The King George V Playing Field in the centre of Carmunnock is the venue for the 2017 Carmunnock Highland Games. Events will take place throughout the afternoon with admission on the gate.
Gates open at 11.30am with the Games due to begin at 12.30pm. This year, the Carmunnock Highland Games Chieftain is none other than Scottish boxing legend and three-weight world champion Ricky Burns.
Along with the traditional Men’s International Highland Games we will see the return of Vadim’s Highland Warrior Challenge, featuring 8 highly trained individual contestants battling each other in 3 events – Log Fighting, Freestyle Combat & Stick Fighting,
The popular Community Challenge sees locals competing in 2 man teams in events such as “The 2-man Pole Push”, “Bale Rolling” & “Taxi Pull”. There are also individual events such as “Swingle Tree”, “Mini Caber” and “The Manhood Stone Lift”. And it goes without saying, strictly for ladies only, we look forward to the hugely popular “Welly Throw”! For the kids we have races for all age groups and lots of activities!
Other attractions include stalls selling refreshments and food, a fully licensed beer garden and bar area with live music by local musician Fozzy, local businesses selling a wide range of gifts and goods, traditional Scottish bagpipes and dancers, fabulous tribal sounds by Macumba, not to mention lots of entertainment for the kids including bouncy castles, fun rides, races, tattoos, face painting, caricatures, sweets & cakes, ice-creams and jewellery!
All of these fantastic attractions, into what is already a hugely successful event, will increase the scale and status of the Carmunnock Highland Games and provide a real spectacle for everyone to enjoy!
(Preview above courtesy of the Carmunnock Highland Games website).
A full programme of events can be viewed on the Carmunnock website.
Games start at 12.30pm with the procession to the games field.
Admission on the day: Adults £6 ~ Under 16s and OAPs £4 ~ Children under 5 free.