Ceres Highland Games
Bow Butts, Ceres - 29th June 2019
"For this is June's great gala day,
When men rin wud and youngsters play;
The day that marks the glad return
Of Ceres men frae Bannockburn!"
Ceres Games are the oldest free games in Scotland. There has been a market and games held here at the end of June, every year (except for war and during the periods of the Act of Proconscription) since 1314. The charter to do so was given to the people of the village by Robert Bruce in 1314 in recognition of their support at the Battle of Bannockburn. The battle was fought in order to preserve the right of the Scots to determine how they would be ruled.
With the 705th anniversary of Bannockburn being celebrated during the next event, it is appropriate that we should take up the Bruce's offer to enjoy our midsummer Games. As usual, the games will be a cheerful mix of pipe music, dancing, wrestling, heavy events, cycling and running. Around the Bow Butts, there will be shows, stalls, a refreshment tent and, of course, the magnificent GamesBurger barbeque.
Most of all, we would encourage you to attend the Games, held on the close, intimate stage of the Bow Butts, and to invite your friends and family to join you. It is a unique celebration of our village and our history and the planning, preparation, fund-raising and enjoyment of the Games, even the tidying up afterwards, give us a chance to strengthen our community further.
The Games Committee
Next Committee Meeting:
Ceres Highland Games Ltd
General Planning Meeting
27th February 2019 at 7.30pm
in The Ceres Inn, Ceres.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES WELCOME
Future meetings planned for:
- Wed 27th Mar 2019
- Wed 24th Apr 2019
- Wed 15th May 2019
- Wed 29th May 2019
- Wed 12th June 2019
The 2019 Chieftain
The Ceres Highland Games Chieftain for 2019 is:
The Rev. Jim Campbell
(Ceres, Kemback & Springfield)
The Ceres Highland Games Committee
President / Arena Manager / Fund Raising
Vice-President / Deputy Heavies Convenor
Treasurer / Games Day Secretary
Secretary / Pipebands Convenor
Fundraising and PR
Market / Food Fair
5-a-side Football / Volunteers
On the day