Scottish Highland Games Press Release

Contributed by Meg Voss

Alaska Scottish Highland Games 2017
6/24/2017 - 8AM
Alaska Scottish Club
Alaska State Fairgrounds
2075 Glenn Hwy. Palmer
COST: $5 Youth (Ages 5-16), $15 Advance/Seniors/Military, $20 Adults

The Alaskan Scottish Club will host the 36th Annual Alaska Scottish Highland Games featuring women’s and men’s amateur and professional athletic competitions on June 24th at the Alaska State Fairgrounds in Palmer.  

Gates open at 8am with piping and drumming solo competitions kicking off the games. Crowd favorite competitions such as the tug o’ war, caber toss, heavy weight throws, weight for height, open stone, braemar stone, men’s and women’s farmers’ walk and the kilted mile will all take place throughout the day.

“In addition to the amateur and professional athletic events, there will be piping and drumming competitions,” explains Games Co-Chairman, Debbie Herrick. “We have the full Highland Games with many other entertainments. These include: Massed bands at opening and closing ceremonies, the Saturday night Ceilidh (pronounced ka-lee) concert with The Angry Brians and The Cameron Highlanders from San Diego, are sure to be a big hit with the crowds. Children's games, tug-o-war competition, clan tents, tea tent, shortbread baking, tall tales, food and craft vendors and the ever-popular scotch tasting events are all part of the fun in this one-day Scottish tradition. We hope that people will join us for great family entertainment.”

Advertisers and vendors will continue to benefit from this entertaining event considered one of the largest during the summer. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for individuals or companies to support athletes, an event, or the games in general.  More information is available on the club’s website at

2017 Pricing:
Adult: $15 advance - $20 gate
Senior/Military: $15   
Youth (Ages 5-16): $5  

Advance tickets can be purchased in advance at, Celtic Treasurers in Anchorage, Fireside Books in Palmer and The Book Shelf in Eagle River.   

The Alaskan Scottish Club is a non-profit organization established to promote the Scottish culture, heritage and teachings to the people of Alaska. This is achieved this through events, workshops, concerts and other social gatherings in Alaska throughout the year.