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Highland Games

Highland Games in Scotland

Hold your own mini Highlands Games just on the outskirts of 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!

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
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What You Can 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! 

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 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!

Why Choose MadMax Adventures For Highland Games?

MadMax Adventures is the unparalleled choice for your Highland Games activity, we provide an extraordinary blend of tradition, excitement, and professional service. With a commitment to delivering an unforgettable experience, at MadMax, we stand out for our meticulously crafted Highland Games that authentically capture the spirit of Scotland. 

The stunning Highland setting (conveniently located just outside Edinburgh City Centre), coupled with a diverse range of activities, ensures a day filled with laughter, camaraderie, and a true sense of Scottish heritage. Our expert team at MadMax Adventures go above and beyond to tailor the experience to your preferences, whether you’re a group of friends, a corporate team, or a family seeking adventure. 

From caber tossing to tug-of-war, every element is designed for maximum enjoyment and engagement. With a reputation for excellence and a dedication to customer satisfaction, at MadMax Adventures, we promise a Highland Games experience like no other, making us the premier choice for those seeking an unforgettable and authentically Scottish adventure.

Our Course Features

MadMax Highland Games are the ultimate group activity if you’re looking for something to do close to Edinburgh city centre – they work particularly well in stag dos or hen parties 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. You could even create your own custom, fun-filled activity package which could include our quad biking safari or clay pigeon shooting!

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

» Tartan optional!

» Spectators are welcome to attend!

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What are Highland Games?

Highland Games are traditional Scottish events that originated centuries ago, featuring a variety of athletic and cultural competitions. They often include activities like caber tossing, haggis throwing, and tug-of-war.

Is there a dress code for Highland Games attendees?

While there is no dress code for participants, some people often choose to wear traditional Scottish attire, such as kilts and other Highland dress. We would recommend wearing items you’re comfortable in such as sports wear and sensible footwear.

Can anyone participate in Highland Games?

MaxMad Adventures Highland Games activities are open to participants of various skill levels and ages over 10+.

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