Opening Ceremony 2019

6pm on September 6th

Civic Square Truro

 

This year we were devastated to hear that hurricane Dorian was due to arrive on the day of the games!

But we didn't want our visitors to miss a thing. 

So after some frantic scrambling around to make sure that you could see all the highlights of the games at no cost, we decided to turn our opening ceremony on the evening before into the

'Hurricane Highland Games Extravaganza' 

We hope those of you who made it on the Friday night had a whale of a time.

 

Unfortunately next year (2020) there will be no Highland Games.

 

2019 Itinerary

6pm....…….....Welcome & introduction to our Dignitaries

  

Tossing the Caber - Adam Ogilvie our Heavyweight Coordinator demonstrates just how easy it is!  Come along and have a try.

 

Colchester Highland Dance - A display of modern highland dance

 

Gallus Gael Historical Re-enactors invite you to volunteer for our 'it's a Knockout', re-enactment special

 

Welcome our special guest Ian Stewart as he prepares to attempt the world record for chain saw juggling.  Be prepared! 

 

3 legged egg and spoon race, sack race and wife carrying race.

 

Nova Scotia Highlanders Pipes & Drums

Clann An Drumma - all the way from Glasgow Scotland

 

We hope you enjoy this very small taster of entertainment from the Games