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Welcome to the 2024 Highland Games!

Welcome to the SIXTH edition of Beijing's Highland Games!

Join us on Sunday 2nd June for an exciting day of games activities, tug-of-war, great food and drink, ceilidh, and all things Scottish!

The Highland Games have been part of Scotland's culture for hundreds of years. Bring your family, friends and colleagues and enter into the Highland Games competitions to see who is the best of the best!

There will be a great selection of food, ice-cream, soft drinks and alcohol from Beijing and Scotland's most loved vendors throughout the day, as well as an exciting range of activities for kids and adults to enjoy.

Rounding off the afternoon, try your luck in our raffle to win some fantastic prizes!

Highland Games

Highland games are events held in the spring and summer in Scotland and other countries as a way of celebrating Scottish and Celtic culture. 

It is alleged that the games began in the 11th century, when King Malcolm III of Scotland summoned contestants to a race to find a fast runner to be his royal messenger. 

We have slightly adjusted some of the events (it's hard to find a caber in Beijing!) and challenge you to roll up your sleeves and see if you've got what it takes to be crowned the very best!

Tug o'war

Teams are divided into two by a red tape in the center of the rope. The aim of this competition is to pull the opposing team to your side of the line marked on the ground. As soon as the red tape crosses the line marked on the ground, the team who pulls the rope to their side wins. 

Shot Put

The shot put (in this case medicine ball), has to be placed close to your neck, resting on your shoulder. The shot must be released above the height of the shoulder with one hand. Competitors are permitted to either run up to the boundary line or stay still before releasing the ball. The competitor who throws the ball the furthest is the winner. 

Tyre Flip

As a team effort, you and your team mates are required to flip the tyre from one cone to another and back again. The team to complete the distance in the quickest time wins. 

Farmer's Walk

Carrying two heavy kettle-bells, competitors have to walk the marked out distance without dropping the weights or stopping in between. The person with the quickest speed, will win the competition.

The Highland Cup 5-a-side Football Competition

New for this year, we'll also be organising a 5-a-side football competition! Compete for glory in our inaugural Highland Cup's 15 minute matches. Limited to 16 teams, pre-registration essential. Please email us at to sign up.

Ceilidh Dance

What is more important than learning the ceilidh dance at the Highland Games? 

The Beijing Scottish Society will lead several ceilidh dance sessions throughout the day. Learn your steps in the first and show off your skills in the second!

Food & Drinks from your favourite local vendors and restaurants in Beijing

We have a wide selection of BBQ, burgers, fish and chips, baked goods, desserts and drinks for you at the Highland Games from some of our favourite local vendors and restaurants in Beijing. Come for a picnic on a hot summer day and we've got you covered!

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Adult Ticket 成人票

Standard PriceRMB 220

Family of 3 三人家庭

2 Adults & 1 Child

Standard PriceRMB 480

Family of 4 四人家庭

2 Adults & 2 Children

Standard PriceRMB 580

Child Ticket 小孩票

Ages 4-18

Standard PriceRMB 120

Young Child Ticket 幼儿票

Ages 3 or below

Standard PriceComplimentary



Dulwich College Beijing
89 Capital Airport Road,
Shunyi District

Beijing, China

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Please check back later in the month for more information on our venue, Dulwich College Beijing, as well as transport to and from this year's Highland Games venue.