The 2020 Forres Highland Games will take place in the stunning natural arena of Grant Park, on July 4.

Last year’s event, which saw an increase in footfall of almost 20% from 3086 to 3622 attracted visitors from across the world, including Germany, Hong Kong, Spain, the USA, New Zealand, Ireland, France and Canada. 

Now heading into its 92nd year, the Forres Highland Games’ team is offering a range of sponsorship and trading opportunities which will give businesses and organisations a great way to showcase what they do to a local, national and international audience.

Sponsor an event

Set in the Games arena, the Forres Highland Games showcases over 35 individual events from the traditional heavy events such as tossing the caber to the message bike race which is unique to our Games.

Sponsorship of each event is £60 and in return the sponsor will get the following coverage:

  • A mention in the program
  • A social media ‘shout out’ of the Games FB and Twitter pages
  • An announcer call-out at the start of your chosen event on the day of the Games.

Event sponsorship is snapped up quickly, so if you are keen to get involved, please do so quickly to avoid disappointment.

Women’s Events Availability
800 Metres     RESERVED for David MacKintosh Plumber, Forres
400 Metres                                       RESERVED for R&R Urquhart, Forres
200 Metres       RESERVED for Fraser & Chalmers Insurance Services, Forres
100 Metres     RESERVED for G&M Catering Services
High Jump            RESERVED for Murdoch Brothers Butchers, Forres
Long Jump    RESERVED for Thomson Tyres, Forres
Putting the Shot   RESERVED for Smith’s Jewellers, Forres
Men’s Events Availability
800 Metres     RESERVED for Passing Place Driving School, Forres
400 Metres                                       RESERVED for Moray Coast Veterinary Group, Forres
200 Metres       RESERVED for Wilmac Garage, Forres
100 Metres     RESERVED for The Victoria Bar, Elgin
3000 Metres Championship   RESERVED for Stuart Allan Plumbing & Heating Engineers
High Jump            RESERVED for Legends Bar, Forres
Long Jump    RESERVED for Forres Heritage Trust, Forres
Boys’ and Girls’ Events Availability
800 Metres 13-15 years   RESERVED for Dickson’s of Forres
400 Metres 13-15 years                                    RESERVED for MaCones Ices, Inverness
800 Metres 11-13 years   RESERVED for Tom Logie House Furnishers, Forres
200 Metres 11-13 & 13-15 years     RESERVED for The Victoria Hotel, Forres
100 Metres 11-13 & 13-15 years     RESERVED for The Red Lion, Forres
Senior Heavies Availability
Throwing 28lb weight for distance   RESERVED for AES Solar, Forres
Throwing 56lb weight over the bar RESERVED for Fraser Bros Ltd Butchers, Forres
Throwing the Scots hammer    
Putting the Rab Ritchie Stane   RESERVED for Mackenzie & Cruickshank, Forres
Tossing the caber   RESERVED for Sheriffmill Motor Company Ltd, Elgin
Junior Heavies Availability
Throwing weight for distance    
Throwing weight over the bar    
Throwing the Scots hammer   RESERVED for J W Lawther & Son, Belfast
Putting the shot    
Tossing the caber    
Cycling Events Availability
1500 Metres cycle handicap                        RESERVED for Andrew Smith Funeral Director, Forres
Cycle-De’il Take The Hindmost    RESERVED for Andrew Smith Funeral Director, Forres
6000 Metres cycle N.S.C.U. Championship   RESERVED for D & J Black Joiners, Forres
1000 Metres cycle handicap   RESERVED for Fraser Macgillivary School of Motoring, Forres
800 Metres cycle championship   RESERVED for MJ Mackintosh Electrical Engineer, Forres
800 Metres cycle handicap                                                         RESERVED for Airvolution Clean Energy
Other Events Availability
Message boys cycle race   RESERVED for Lorraine & Bill Budge, Aberdeen
Tug O’ War   RESERVED for AJ Engineering, Forres
Mixed relay x half Women’s laps 1&4  
100 Metres youths   RESERVED for Maclean’s Highland Bakery
1500 Metres youths   RESERVED for Springfield Properties Plc. Elgin
Solo Piping   RESERVED for the Mosset Tavern, Forres
10K Road Race   RESERVED for Noble Timber Buildings, Forres

Banner sponsor £200

Promote your business or organisation to thousands of people at the Forres Highland Games and show your support for our event which is now in its 92nd year.

This is a great way to get recognised for what you do. A new addition to the Forres Highland Games sponsorship pack, we expect it will be a popular proposition, so get in quick!

  • Display of one Banner (approx. 2 Metres) showing your logo, in the Forres Highland Games design, on the park (including cost of production),
  • A listing as a sponsor in the souvenir programme.

Seating Sponsor: £100

Our designated seating area gives guests a chance to rest their legs and spectators the best view of the arena to enjoy the events. The seating sponsor will be recognised in the following way:

  • A banner/placard displayed at the entrance to the seating area
  • A social media ‘shout out’ on the Games FB and Twitter pages

Message Boy’s Bike Sponsor: £100 (8 opportunities)

Unique to the Forres Highland Games and a real highlight of the day is the Message Boys Race where competitors often made up from spectators take part in a race on old style message bikes. Often used in event publicity and an attraction for the press, the bikes get a good show on the day. A sponsor of one message bike will be recognised in the following way:

  • Their logo or brand on the message bike
  • A social media ‘shout out’ on the Games FB and Twitter pages

Highland Dancing Sponsorship: £200

Attracting over 60 dancers from around the world, no Highland Games would be complete without its Highland dancers. Set in a designated area of our arena within the stunning Grant Park, the Highland dancing attracts a huge crowd all day long. The Highland dancing sponsor will be recognised in the following ways:

  • A banner/placard displayed adjacent to the Highland dancing stage
  • A social media ‘shout out’ of the Games FB and Twitter pages

Pipe Band Sponsorship:  RESERVED

Our massed pipe bands are a huge attraction at the Forres Highland Games. Each year we attract 10 bands from across Scotland to the Games where they perform for the crowds and compete for the honour of being crowned the best band for deportment and dress.

However, booking the bands is one of the biggest outlays for the Games hence why sponsorship is required.

Posted on: 5.02.2020