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Highland Games

Fun & games for all ages


Dundonald Ayrshire KA29HD


Saturday 6th August 2022

Saturday 6 August 2022

Dundonald Highland Games is one of Ayrshire’s premier cultural events. It is unique in capturing traditional Scottish heritage and strong community spirit within the picturesque setting of Royal Dundonald Castle.

We are proud to have maintained our annual celebrations in 2020 and 2021 with Virtual Games. However we are now looking forward to happier times and hope to be able to welcome you back to the full Highland Games experience in 2022.

Full details of Events for the Dundonald Highland Games 2022 will be posted on our website and Facebook page in the coming months, so watch this space !




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Dundonald Highland Games Schedule


Thursday 1st July to Friday 30th July Starts at Drybridge Road, Dundonald, and finishes at Dundonald Castle. This year's race is a virtual race organised by Dundonald Games Society in association with Ayrshire Harriers. It is a solo race and can be run any time between 1st and 30th July. Register at https://www.entrycentral.com/dundonald10Kvirtualroadrace    

Poetry Competition

1st July to 31st July Recite your own poem or a famous poem.  Open to all - all ages, children, adults. Record your entry and submit by 31st July to poetry@dundonald-games.org.uk.  Free entry. Prizes up to £100.

Car Treasure Hunt

Monday 2nd August, 7pm Make up a team of family (from the same household) and explore and solve clues that will take you on a local adventure.  The event starts at Dundonald Primary School car park at 7pm, where you will be given the clues and an answer sheet – just bring a pen! Social distancing guidelines must be observed at all times.    

Walking Treasure Hunt

Monday 2nd August - Saturday 7th August at 12 noon The route starts at Castle Visitor Centre and will be approximately 2 miles. Clues will be posted on Facebook on 2nd August and you can then take part whenever you are free.  Remember to comply with Government restrictions on group size.    

Pet Show

Wednesday 4th August, 6.30pm This year's event will be a virtual pet show on Zoom and is kindly sponsored by Dundonald House who will provide prizes. Register by emailing info@dundonald-games.org.uk by Tuesday 3rd August stating what class(s) you are entering. You will then be sent a link to the Zoom Pet Show. This event is open to adults and children. Please be aware we are streaming live on Facebook. Classes:
  • Waggiest tail
  • Fancy Dress
  • Best trick

Fancy Dress Competition

Saturday 7th August Entry will be by photo submission by 12 noon on Friday 6th August and winners will be announced on Games Day 7th August. Age categories for this competition are:
  • 0-2 years
  • 3-4 years
  • 5, 6 and 7 years
  • 8 years and above
  • Groups

Dundonald Games Day

Saturday 7th August On Games Day we will bring you some pipe band music and village fun in other ways.  We would like you to celebrate in small permitted groups from your homes and gardens throughout the village and beyond. Why not throw a barbecue or a small garden party, join us online and we will bring Dundonald Highland Games 2021 to you. Different, but still together.

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South Ayrshire Council is working with the communities and other partners in Dundonald to prepare a Place Plan for the village. This is your chance to have a say in your village! The Place Plan consists of partnership plans that are led by the community, and will include actions that depend on all parties with an active interest in the village for their success. To help us identify the issues and opportunities that are present in the village we need the help of those who live or work in Dundonald. As residents you know the village better than anyone and your views will inform the priorities in the plan, and your ideas will form the basis for the actions to help improve your place.The Scottish Government has developed the Place Standard tool to help us in assessing our places and you can access more information, and the link to get started, as below: beta.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/article/30508/Dundonald-Thriving-Places ...
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Apologies for the delay with this but we are now pleased to present the winners of this year’s Dundonald Poetry Competition. ...
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Event Location

Dundonald Playing Fields
Winehouse Yett