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Mark your calendar!

Mark your calendar!

Mark your calendar for the Portland Highland Games on July 18, 2015.

Once again we will bring you world-class pipe bands, Celtic entertainment, top competition in Scottish heavy athletics, Highland dancing, fiddling, piping and drumming competitions. The Kilted Mile run, sheepdog demonstrations, Children's games and activities, MacTarnahan Memorial Challenge caber toss, Clan tents and the Parade of Massed Bands are always among the favorites.

Competitor registration will be available starting on April 1st. Get your entry forms here on April 1.

Buy your admission tickets in advance online and get great discounts. Raffle tickets and memberships are also available for your purchase online.

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If you would like to be involved, you can join us. There are many volunteer opportunities to do both during the year and on the day of the Games. And as a "thank you" you will get free admission to the Games. Learn more about how you can help.

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Posted March 26, 2015 in News.

Highland Dancers

Online entries open on April 1st.

Previous Results

Heavy Athletics

Online entries open on April 1st.

Previous Results
Records (pdf)

Piping and Drumming

Online entries open on April 1st.

Previous Results

Drum Majors

Online entries open April 1st.

Previous Results


Online entries open on April 1st.

Previous Results

Pipe Bands

Online entries open on April 1st.

Previous Results

Kilted Mile

Online entries open on April 1st.

Previous Results

Tax Forms

Forms required for all judges and competitors who receive cash prizes:

Competitor Registrations for the 2015 Portland Highland Games open on April 1st. Please contact individual competition chair with specific questions.

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Registrations for Competitors Open on April 1, 2015

Competitor registration will be available online starting on April 1st.
Kids events, such as, the Fun Run and Children's Games do not require prior registration, but just to show up.

Advance admission tickets as well as raffle tickets are also available for your purchase online. If you join us by becoming a member of the Portland Highland Games Association or offering to volunteer at the Games, you will find many fun benefits.

Thank you for supporting the Games, whether you participate as a competitor, entertainer, volunteer, or a Highland games enthusiast in the audience.

We are planning on a fantastic program for the entertainment stage and will let you know all about it soon. The compete schedule of events will be posted later.


Posted on March 15, 2015.

Support your Scottish Highland traditions

Thank you to all who participated at the Games this year - competitors, musicians, vendors and attendees of all ages.

Planning has started for next year's Games - July 18, 2015. If you would like to be involved, you can join us. There is much to do both during the year and on the day of the Games. You can become member or volunteer and even make a donation (with tax advantages) to help out.

Meanwhile, to nurture your Highland soul, there are many local Scottish events to enjoy:

  • OPS PRESENTS! Oregon Pipers Society brings you a full evening of musical entertainment with pipes, drums, celtic groups and even Highland dancers while you enjoy food and drink. Piping competition starts at 4:30 p.m. with food, beer and wine available all through the evening. See all the details here and see what fantastic entertainment is coming up each third Saturday of the month.

  • Portland Highland Dance Association's provides a venue for seeing dancers of all ages and levels compete. If you are considering Scottish Highland dance as an activity or sport for you child, this is where you also may meet the area teachers. See details about future activities and competitions here.

  • January is the month of celebrating Robert Burns, the national poet of Scotland. There are several local Burns Suppers, organized by a variety of local groups and associations: The Portland Metro Pipe Band, Jan. 24th; the Heather Clan with The Portland Police Highland Guard Pipe Band, Jan. 23rd; The Highland Stillhouse; and for Portland State University's 9th Annual Burns Supper contact Donna Harris at dsharris@pdx.edu. - These are all fun events with pipe bands, whisky, poetry and other entertainment in the spirit of Robbie Burns and for "Auld lang syne." Contact each group for dates and details of the event.

Posted on December 18, 2014.

Congratulations to the 2014 Raffle Winner!

Congratulations go to Allison Rogers of Banks, Oregon, who won the "Vacation for Two to Scotland" raffle prize! The winning Raffle Ticket, Number 1001, was randomly drawn on Saturday, the 19th, at the 62nd Portland Highland Games.

The vacation trip for two to Scotland includes air allowance of $1000 each plus $650 each toward a land package.

Thank you to the many people that bought raffle tickets in support of the Portland Highland Games.

A special 'Thank You' goes to our longtime sponsor, Willamette International Travel, for making the raffle possible.

Posted on July 20, 2014.

Win a Trip to Scotland

Our longtime sponsor, Willamette International Travel, once again makes it possible for you to have a chance to win a vacation for two to Scotland. This year it could be you!

Raffle tickets can be purchased at the games. You do not need to be present to win. Raffle drawing is at about 5 p.m. on July 19 on the Main Stage at the Games.

Chances are 2 for $5 or $3 each. Odds are 1 in 5000. The raffle tickets continue to be a great bargain - think of the odds, when just $10 gives you 4 tickets and $20 gives you 8 tickets!

Here are the travel details:

  • Air allowance up to $1000 per person and a land package allowance donated by Willamette International Travel of Portland up to $650 per person.

  • The air allowance does not limit you to Scotland, but you may choose to fly from any North American gateway to any gateway in the United Kingdom.

  • Sixty days advance notice required. Travel needs to be completed by July 18, 2015. Travel package is redeemable only through Willamette International Travel. No cash value.

What a fantastic way to support the Portland Highland Games!

Posted on July 18, 2014.

KGW's Drew Carney and the Heavy Athletics

Drew Carney reviews the Heavy Athletic events at the Portland Games - including the famous stone throwing event, the "Portland Stone" weighing a very heavy 96 pounds.

Posted on July 17, 2014.

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