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Saturday 14 July ( 9:30 - 17:00 )

Moss O'Balloch , Balloch, G83 8LQ,

Event Details 

  • Saturday 14 July
  • Moss O' Balloch Park, Balloch Road, Balloch, G83 8LQ
  • Gates open at 9.30am - 5pm
  • Adults £5.00
  • Over 60's - £3.00
  • Kids (up to 15 years) & Over 60's £3.00
  • Family Ticket (2 Adults and Up To 2 Kids 15 and under) £13


The annual event at Moss o’ Balloch, which takes place on Saturday 14th of July 2018, is one of the top competitions in Scotland with a prize fund of £15,000 up for grabs.  Events will include wrestling, cycling, tossing the caber, and tug of war, but perhaps the most eagerly anticipated competition of the day will be the Scottish Highland Games Association World Heavyweight Championship.  With competitors from Poland, America and Australia taking part, it is set to be an exciting and closely contested event.

Spectators will be entertained throughout the day with track and field events including running, jumping, cycling, wrestling, the heavyweight events of ball, hammer, weight and caber, plus the Highland dancing and pipe band competitions.

Outside the main arena, spectators will find a wide variety of trade stalls selling a range of modern and traditional goods and food and drink.

The event will close with a mass pipe band march through the main street in Balloch offering a dramatic end to what promises to be a wonderful event.

Clyde Shopmobility will provide FREE USE of mobility equipment such as mobility scooters to help people who have limited mobility or visual impairment to get around the site


9.30 am                      The Alastair MacDonald 
                                   Memorial Novice Heavyweights Competition

10.00 am                    Local and Open Solo Piping Juvenile Events

10.30am                     Highland Dancing  -  Registration 10.00 am Prompt

11.00am                     Scottish Highland Games Association
                                   OFFICIAL WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP

12 Noon                     Wrestling 
                                   Scottish Backhold Cumberland Style Championships


12.30 pm                    Running Events     Cycling Events    Long Jump

1.00pm                       Open Solo Piping – Seniors                              

1.30pm                       Tug o War Contest ---- Novice                           

2.00 pm                      Highland Dancing                                             

2.15 pm                      Childrens and Visitors Races                             

2.30pm                       Tug o War Contest                                           

4.15pm                       Grand Final in Main Arena                                 

5.00pm                       Parade of Bands through Balloch