710th Ceres Highland Games Celebrate Local Community


The Ceres Highland Games, the country’s oldest free games were held last Saturday with an estimated 5,000 spectators in attendance.

Scottish Building Society, the world’s oldest remaining building society was once again a major sponsor of the event.

The society provided funding to contribute towards the organisation of the day which is led by kind-hearted volunteers within the community.

The historic event has had a market and games held on the site at the end of June, every year, except for war and during the period of the 1746 Act of Proscription, since 1314.

The family-fun event commemorates the anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn, which coincides with the Games celebrations.

Spectators enjoyed traditional pipe music, Highland dancing, wrestling, heavy-weight events, cycling and running.

Standout events this year include a 5000m cycling race and 56lb weight over the bar competition, with food and drink stalls across the festival for all to enjoy.

Paul Denton, CEO at Scottish Building Society, said: “The Ceres Highland Games celebrates the very best of traditional Scottish sports and music, as well as positive community collaboration which is why we at Scottish Building Society are proud to support it again this year.

“Congratulations to the winners. It was an amazing festival celebrating the local community and we are proud to have played a small part in putting it together.”

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