And welcome to the Nairn Highland Games, founded in 1867, and held at the Links every August since then, though there were breaks during both World Wars. The Nairn Highland Games is the only free Games in Scotland and we hope that it continues as such.
This year see’s us again under the sponsorship of Royal Brackla Whisky, Cawdor with their patronage and support of which we are very grateful. We would also like to thank all our local sponsors for their continued support and of course the Friends of Nairn Highland Games to whom also the Committee would like to give a special thank you to.
A vital part of the games is the support of the public and thank you all for attending today, and of course please help by giving generously to the bucket collection as our volunteers go round. All contributions gratefully received. With all the above support the games can survive but thanks are also to those staff members of the Highland Council ‘squad’ who set up and take down the arena, again with their help and support we are extremely grateful.
Again this year we will see the massed bands of the pipes and drums, which will leave Viewfield House (Nairn Museum) at 12.30 pm and march to the Links. They will also march around the arena at 2.15pm and finally leave the arena at 4.30 pm when they will march to the High Street and dismiss.
Thank you all and have a great day.
142nd Nairn Highland Games Season 2019. Under SAF, SCU, SWCC and RRA Laws
Entries Close on 10th August 2019
Chieftain – Lord Cawdor
Piobaireachd – 10.30 am Athletics – 1.00 pm
Half Marathon – 12.30 pm
List of Events (All Scratch)
Nairn Highland Games Junior Athletics – 12.00 pm entry on the day
Entry fee – £1.50 for all events
Field events start at 1.00 pm
1. Putting the shot (Lovat Cup) (Heavies)
2. Putting the shot (Open)
3. Putting the shot (Young Heavies)
4. Putting the shot (Ladies)
5. Throwing 16lb Hammer (Heavies)
6. Throwing the Hammer (Young Heavies)
7. 100m Ladies Race
8. Long Jump Man Scratch
9. High Jump Ladies
10. 100m Mens Race
11. 800m Race Men
12. Throwing 28lb Weight for Distance (Heavies)
13a. Throwing 28lb Weight for Distance (Young Heavies)
13. 400m Race Ladies
14. Long Jump Ladies
15. Throwing 56lb weight for Height (Heavies)
16. Throwing 28lb weight for Height (Young Heavies)
17. High Jump Men
18. Tug-O-War (Open Competition)
19. 400m Race Mens Prizes
20. 200m Race Ladies Junior – Cash
21. 200m Race Men Senior 1st – £ 25 cash
22. Tossing the Caber (Heavies & Juniors) Senior 2nd – £ 20 cash
23. 800m Race Ladies Senior 3rd – £ 15 cash
24. 1500m Race Men Heavy Overall Winner – £ 100
25. Putting the Nairn Stone Tug-of-War £ 200
26. Mixed Relay: 4 x ½ lap (Ladies 1 and 4)
Trophies will be presented during the afternoon
Bob Gordon’s Family
Fergus Ewing MSP
Clark Thomson Insurance
Havelock House Hotel
The Highland Council
Ken’s Garage, Kildary
Macrae’s Travel Agency
Nairn Healthcare group
Nairn Road Runners
Pat Fraser Electrical
R & R Urquhart
Royal Brackla Distillery
Sandown House B&B
Seafield Park Partnership
The Play House
West end Garage
Bruce Clark Butcher
Citizens Advice Bureau Nairn
Hair by Isla II
John Gordon & Son
Land Rover UK
Nairn Insurance Services
Nairn River Community Council
Nairn West & Suburban Community Council
Pronto Dispatch Ltd
Rotary Club of Nairn
Royal British Legion Nairn
Scottish Provincial Press
Uncle Bob’s Bar
Parking is available at the Maggot road car park and on the overspill field adjecent to the car park. only those who have pre-purchased an ARENA ticket from the Highland Council office on the High street can park in the arena (limited numbers).
the games arena is on the large grassed area between the Links Tea Room, Marine drive and the Links Car Park (which will have a large fairground on it).
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