Welcome to 
Ceres Highland Games

This years Major Sponsors are:

Scottish Building Society
Fife Properties


We are back for 2022! - Save the Date - Sat 25th June

"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 period of the 1746 Act of Proscription) since 1314. In that year, the charter to do so was given to the people of the village by Robert Bruce 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 708th 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.

New for 2022!

Inaugural Ceres Games 5 Mile Road Race

Key SHGA championship events:

1600m cycle race
56lb Weight over the Bar

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.

We will continue to monitor the Covid rules and regulations so please watch this space for any updates.

The Games Committee

The Inaugural Ceres Highland Games Heavies Championship

Montrave - 25th July 2021

Sponsored by

Scottish Building Society
Fife Properties
St Andrews University Community Trust

St Andrews University Community Trust

Montrave WigWam

Last year, instead of our normal full Highland Games, we were delighted to host a special one-off Heavies Championship at Montrave Estate.
Sadly due to Covid restrictions this was not open to the public (see Facebook and Linkedin for further posts) but a field of nine Heavies plus, a first for Ceres, one female competitor took to the field covering the Shot Putt, 28lb Weight, 56lb Weight for height and distance, The Ceres Stane and of course the Caber for both accuracy and, unique to Ceres, for distance.
This was a great event for the Heavies to showcase their skills in a year when virtually every Highland Games in Scotland has been cancelled.
It was made possible by the fantastic support and sponsorship from The Scottish Building Society, Fife Properties, The St Andrews University Community Trust and of course Montrave Estate for hosting us.
We hope to be back with a full Highland Games in Ceres in 2022, Covid rules permitting. Thankyou to everyone who keeps supporting us.

Full Results Available here!

Watch this space for further updates and fund raising initiatives,...........and don't forget our match funding drive right now. For every £1 raised up to £1000 our sponsor will directly match (so we have to hit £4872 on the JustGiving page - link below)

You can also help by purchasing the Commemorative 2020 Premium Gin from the Ceres Inn - £2 from every bottle is being donated to the Games!

CHG Gin for sale!

In the meantime stay healthy, stay in touch and we look forward to seeing you all in 2022.

The 2022 Chieftain


The Ceres Highland Games Chieftain for 2022 is:

Sir Nick Gilmour

Sir John Nicholas Gilmour
of Lundin and Montrave,
5th Baronet

The Ceres Highland Games Committee

President / Arena Manager / Fund Raising
Richard Cleary

Honorary President 
Grant Robertson

Vice-President / Deputy Heavies Convenor
Colin Knight

Vice-President / Deputy Heavies Convenor
John Hudson

Treasurer / Games Day Secretary
Ivo Costa Sa

Secretary / Car Parks
Gordon McBrearty

Operations Manager
Alistair Ewan

Kid's Races / Fundraising / PR
Faith Nicholson

Market / Food Fair
Becky Ballantyne

Games Programme
Christine Hudson

Karen Marjoram

Athletics Convenor
Alan Reid

5-a-side Football / Volunteers
Richard Haacker

Heavies Convenor
Lenny Thomas

Wrestling Convenor
Gary Neilson

Pipe Band Convenor
Dawn Waddell

Committee Members
Raymond Hutt
Dave Beveridge
Holly Kirkhope

On the day

Don Campbell

Craig Dunbar

Solo Piping
Jimmy Banks
Claire Luxford

Tug O'War
Robin Laing

Highland Dancing
Fiona Gardner
Kirsten Stewart

Many thanks to

Mark and Jane Fleming at Baltilly


The Church of Scotland

for use of land for Car Parking.

Next Committee Meeting:

Ceres Highland Games Ltd

General Planning Meeting

Post Games!

in The Ceres Inn, Ceres.