About Us

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About Us

About Us

  • We are an organization comprising elected representatives of Highland Games from each region in Scotland
  • We serve over 60 member events across the country
  • We maintain and develop a legacy of Highland Games traditions that date back over a thousand years
  • For details of the individual members and their dates and locations click here
  • Our members exemplify all that is best about good competition and sportsmanship
  • Over 500 athletes compete at our events throughout the year
  • We stage well over 1,000 competitions at events across the season
  • Our members provide quality entertainment and suspense for over 150,000 spectators
  • Our members' events pay out prize funds in excess of £¼ million annually
  • We service tens of thousands of visits to our website
  • We handle enquiries from around the world about Highland Games and members’ events
  • Highland Games contribute over £20million annually to local economies (Scottish Exec , Feb’07)
  • We print a new edition of the SHGA Yearbook annually, the Highland Games almanac

 We do a great deal of strategic behind-the-scenes work - some examples are noted in work with the SHGA.

Background:

The Scottish Highland Games Association is the sports governing body for Scottish Highland Games. The organization was established in 1947 as the Scottish Games Association, with the general aim to further the cause of Highland Games, a goal we still work to today. We are recognised by the UK & Scottish Governments as the official sports governing body and we work at a strategic level on behalf of Highland Games. More information about the work we do is contained in the section covering work with the SHGA.