On Saturday 20th August 72 determined competitors will all be taking part in this year’s EMERGENCY 999 HIGHLAND GAMES which takes place at Park Farm, Dumfries at the  Rugby Club playing fields. A Fun Packed family day is on offer, all are welcome to come along and support, laugh at and cheer their favorite clan.


The 8 clans that will be taking part this year are

Galloway Clyde-Siders (police Scotland), Clan Clay Holers (police Scotland), Clan MacBoag (police Scotland), Solway Sirens (Annan Coastguard), Clan of Duty (Stranraer Ambulance & Whithorn fire and rescue) Ambo Rambos (Scottish Ambulance Service) Clan Caerlaverock (Nith Inshore rescue) And the reigning champions The Blue Light Brigade (police Scotland)



They will be  taking part in the 9 grueling events including :-

Caber toss

Haggis and spoon

Target rugby

Tractor pull

Sheaf toss

Wellie wanging

Highland dash

Tyre flip

With the teams battling for superiority and first place in the grand final – The Tug of War!!


There is also plenty for the spectators to come along and see.  Bouncy castles, disco dome, glitter tattoos and facepainting. There are stands from COPS (care of Police Survivors charity), Stranraer Arctic Trek, Police Scotland, Scottish Ambulance service, Scottish Fire and Rescue, Nith Inshore Rescue and  the Dumfries & Galloway Blood Bikes.


Entertainment will also be provided by the very talented Highland Dancers from Symar Dance Academy and also Lochmaben Pipe Band.

Raffle tickets will be on sale on the day to win a top prize of a luxury break at Maryport Holiday Village, plus loads of other amazing prizes.


Please come along and support the clans, and more importantly help them raise money for two worthwhile charities Dumfries & Galloway Blood Bikes and Clic Sargent.  If last year’s games are anything to go on there will be no end of entertainment.


The event kicks off at 12 noon when the Clans will be led into the main arena by Lochmaben Pipe Band and after the games there will be a disco held at Dumfries Rugby Club from 7.00pm – 12.00am


Entry is free to this event however there will be collection buckets at the gates should you wish to give a donation.


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