Forres Highland Games 2023

Next event: 8 July 2023

Forres Highland Games are traditionally held on the first Saturday in July. In 2023 the date has been set for 8 July to avoid conflict with other events.

The town’s Highland Games were established in 1926, and like all similar events consist of traditional Scottish athletic competitions, dancing and music, as well as modern fun.

What happens on Games Day

The games day starts with a procession of the Forres & District Pipe Band along Forres High Street into Grant Park where the Games Flag is raised. 

The day follows with a spectacular show of Scottish tradition, sport and culture with Highland Dancing, Track and Field, Heavy Events, Tug of War, Solo Piping and many others.

If you’re an avid follower of the games, this list of Highland Games all over Scotland is useful.