Scottish Highland Games

The Tucson Celtic Festival is pleased to host the Inaugural Southwest Master’s Championship Scottish Highland Games presented by the Tucson Celtic Hammerheads.

The Master’s Championships will take place Saturday, November 4th and all other competitive classes will be held on Sunday, November 5th. Please see schedule for times and days.  



Want to know more about local Heavy Athletics? Check out the Tucson Celtic Hammerheads website!

Curious about the Origins of the Games?

It is widely believed that King Malcolm III of Scotland, in the 11th century, summoned contestants to a foot race to the summit of Craig Choinnich (overlooking Braemar). King Malcolm created this foot race in order to find the fastest runner in the land to be his royal messenger. Some have seen in this event the origin of today’s modern Highland games.