2020 Programme  
INVERNESS HIGHLAND GAMES & GALA WEEKEND PREVIEW

The Highland Council has announced details of an expansion to the programme for this yearís Inverness Highland Games & Gala weekend with a number of new events being added to the cityís summer season.

The festivities will commence on Friday 17th July as we move into the World's oldest Highland Games Stadium Northern Meeting Park for the 2020 Highlands Strongest Man and Strongest Woman Championships.

For many spectators, the Heavy events at the Inverness Highland Games are one of the highlights of their trip to Scotland; and another day of fierce competition is expected on July 18th with a top class field of Heavies arriving in the Capital of the Highlands.

As usual the day will end with the Heavies attempting a unique event which can trace its roots back to The True Highland Games staged in 1822. The Inverness Stonemasonís Stone weighs 252 pounds and always generates the biggest cheer if any of the Heavies have enough strength left at the end of an exhausting day of competition to lift it cleanly over a bar suspended 5 foot in the air. Less than a dozen athletes have been able to complete the task to date; although many have travelled to Inverness to try.

Our traditional show is surrounded with many attractions for you to enjoy. You will find in our show field which contains Scotlandís Biggest Inter Clan Gathering, Highland Dancing, the Exclusively Highlands Craft Fair, Horneís Fun Fair, our Games Day Traders Village, a Kids Zone, Armed Forces displays and the prestigious Solo Piping competitions organised by the Inverness Piping Society.

The Games Committee have announced that all Under 12ís will be admitted free of charge to our 2020 Games; following a tremendous response when this offer was introduced last year.


Provisional Programme

Saturday
10:30 Competitor Registration Commences
11:00 Spectator Gates Open
11:00 Traders Village and Exhibitions open
11:00 Solo Piping Commences
11:00 Highland Dancing Commences
11:00 Shinty Exhibition
11:30 Junior Field Events
Junior Field Events
U 11 Boys - Long Jump
U 11 Girls Long Jump
U 13 Boys Shot Putt
U 13 Girls Shot Putt
U 13 Boys Long Jump
U 13 Girls Long Jump
U 15 Boys Shot Putt
U 15 Girls Shot Putt
U 11 Boys Shot Putt
U 11 Girls Shot Putt
U 15 Boys Long Jump
U 15 Girls Long Jump
12:00 Chieftains Welcome and Opening Ceremony

12:10 Inverness Highland Games Hall of Fame Ceremony
12:15 Mass Highland Fling

12.30 Senior Heavies - The Hammer

12:35 Under 5's Races

13.00 Senior Track and Field Events
13.00 Senior Field Events
13.15 Senior Heavies - Weight for Distance
13:30 Track events
ASN Male 100 yds
ASN Female 100 yds
U11 Girls 100 yds
U11 Boys 100 yds
U13 Girls 100 yds
U13 Boys 100 yds
U15 Girls 100 yds
U15 Boys 100 yds
ASN Male 100 yds HCP
ASN Boys 100 yds HCP
Senior Women 100 yds
Senior Men 100 yds
14:00 Heavy Events - Braemar Stone
14:15 Field Events
ASN Boys Shot
ASN Female Shot
ASN Girls Shot
ASN Boys Shot
14:30 Heavy Events - Braemar Stone

14:30 Track events
U 13 Girls 800m
U13 Boys 800m
U15 Girls 800m
U15 Boys 800m
Senior Women 800m
Senior Men 800m
14:45 Field Events
Senior Men High Jump
Senior Women High Jump
15:15 Senior Women 400m
Senior Men 400m
15:30 Scottish Country Dancing
15:30 Field Events
Senior Men Long Jump
Senior Women Long Jump
15:40 Scottish Country Dancing
15.45 Senior Heavies - 56lb Weight Over the Bar

15:50 Track Events
ASN Men 200m HCP
ASN Women 200m HCP
U 11 Girls 200m
U11 Boys 200m
U13 Girls 200m
U13 Boys 200m
U15 Girls 200m
U15 Boys 200m
Senior Women 200m
Senior Men 200m
Senior Men 1500m
Senior Women 1500m
16:15 Pipes and Drums
16:15 Field Events
Senior Men Shot Putt
Senior Women Shot Putt
16:30 Clan Village Closes
16:45 Track Events
Girls 4 x 1/2 lap
Boys 4 x 1/2 lap
Women 4 x 1/2 lap
Men 4 x 1/2 lap
17.00 Senior Heavies - Tossing the Caber

17.30 Senior Heavies - The 252lb Inverness Stonemason's Stone Challenge





(Our Sports Programme is subject to change once all our entries are processed on the day)