On Sunday 8th May 2016, Battery Park starts off the Highland Games season with a bang as hundreds of drummers, pipers, heavies and highland dancers from across the country come together to compete in the Gourock Highland Games. An important date in the Scottish calendar, it’s the first games after the winter and a chance to celebrate sports, music and dancing outdoors against the scenic backdrop of the firth of Clyde and Argyll hills beyond. At this year’s Gourock Highland Games, now in their 60th year, there’ll be pipe band and drum major competitions; highland dance competitions; heavyweight events; mini highland games; children’s entertainment; gift and craft stalls – a great day out for all the family.
There is no public parking available on the day at Battery Park, so please make use of the excellent public transport links on offer, including rail at Fort Matilda Station (5mins walk from park) and the various bus routes in operation throughout Gourock and the rest of Inverclyde. There is limited on street parking in the surrounding area.