About Texas Women's Highland Games

Our Purpose:

To increase awareness and involvement of women in the sport of the Highland Games. Promoting a fun, active, family friendly and competitive sport by providing information and resources to all those interested in joining us in our continuing adventures!

Please see our FAQ page for all those burning questions you have about how you participate, what to do, who to talk to and where to go!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

April 2 & 3, 2011 - San Antonio Highland Games!

This weekend is going to be an exciting Scottish Festival and Highland Games in San Antonio, TX.

There are going to be competitors from as far away as Japan! Yes, that was not a typo. Japan!!! One of the ladies class is traveling from South Carolina to join us in South Texas. What a great bunch of athletes for the weekend!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Weight Over Bar/Weight for Height

Tossing the Weight for Height. Yes, you read that correctly! This event is where the weight travels up and over a set of standards, much like what a high jumper would clear.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Iron Thistle Weekend Results!

NASGA's handy dandy database has been undated and the results from this weekend are in for all the athletes and it can be found LINKED HERE.

  • Use the drop down in the "Results" section.

  • Select the games you are looking for.

  • Hit select button and viola!

Sounds like it was a COLD one. Great job to our Texans who got 2nd and 5th in the womens class...and best of all... some pretty big throws! Way to go ladies!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

How do I play? 2. The Stones (Open and Breamar Stone)

Putting the Stone

Texas Highland Games - 2011

Here is a current listing of the Highland Games that are taking place in Texas in 2011.

This is not completely comprehensive, and it comes directly from the NASGA database website, the most useful resource for Highland Athletes!! Check there for any updates to games in Texas and/or for a full listing of the 2011 Highland Games throughout North America (and a few overseas!).

How do I play? 1. The Field, Throwing Area, and Trig

The Highland games is very simple in terms of where it can be done. All you need is a flat field, with enough distance to safely throw your implements: the Stones, the Weights over Distance and the hammers (they will be covered in depth later).

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Iron Thistle Highland Games, OK, March 25-27,2011

This weeekend there is a Games that is going on at our neighbors just to the north of Texas.

The Iron Thistle event is taking place this weekend in Yukon, OK. I know a couple of the TX ladies are headed up that way to participate! Good Luck to all and enjoy the fun and festivities!

For more information, click HERE

Monday, March 21, 2011

San Antonio Highland Games, April 2-3, 2011

Hello Scottish Games fans (and soon to be fans).

The next 2011 summer games that is coming up in Texas is in the lovely San Antonio in 2 weeks.

Link here http://www.sahga.org/

This 12th annual festival will be the host to a myriad of activities including traditional Scottish heavy athletics, Celtic dance and music performances, a solo bagpiping competition, geneology information in the Clan Village, children's activities in the Kid's Glen, Living History activities and seminars, parade of Scottish dogs, and sheep herding trials.

Sunday, March 20, 2011


Welcome to the beginnings of our adventure! Thanks for joining us. Now, how to introduce you to our strange sport of choice?

First things first;  What is Highland Games? The simplest explanation I have tripped across to date is that they are field events with considerably more weight. My experience has been they are a joy. The events are feats of strength and skill that require you to never take yourself too seriously.  The community of throwers are a welcoming, warm, and ever ready to help you become your best.

The iconic events most commonly seen are Caber, Sheaf, Braemar Stone, Open Stone, Light and Heavy Weights for Distance, Light and Heavy Hammers and Weight Over Bar. These align loosely with shot put, discus and Olympic hammer style throwing. Caber and Sheaf are truly unique events. While the origins of these events are heavily debated, they are always a crowd pleaser, garnering rowdy appreciation from fans.

Now, folks, what questions do you have for us? What topics do you want to have us explore for you? What resources do you need to join in the fun?

Wiki Defines Highland Games