Stirling Highland Games
|Stirling Highland Games|
|Dates||3rd Saturday in August annually|
|Location(s)||Stirling Sports Village, Stirling|
|Country||Scotland, United Kingdom|
|Website||Stirling Highland Games|
The Stirling Highland Games is an annual Highland games event held at Stirling Sports Village in the Scottish town of Stirling, on the 3rd weekend (Saturday) in August.
Records indicate from 1985, when the event was run by Stirling District Tourism, that spectator numbers grew to 6,500 but declined dramatically to under 1,000 by 2011 due to lack of support.
In 2013 Stirling District Tourism passed ownership to Matt McGrandles, a local social entrepreneur who has reinvigorated the event to include Highland dancing competitions, Highland_games#Heavy_events and track and field.
Stirling Highland Games is Stirling's official highland games registered with the SHGA.  In 2018, Stirling Highland Games attracted more than 5,000 visitors, with many coming from overseas countries, including Canada, United States, Germany and France. FVSE, the organisation now delivering the event is looking to grow visitor numbers to 10,000 by 2020, when organisers will be celebrating its 150 year anniversary.
Stirling Highland Games is one of four highland games events run in the Stirling Council area.
Stirling Highland Games committee now chooses its Games Chieftains  based on famous sons and daughters of Stirling to help celebrate this annual cultural event.
2014 Games Chieftain - Ally Hogg | 2015 Games Chieftain - Michael_Goodfellow_(curler) | 2016 Games Chieftain - Lesley Paterson | 2017 Games Chieftain - Kari Carswell | 2018 Games Chieftain - Simone Lahbib |
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