The St. Andrew’s Society of Detroit
Presents Our Highland games
The St. Andrew’s Society of Detroit is proud to present its 171st Annual Highland Games. Our games are the oldest continuous games in North America. Founded in 1849, we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Scottish heritage through its arts, customs, dress, literature, and national games. Although we still plan to hold our 2020 Games, it will be in a different format. Look here for future announcements.
St. Andrew’s Society of Detroit’s Ceilidh is Metro Detroit’s premier Scottish concert. It is a kick-off party/concert to our Annual Highland Games and is held the night before the Games on the Games field.
A great many tales and legends surround the origins of the Highland Dances.
Scottish heavy athletics owe their roots to the Highland warriors who would keep in shape between battles by competing amongst themselves with everyday implements. A stone, a blacksmith’s hammer, a tree trunk (caber) became tools for building strength for battle. The Heavy Athletics event at Greenmead draws top professional athletes from all over the country including National and World champions. There is also an Amateur athletics class.
Pipe & Drums