FAQs

What to expect on the day – There will be the Highland games arena and Country sports arena where you can watch the Men’s heavy competition, women’s heavy, juniors heavy, and tug-o-war competitions. There will be Pipe band displays, a dog show, highland dancing, a BMX stunt show, along with a children’s area, shopping in Tower Hall with local traders, various local food vendors, and Gordon Castle‘s very own Gin Bar. (& much, much more)

Where can I purchase tickets? – Tickets are linked in our Instagram bio or on our website. You can also purchase tickets on the day. Alternatively, book them on the EventBrite website.

What is included with a Gold Ticket? - With a gold ticket, you receive priority parking, access all day to the Hospitality Tent and priority seating around each of the arenas.

What time does the event start and finish? – Sunday 19th May 2024. 10am – 5pm.

Is the event fully accessible? – It is, there will be disabled parking and disabled toilets available on the day. Most of the grounds are surrounded by a path, suitable for wheelchair users. If you have any queries regarding accessibility, please contact admin@gleco.co.uk

Is the event dog friendly? – Yes, this is a dog friendly event. The more of them the better! We prompt all dog users to bring poo-bags and dispose of them in our bins situated around the grounds.

You can enter your furry friends into this year’s fun dog competition. Find the form link here.

Is this a cashless event? – No, we accept card payments on the day. However, we do recommend having cash on you for in the event of any card machines going down (this is an outdoor event remember!).

How can I get to the event – You can get to us by car, public transport or by foot. Keep an on our social media channels, a few days prior we will post a video on how to enter the grounds on the day.  You can fond us on Google Maps here or on what3words here.

Is parking available? Yes, parking is available on the day. Those with gold tickets will have priority parking. Parking attendants will help with the flow of traffic coming into the event. This is addressed further in another FAQ.

Where is the nearest train station? – The nearest station is Keith (9.3 miles), Elgin (11 miles), there is also a bus route you can take that would bring you directly into Fochabers, where we are then within walking distance.

Is there food and drink available? – There are 17 different local food vendors joining our highland games this year. Our bar in Tower Hall will be open and of course, our very own Gordon Castle Gin Bar will be open (located in the Orangery).

Are there toilet facilities? – Yes, we have port-a-loos available throughout the day and for sponsors, they have their own private loos by their tent. There will be larger toilets available for disabled and baby change.

What to expect with parking – We would like to highlight that we have taken into account feedback from last year’s car parking, we have made improvements and are sure it is a better procedure in place. It will be a strict one-way system in operation, there will be tracking mats in suitable places, there are more stewards on the day to help and we aim to control everything within our control (so let’s pray for some sunny weather on the lead up to and on the day!)