Highland Games Arena
Heavy Events at the 2017 Gordon Castle Highland Games and Country Fair will be held in front of the picturesque Castle Tower in the well established and enlarged Highland Games Arena. With plenty of comfortable seats and an uninterrupted view this is just the venue to enjoy watching Bruce Robb, Lorne Coulthard, Lucasz Wenta and many of the other great Highland Games competitors doing battle in the Tossing the Caber, Shot Put and Hammer. The Arena also hosts the ever popular ‘Tug of War’ and participants and spectators alike will appreciate the extra space in which to ‘battle for the line’. In between these titanic battles the Arena will reverberate to the skirling pipes and booming drums of the ever-popular massed bands, without which no highland games would be complete, and there will be some of the best lined up for the 2017 Games including the Scottish 28lb Weight for Distance championships!
The Highland Games Arena is situated nearby the fields where crowds of over 30,000 once enjoyed the original Gordon Castle Games. It was back in the 1930s that a young George Clark recorded a world best hammer, throwing a 28lbs weight a distance of 76ft 10″. We are very proud to report that since the revival of the Games at Gordon Castle three more world records have already been broken:
Lorne Coulthard 41.10
56LBS WEIGHT OVER THE BAR
Lucasz Wenta 53.10
Tug of War
Elgin A. were the worthy winners for the Gordon Castle Highland Games Tug of War .
The results were as follows: 2nd. Mountblair, 3rd Cornhill A, 4th Cornhill B, 5th. Elgin B.
The Highland Games Arena is nearby the fields where the original Games took place. It was back then, in the 1930s, that a young George Clark recorded a world best hammer, throwing a 28lbs weight a distance of 76ft 10″. We are very proud to record that since the revival of the Games at Gordon Castle three more world records have already been broken and we trust that their will be many more.