Gourock Highland Games 2022

Our annual Gourock Highland Games are back! The games will return to the Battery Park on Sunday 8th May.

The past two years were unfortunately cancelled due to COVID, but we are back better than ever.


The event will be in safe hands with a Navy veteran and former police custody officer named as chieftain. Local man George McLeary will take over the reins on Sunday 8th May, for the first Gourock Games since 2019 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

At this year’s Gourock Highland Games, there will 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.

It is free entry and open to all from 12pm. 

Visit Scotland are celebrating ‘Year of Stories 2022’, which we will be supporting with a Storytelling tent and an afternoon of activities.

The Gourock Games will be followed this year by the British Pipe Band Championships a fortnight later on Saturday 21st May 2022, also in Battery Park.

Both are part of Inverclyde Council’s flagship Meliora Festival which will also include the Inverclyde Warrior 5k obstacle course, also at Battery Park, on 11 June, a special Scotland v England girls’ under-15s anniversary international football match at Ravenscraig Stadium on 15 May and a visual arts spectacular which has still to be announced.

Let the games begin!




Food & Drink

We have a number of exciting Food & Drink establishments throughout Inverclyde.  Have a look through our list of fantastic bars, coffee shops and restaurants.


Gift Shops & Retailers

There is something for everyone looking to shop in the area. Kilmacolm and Gourock offer boutique and chic independent retailers where you can find that one of a kind gift.  Port Glasgow has a large outdoor retail park with all the main high street shops.  So take time and explore everything that is on offer.


Arts & Culture

Most of our wonderful arts & culture venues are open, including the Watt Institution and the Waterfront cinema in Greenock. The Beacon Arts Centre is now also offering limited exhibitions, workshops and performances. Keep updated through our events page.