Please save the date: Bermuda’s second ever Highland Games will be on Saturday, June 15th at Saltus Field.
Last year’s event was a great success and even came complete with authentic Scottish weather! This year’s will once again be a fun-filled family event with the games including Tossing the Caber, field races, the 50 yard kilted running race, a 5K run and walk, children's running race, Tug o' War, Kiddie Land and more, with food stalls available on the grounds including traditional Scottish fare and Bermuda eats. The guest Pipe Band will be the Pipes & Drums of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police H Division (Nova Scotia) & Dancers and we will also welcome the Schiehallion Dancers from Ontario (who have featured in the Edinburgh Military Tattoo) as well as the MacKenzie Dancers from Nova Scotia.
The current schedule for the day is as follows:
2:30pm Field Opens
3:00pm Massed Bands enter the Showfield and His Excellency, the Governor will open the 2nd Bermuda Highland Games
3:30pm - 7:30pm The Games begin along with Dancing Competitions, Piping displays and more
5:00pm The Highland Run (Registration is required)
8:30pm Cameo Spotlight - The Scheilhallion Dancers
9:00pm The Massed Bands Beat Retreat Finale
Admission is $5, free for children under 12 years.
The host hotel is the Fairmont Hamilton with a preferred guest rate. Please visit their website direct for details and information: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/bermudahighlandgames
We know how much you all enjoy the traditional Scottish dancing at our St. Andrew’s Ball so, the day before the Highland Games, on Friday, June 14th, there will be a special Happy Hour followed by a Ceilidh at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess. Bacardi has been a longtime supporter of Caledonian Society events with Dewar’s products. To complement the Highland Games, Bacardi are bringing over Stephen Marshall, Global Brand Ambassador for John Dewar & Sons. Stephen will be doing whisky training and tasting sessions at various restaurant locations between June 11th and June 14th, an excellent opportunity to share in the knowledge from a renowned whisky expert, who is passionate about the industry.
Please watch this space for full details as they become available.