The Durness Highland Gathering Association are members of the Scottish Highland Games Association and registered to accept both amateurs and professionals

COMMITTEE MEMBERS
 
  • Mr Donald Morrison. Chair
  • Mr Alistair Morrison.  Vice Chair

  • Ms Linda Turtle. Secretary

  • Ms Sheila Montgomery. Treasurer

  • Mr Gary Macleod. Clerk of the Course

  • Mrs Janet Cordiner

  • Mrs Caroline MaCowan

  • Mr Stephen Mackinnon

  • Mr Donald James Mackay

  • Mr John Miller

  • Mr Derek Morrison

  • Mr Hugh Morrison

  • Mr Philipp Tanzer

  • Mr Ron Tucker

  • President. Mr Willie Morrison

DURNESS HIGHLAND GATHERING TROPHIES

 

  • 1. ROBERT MORRISON MEMORIAL TROPHY for Jnr. Piping under 15 years  - 

  • 2. ROBERT MORRISON MEMORIAL TROPHY for Jnr Piping 15 yrs  under 18 years

  • 3. J.& J MATHER MEMORIAL SHIELD for Junior Piping (confined to north west Sutherland)

  • 4. HUGH MACKAY CUP Jnr. Piping (Confined to County of Sutherland)

  • 5. BANK OF SCOTLAND TROPHY  for most promising piper (Confined to Sutherland)

  • 6. LEWIS CUP for Professional Pipers

  • 7. ANDREW MACKAY GUNN MEMORIAL TROPHY for Piobaireachd

  • 8. DEWAR TROPHY  Highland Dancing 12 & under

  • 9. SANDEMAN CUP Highland Dancing 13 - 15 years

  • 10. JULIA MACKENZIE TROPHY For dancers 12 yrs & under confined to Sutherland & Ross-shire

  • 11. CABERFEIDH CUP  Highland Dancing 16 yrs & Over

  • 12. RISPOND TROPHY for open heavy events

  • 13. McCOUBREY TROPHY for Heavy events (Confined to Sutherland)

  • 14. MARTY MACKAY MEMORIAL SHIELD for Heavy events (Confined to Durness)

  • 15. YEAR OF HOMECOMING TROPHY for Heavy events under 18 (Confined to Durness)

  • 16. MARJORIE CAMPBELL SHIELD  Track, Field & Fun Events Boys & Girls 16 - 18 yrs Open

  • 17. FERGUSSON CUP Boys 16 - 18 Confined to Sutherland

  • 18.KINLOCH SHIELD  Track, Field & Fun events, Girls 12 - 16yrs (Confined to Sutherland)

  • 19. BURTON CUP,  boys 12 - 16 yrs (confined to Sutherland)

  • 20. ANN, DUCHESS OF WESTMINSTER CUP for girls under 12 from Durness Parish

  • 21. MONTOMERY CUP for boys under 12 from Parish of Durness

  • 22. HAIG TANKARD  Hill Race

  • 23. RIDGWAY TROPHY  Hill Race 35 yrs & Over

  • 24. JOHN RIDGWAY TROPHY  HILL RACE 65 YRS & OVER (New trophy presented 2003)

  • 25. MARIE CHRISTINE RIDGWAY TROPHY  HILL RACE LADIES

  • 26. DURNESS YOUTH CLUB TROPHY, Hill Race Boys under 18

  • 27. DURNESS YOUTH CLUB TROPHY, Hill Race Girls under 16

  • 28. KEEP FIT TROPHY  hill race (confined to Durness)

  • 29. KEEP-FIT TROPHY  Best Snr. Male Athlete from Durness Parish

  • 30. KEEP-FIT TROPHY  Best Senior Female Athlete from Durness Parish

  • 31. QUEENS GOLDEN JUBILEE TROPHY Overall winner, Under 8 confined to Durness Primary School

  • 32. CAPE WRATH HOTEL CUP  for Open Track Events

  • 33. BARR CUP Overall Champion from Parish of Durness

  • 34. CARRIE CUP for Snr Champion in Open Athletics

  • 35. RICHARD MACKAY MEMORIAL SHIELD  Tug OWar

GROUND RECORDS

 

  • Light Shot (Open)           54 ft 2in       G. Capes           1985

  • Light Shot (Conf)............39 ft 7in       A. Matheson      1973

  • Heavy Shot (Open)..........46 ft1in       G. Capes           1985

  • Heavy Shot (Conf) ..........34 ft 2in      A. Matheson      1972

  • Light Hammer (Open).....136 f 11in     A. Gunn            1993     

  • Light Hammer (Conf).......lOl ft 11in     I. Ross              2004

  • Heavy Hammer (Open).....116ft7in    G. Patience         1991

  • Heavy Hammer (Conf) .....84 ft 2in       I. Ross             2004

  • Weight for Distance.......... 88 ft1.5in    L.Brock            2004

  • 56lb Weight for Distance...47 ft 6in       L.Brock            2006

  • 56lb over Bar................... ...16 ft 3in    S.Bets              2003

JUDGES
 
  • Dancing.  Mrs Marion Munro

  • Junior Piping. Mr James Mather

  • Senior Piping. Pipe Major Lewis Barclay

  • Heavy Events. Mr Les Oliphant

  • Track and Field. Mr Stan Fraser

  • Tug of War. Chieftain

EVENTS

 

Open Senior Piping

  •  1. PIOBAIREACHD         

  • 2. MARCH      

  • 3. STRATHSPEY & REEL     

  • 4.  JIG       

 

Junior Piping Under 15 years

  •  5. MARCH     

  • 6. JIG          

 

Junior Piping 15  Under 18 yrs.

