The Highland Games will return to North Berwick on August 8th 2009. This year will mark the 14th anniversary of the event. The North Berwick Highland Games has grown from a small, niche event to a sporting spectacular that attracts upwards of 14,000 people each year.
This year’s events include a pipe band competition, a dog obedience training show, and the traditional highland sporting events of the Belhaven Best Heavy Events Championship; such as throwing the 16lb Scot’s Hammer and Tossing the Caber. There are six sporting events in total, with the Championship being awarded to the competitor gaining the maximum points combined from all six events. To see the huge, heavy timber caber being tossed is perhaps the most dramatic highlight of any Highland Games.
There’s something for everyone at the North Berwick Highland Games.