Highland Games, Edinburgh

Hold your own mini Highlands Games in Edinburgh and put your skill and strength to the test. These Edinburgh highland games bring you a range of Scottish themed outdoor activities to compete in. Perfect for team building, a finale for your stag weekend or to hype up the hen party! Our experienced instructors will take you through each activity as you compete in events you never knew existed! Our Highland Games include:

Caber Tossing

The Caber Toss is a traditional Scottish athletic event that involves running towards the finish line with a caber on your hands, and then tossing the caber into the air. This sport originates from friendly lumberjacks tossing logs across rivers and creeks to get to the other side. Caber Tossing has become a major part of the Highland games in Scotland’s heritage and is enjoyed every spring and summer. 

Haggis Hurling

Considered as the “unusual sport” within Scotland, the Scottish sport of Haggis Hurling has been played in a variety of countries such as the US, Canada, and Australia – where groups of Scottish people have settled. The game is quite simple to play, but fun to compete in, the haggis is first cooked and weighed (differing from male and female contestants), and after the inspection, the haggis is then hurled whilst standing on a specific item. Winning hurls are based on accuracy and distance! 

Tug Of War 

Tug Of War is another popular sport featured in our Highland Games in Edinburgh and is one particularly popular competitive sport within Scotland itself. As you may know, Tug Of War consists of two teams attempting to pull on opposite ends of a rope, in a test of strength and camaraderie – perfect for any team-building activity!

Mad Max Highland Games are the ultimate group activity if you’re in Edinburgh- they work particularly well in a Stag do or Hen party to get the banter flowing; for a mixed group of friends to settle ultimate bragging rights, or to give guests a flavour of Scotland. MadMax Edinburgh’s mini Highland Games are great fun for larger groups and those with a competitive edge. Following quad biking or clay pigeon shooting with a highland games event makes the perfect ice breaker or finale to a chock full day of adventure!

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Fact File

If you require more information about our bespoke highland games activity, we’ve listed the most important items of information below, from location to activity times:

» Location: MadMax Adventures, Edinburgh

» On site time: 1.5 hours

» Activity time: 1 hour (may vary based on group size)

» Restrictions: Minimum of 12 participants, 10yrs +

» Activity price: £40.00 per person

Do you have any other questions? No problem, at MadMax Adventures, we’re always happy to help. Contact us today to talk to one of our contact support staff.

What To Expect

Our multi-activity Highland Games is set out with a variety of Scottish themed activities for your stag party, hen party or work colleagues to compete in. From welly wanging to tossing the caber, weight o’er bar or tug of war, we will test your skill, strength and brains in our authentic Scottish Highland Games near Edinburgh. Our Games will test you and sort the wheat from the chaff!

Our instructors will give you expert instruction, hilarious running commentary and additional insight into the events your surroundings and Scottish culture. You’ll have so much fun with our highland games package, we just know you’ll be back soon!

Where To Find Us

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Need to Know

Before you take part in our competitive highland games activities, we have some need-to-know information that will be beneficial for you to know:

» We ask participants to be age 10 or over

» Spectators are welcome to attend

» Tartan optional!

As long as you meet the first requirement, you can actively participate in one of MadMax Adventure’s popular activities!

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