  • 7. MARCH      

  • 8. STRATHSPEY & REEL      

 

Piping under 18 yrs

  • 9. PIOBAIREACHD                   

  • 10. JIG                                     

 

DANCING

 

12 years & under

  • 11. HIGHLAND FLING      

  • 12. SWORD DANCE                 

  • 13. SEAN TRUIBHAS    

  • 14. LILT 

  • 15. HORNPIPE  

 

13  15 years

  • 16. HIGHLAND FLING   

  • 17. SWORD DANCE                 

  • 18. SEAN TRUIBHAS                

  • 19.LILT                                     

  • 20. JIG                                     

 

16 Years & Over

  • 21. HIGHLAND FLING               

  • 22. SWORD DANCE                 

  • 23. SEAN TRUIBHAS                

  • 24. JIG                                     

  • 25. HORNPIPE                         

 

HEAVY EVENTS

 

  • 26. Putting Light Shot  Open    

  • 27. Putting Light Shot Confined     

  • 28. Putting Heavy Shot Open    

  • 29. Throwing Light Hammer Open  

  • 30. Throwing Light Hammer Confined   

  • 31. Throwing Heavy Hammer Open   

  • 32 Heavy Hammer Confined   

  • 33.Throwing Weight for Distance Open

  • 34. 56lb Wt for Distance Open  

  • 35. Putting Shot Boys 12  under 16   

  • 36. Weight Over Bar Open   

  • 37. Tossing the Caber Open    

  • 38.  TUG OF WAR MEN 

  • 39. TUG OF WAR LADIES   

 

TRACK & FIELD

 

100 yards

  • 40. Open mens 16+   

  • 41. confined men's 16+      

  • 42. Ladies 16+   

  • 43. Boys 13   16 yrs  

  • 44. Girls 13 -  16 yrs  

  • 45 .Boys 10   12 yrs   

  • 46. Girls 10   12 yrs  

  • 47. Boys 8   9 yrs  

  • 48. Girls 8  9 yrs  

 

50 yards

  • 49. Boys 5  7 yrs   

  • 50. Girls 5  7 yrs  

  • 51.Under 5s   

 

220 yards

  • 52. Open mens 16+  

  • 53. Confined men�s 16+   

  • 54. Ladies16+   

  • 55. Boys 13  15  

  • 56. Girls 13  15     

  • 57. Boys 8 - 12 

  • 58. Girls 8 12   

 

440 yards open           

 

HIGH JUMP

  • 60 Open   

  • 61. Boys 12  16 

  • 62. Girls 12  16  

  • 63  Ladies     

 

LONG JUMP

  • 64. Open 

  • 65. Hop, Step & Leap Open  

  • 66. Boys 12  16  

  • 67.Girls 12   16   

  • 68 Ladies

 

HILL RACE

  • 69. Open    

  • 70  Ladies 

  • 71. Boys 16 yrs & UNDER    

  • 72. Girls 16 & UNDER 

  • 73. 35 yrs & Over  

  • 74. 65 Yrs & Over

 

NOVELTY EVENTS

  • 75. Pillow Fight under 12   

  • 76. Pillow fight 12 -16 

  • 77. Pillow Fight over 16

  • 78. Egg & Spoon Girls 5  7   

  • 79. Egg & Spoon Boys 5 - 7  

  • 80.Egg & Spoon Girls 8  9 

  • 81.Egg & Spoon Boys 8 9  

  • 82. Egg & Spoon Girls 10  12  

  • 83. Egg & Spoon Boys 10 12 

  • 84.Egg & Spoon Girls 13 16  

  • 85. Egg & Spoon Boys 13  16 

  • 86. Egg & Spoon  Ladies  

  • 87.Chuck the Wellie GIRLS 12 - 16  

  • 88.Chuck the Wellie, Ladies  

  • 89. Sack Race Girls 5  7 

  • 90. Sack Race Boys 5  7  

  • 91. Sack Race Girls 8 - 9  

  • 92 Sack Race Boys 8  9  

  • 93 Sack Race Girls 10  12 

  • 94.Sack Race Boys 10  12  

  • 95. Sack Race � Girls 13  16  

  • 96. Sack Race Boys 13 16

  • 97 Sack Race Ladies 

  • 98 Tilt the Bucket 16 and under

  • 99 Tilt the Bucket Over 16 

 

RULES FOR COMPETITORS

 

1.   The Games shall be open to all comers except where otherwise stated.

2.   No entry money will be charged, but all competitors must pay admission money to the field.

3.   Competitors in Confined Events must either have been born in the County or resident for at least 6 consecutive months. Confined and Open Events may be run together, at the discretion of the Clerk of the Course.

4.   Competitors in local events must have been born in Durness or Eddrachillies, or resident for at least 6 consecutive months.

5.   In competitions where there are not more competitors than prizes, prize money may be with held at the Judges' discretion.

6   The Committee reserves the right to alter the order of events.

7.   Only Officials, Competitors and Members of the Press will be allowed inside the Course.

8.   All prize money must be collected from the secretary's tent.

9.   Trophies may not be collected before the end of the Games.

10. No Trophies to be taken out of the UK.

11. All competitors taking part in Open Heavy Events must wear Highland Dress (kilt).

12. The decision of the judges will be final.

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