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Ceres Highland Games

June 29th

Solo Piping from 11.00 – 16.30 (Enter on the day)

Solo Piping Results from 2022

Piping Events Event

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Senior March

Angus McPhee

Calum Wynd

Darach Urquhart

Rebecca Capon

Senior Strathspey

Callum Wynd

Angus McPhee

Darach Urquhart

Lachie Dick

Senior Piobaireachd

Callum Wynd

Ben Mulhearn

Darach Urquhart

Angus McPhee

Junior Solo Piping Competition

Joseph Townsley

Callum-James Bulloch

 

A Short History of the Ceres Highland Games

It is said that Sir Robert Keith, Great Marischal of Scotland, instructed the men of Ceres in the use of the bow, prior to the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314. This instruction apparently took place upon the village green now known as the Bow Butts. It is upon this green that the annual village games are held, since the charter to hold a market was given, it is said, to the people of the village by Robert Bruce himself, in celebration of the victorious return to Ceres of the men who fought at Bannockburn. No other Highland Games can claim the continuous history of the Ceres Games, which, despite the disapproval of the 16th Century kirk, have continued without interruption since 1314, except during the periods of the Act of Proconscription (1746-1782) which followed Bonnie Prince Charlie’s rebellion, the Great War years and latterly in 2020 when COVID struck. They were originally always held on the 24th of June each year, the anniversary of the battle, but it has recently become more convenient to hold them on the last Saturday of June.

Details

Date:
June 29th
Website:
http://www.ceresgames.co.uk/

Organizer

Ceres Highland Games
Email
eventcoord@ceresgames.co.uk
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Venue

Bow Butts
Ceres, Fife United Kingdom + Google Map
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