Where are the Games held?
The Arisaig Highland Games are held at Traigh Farm, Arisaig adjacent to the local Golf Course. Please see our ‘Getting Here’ page for full details
What time do the Games start?
The entrance gates are open by 11am. The Games are officially opened at 12 noon by the Chieftain, with the events expected to begin by 12:30. Depending on weather and number of competitors the Games usually finish between 4:30 – 5pm.
What is the admission fee and are tickets available?
We do not sell tickets in advance, please pay at either of the entrance gates on arrival. The standard admission rate is £8 adults, £4 concessions and £2 parking, with a discount for larger family groups.
(Card and cash payments are accepted at the entrance gates, but please bear in mind that most trade stands at the Games will only accept cash payments and there are no cash machines at the Games, so please come prepared).
Is car parking available?
Yes – we have ample car parking available in the field adjacent to the main arena
Is there disabled parking?
Yes, we do have a separate entrance closer to the main ring with some parking space available, but please be aware that the parking is still on a grassy field which can be uneven in places, and/or muddy depending on recent weather. If you need to park closer to the main arena, please let the stewards know so that they can direct you to the staff entrance rather than the main entrance.
Can I enter any of the events?
Entry to the heavy events is restricted by stewards for safety, but visitors are welcome to take part in any of the track & field events during the day that are listed as open. There is also the barrel race and childrens races that are available. Our local Active Schools co-ordinators also run a set of Junior Highland Games events for children aged between 8 – 12 years.
Is there catering at the Games?
Yes – there is a licenced beer tent and a tea tent serving snacks, cakes, tea & coffee etc as well as many stands selling a range of hot food including soup, burgers, chips, soft drinks, confectionery.
Are dogs allowed?
We do allow dogs in the field, but they must be well controlled and must be kept on the lead at all times. Owners are solely responsible for the behaviour of their dogs and for cleaning up after their dogs. Any owners letting their dogs off the lead will be asked to leave the field.
Is seating available?
There is some limited seating available in the tea tent and the clan tent, but there is no seating around the main ring. You are welcome to bring any small folding chairs. We do not allow any tents around the ring, but a changing tent is provided for dancers and a small area reserved nearby for any small dancers tents.
Is there any accommodation available locally?
There are several hotels and campsites locally and numerous bed & breakfasts. We recommend visiting the Road to The Isles Website for more information on available accommodation.
What happens if the weather is bad?
The end of July is always unpredictable in our part of the world and the weather can vary from day to day and even within the space of an afternoon. We would recommend you look at the forecast in advance and come prepared with sturdy footwear and adaptable clothing. If the weather was extreme, we would need to consider cancelling the event, or reducing the competitions we could stage. If this situation arose, we would try to make the decision as early as possible and announce this via our Facebook page.
Are cards accepted?
Both cash and cards are accepted at the entrance gates, but please be aware that many trade stands and refreshment stalls will be cash-only. (There are no cash machines available at the Games field).