Updated 9/12//16


The Reno Celtic Celebration is proud to present its first complete Scottish Highland games since 2009. Events include the stone put, weights for distance, weight over bar, Scottish hammer, and caber toss and, pending time, the sheaf toss. Competition will include divisions for men, women, and masters age athletes. When competition is not taking place, feel free to try some of the events for yourself under the supervision of trained Scottish athletes!

Our Athletics Schedule for the year is as follows:

Schedule for 2016


Amateur (C class) light weight and standard weight divisions

MORNING:                                                                                                                       10:00 am to 12:00 pm                                                                                                     Braemar Stone                                                                                                                 Open Stone                                                                                                                             Heavy Weight for distance                                                                                                Light Weight for distance                                                                                               Heavy Scottish Hammer                                                                                                   Light Scottish Hammer

AFTERNOON:                                                                                                                     1:00 pm to 4:00 pm                                                                                                        Weight for height (56 lbs)                                                                                               Caber toss Sheaf toss (time permitting)                                                                 Announcement of Winners


Masters (40+) and Women’s divisions


10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Braemar stone                                                                                                    
Open Stone                                                                                                               
Heavy Weight for distance                                                                                                   Light weight for distance                                                                                   
Heavy Scottish hammer                                                                                                         Light Scottish hammer 

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm                                                                                                           Weight for height (56 lbs)                                                                                                 Caber toss                                                                                                                        
Sheaf toss (time permitting)                                                                                                     

4:00 pm Announcement of Winners and Closing Ceremonies



About Scottish Athletics at the Reno Celtic Celebartion

Michael Perrin is the athletics director on the Celtic Celebration’s board and is coordinating the Scottish athletics competition and demonstration this year.  This year’s Scottish Highland Games are put on by the Sac-Sierra Throwing Club in cooperation with the Scottish American Athletics Association (SAAA).

We invite interested people to come out and learn more about the unique sports from the Highlands and perhaps participate in demonstrations on Sunday.  Ladies and children are welcome.

If you are a Highland athlete and would be willing to work the clinic or demonstrate your sport, please contact Michael at athletics (at) renoceltic (dot) org.

Children’s Events
We will have athletic events for children on both Saturday and Sunday.  Please check the schedule at the event for the event and times.

Volunteers Needed! If anyone would like to help with Athletic Games or Children’s games in the future please fill out our volunteer application or email volunteers (at) renoceltic (dot) org.