be available on the day via our social media presence at and


Please note that the Heavy Events contest is by invitation only.