Kirkcaldy Beach Highland Games 2018 – 15th September 2018

On Saturday 15th September, the Highland Games return to Kirkcaldy and – as before – we remain a world first … the only Highland Games be to staged on a beach! Our Waterfront provides the perfect stage from which to view this unique combination of culture, sport and entertainment.

Kirkcaldy’s Waterfront is set to present the fourth UK Beach Highland Games on Saturday 15th September, hosted by the local BID Company, Kirkcaldy4All.

It is an event in the town’s calendar that’s not to be missed. What’s more, it is free to watch. Lots is planned, not only to entertain folk of all ages but to encourage participation – all starting from 10.30am.

There will be Highland dancing, athletic running events and the traditional heavy events – all on the beach. The storm road will also be home to local stall holders. After the Games, make the most of the day and wander back to the town centre to one of Kirkcaldy’s numerous cafes, restaurants and bars. The Games are a spectacle like no other set against the stunning Firth of Forth – colourful displays of dance together with races, the evocative pipes and more.


10.30 – Parade and pipe band

10.45 – Official opening of the Games

11.00 – Games begin

Full athletics programme, Highland dancing and Heavy events

12.00 – Pipe band march

12.30 – Kids’ races

13.00 – 60m Scottish Beach Championship Race

13.10 – Full athletics programme continues

13.45 – Relays, adults and youth races

14.30 – Grand finale and closing ceremony

Stalls, Refreshments & More!

The Waterfront will have a selection of stalls selling, promoting and sharing all kinds of produce and information on the day … including several community charities:

Bags by Moira  Bruce’s Crafts & Pictures   Fife Coast & Countryside Trust   Good Life Farming

Highland House   Kirkcaldy & Central Fife Sports Council   Krooz Cafe   Linktown Parish Church

Love Oliver   RNLI   RSPB Scotland   Scottish Historic Buildings Trust

So Sweet   The Rotary Club of Kirkcaldy   The Tartan Duchess


    1. Hi Gavin
      There are kids running races down on the beach. They will begin around 12.30pm. There’s no need to register, just turn up on the beach before then. Hope you can make it along!

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