:: The Halkirk Highland Games

The Halkirk Highland Games, a traditional and spectacular Scottish sporting event started in 1886, is held in Caithness in the far North of Scotland, near to Thurso and the famous end of the road landmark of John O'Groats. It is always held on the last Saturday in July and attracts crowds of up to 4,000.

The Games is the premiere sporting event in the North of Scotland. The prize money of over 22,000 is the best in Scotland and attracts the country's best amateur and professional competitors. There are 3 Scottish Championship titles to be won on the day: 16lb Scots Hammer, 800m open cycle race & 1,600m junior cycle race.

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25 July 2015
  • The Halkirk Games is to host the 2016 World Highland Games Heavy Events Championships on 30 July 2016. The worlds top ten "Heavies" will be invited to compete for the prestigious Webster trophy. The Championships have been held all over the world since 1980 and past winners include multi winners Geoff Capes England, Jim McGoldrick USA, Matt Sandford Australia, Ryan Vierra USA, Dan McKim USA, Matt Vincent USA and Halkirk's own Alistair Gunn who won it in 1995.

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