Bermuda’s 2nd Ever Highland Games will be taking place 6 weeks tomorrow and once again, we’re thrilled that so many of you are interested in attending and participating.  We can already tell that this year is going to be even bigger and better than last year.

 For anyone interested in having a go at Tossing the Caber or in forming teams of 8 for the Tug o’ War, registration is open now – here is a copy of the registration form with all the details for each.  If interested in the Highland Run, a race of around 6.5km, here’s the registration form with details with details.

Whether you want to entertain some clients or just enjoy the Bermuda Highland Games in style, you may be interested in tickets to our Corporate Hospitality Marquee which are now on sale.

• Individual Tickets are $165.00. A table of 10 tickets is $1500.00 a saving of $150.00

• Children are welcome: Children Under 3 Free of Charge, 3-12years – $25.00, 12-18 $50.00, Over 18 same as adult.

Tickets must be reserved and purchased in advance by electronic payment direct or by cheque payable to the Caledonian Society of Bermuda under advice to Liz Ward.

 Each ticket covers:

• Private Parking

• Admission to the Bermuda Highland Games Corporate Hospitality Marquee and Showfield

• Seating within the Marquee

• Afternoon Tea with Sherry

• Whisky Tasting

• Traditional Scottish Dinner with wine

Please make payment one of two ways: cheque payable to Caledonian Society Highland Games or electronic funds payable to the Caledonian Society Highland Games account with Butterfield Bank 20006060607291100 under advice to Liz Ward

Please direct all queries on the Corporate Hospitality Tickets to Liz Ward at or call 704-0631

Bermuda Highland Games 2013


This summer, as the Commonwealth countries prepare for the 2014 Games in Glasgow Scotland, Bermuda will be hosting games of a different origin. On Saturday 15th June at Saltus Playing Field in Pembroke, there will be a competition to see who can toss a long heavy wooden pole as accurately as possible, to see who can complete a 5K obstacle course in the shortest time and to determine which tug o’ war team is the strongest.

 In other words, the Caledonian Society of Bermuda is pleased to announce it will be holding its 2nd Annual Highland Games, which, in addition to a host of ‘field’ events will include Highland dancing competitions and bag piping demonstrations. Special guests at the games will be the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pipe Band H Division and their Dancers. In addition we are delighted to welcome the Schiehallion Dancers from Hamilton, Ontario and the Mackenzie School of Dance from Halifax, Nova Scotia.

 The Caledonian Society of Bermuda in conjunction with the Bermuda Island Pipe Band and Highland Dancers will be hosting the event, supported by the Bermuda Regiment. Also taking part will be the North Village Band and the Somerset Brigade Band. From the feedback we received from the 1st games held last June, the organisers believe the Games, entertaining and highly colourful, will be well-received by residents and visitors alike.

This is very much a family event, and there will be contests in which members of the public will be invited to participate. Among these will be the 50m dash for adults and children. The ‘kilted dash’, for runners wearing kilts, should prove particularly spectacular. So be sure to bring your running shoes with you.

There will also be a great deal of activity to appeal to spectators. The Highland dancing competition will run throughout the day, punctuated by demonstrations put on by the highly skilled pipers and dancers from Bermuda and overseas.

This event would not be possible without the support of our major sponsors. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Bermuda Department of Tourism, Hiscox Bermuda, BELCO, Jardine Matheson and Goslings. Our host hotel is the Fairmont Hamilton Princess which is offering a great rate for any overseas visitors.

Preceding the Games earlier in the week will be school visits by some of the pipe band and dance members, participation at the Beat Retreat on the Monday at Dockyard and Harbour Night on the Wednesday in Hamilton and a special performance by the RCMP Pipe Band at the Fairmont Hamilton Friday Happy Hour followed by a traditional scottish Ceilidh.

Caledonian Society of Bermuda President, Scott Devine said, “As president of the Caledonian Society I’m delighted to announce the 2nd Bermuda Highland Games. The society has worked long and hard to promote all things Scottish in Bermuda and the Highland Games is the ultimate Scottish event.  We look forward to welcoming the entire island to Saltus Field to sample traditional Scottish food and games, like tossing the caber, tug o’ war, musical displays and highland dancing competitions.   The whole event will run alongside the visit to the island of the RCMP H Division who will also be accompanying the Bermuda Regiment in the Queen’s Birthday Parade which will be held earlier that day. The day is shaping up to be a great spectacle and lots of fun for the entire family. We hope people will come out and enjoy a great day of fun, games and all things Scottish”.

Food and drink, with a distinctly Scottish influence, will be available for purchase at a number of different food stalls, with a ‘kiddie land’ for younger members of the family.

With an admission price of $5 per adult and children under 12 years free, this will be an inexpensive way for families to enjoy healthy exercise and build a sense of community.

Events begin at 2.30pm with a spectacular Parade from City Hall to Saltus Field and will continue into the evening, with closing ceremonies planned to start at 8.30pm which will include a display by the Schiehallion Dancers then a march past by the participating bands.

For further information see our web site  or to become a sponsor or to purchase corporate hospitality passes please contact our Event Planner Elizabeth Ward of Executive Choice Bermuda at or call 704 0631

Walk the Walk on February 24th @ 8.30am for the Pipe Band Foundation of Bermuda




DATE: Sunday, February 24th, 2013

TIME: 8:15 am WARM-UP, 8:30 am START

LOCATION: City Hall Car Park, Wesley Street Entrance



Sponsored by Argus and the Centre on Philanthropy, “Walk the Walk” is a charity 5k walk. The registration fee is $25 and when choosing to walk for the Pipe Band Foundation of Bermuda $20 will be donated to the PBFB. The remaining $5 supports, The Centre’s online location for volunteering in Bermuda.


It is as easy as 1, 2, 3:

  • Go online to to sign-up today.
  • Type in the organisation (Pipe Band Foundation of Bermuda) to which you wish to donate your registration fee.
  • Share this e-mail and the poster with your friends, family, and work colleagues and inspire them to participate. (Get a TEAM together and raise even more money for the PBFB!)
  • If you do register for the Pipe Band Foundation of Bermuda, please send an email to to let me know who will be walking for us. 

Please come and join us in what promises to be a fun-filled and successful event.



2013 Highland Dancing Classes Registration

Registration January 2013

Winter Term– January 7 – March 30
2013 Highland Exams – early April 2013
Spring Term – April 15 – June 15
2013 Highland Dancing Competition – June 15

Monday (Begins Jan 7th):
Somerset Primary, 19 Gilbert Lane, Sandys
5.15pm – Beginner
6pm – Intermediate/Advanced

Wednesday (Begins Jan 16th):
Lady Asser Hut, 19a Richmond Road, Hamilton
4.45 – Beginner
5.30 – Intermediate
6.30 – Advanced

Saturday (Begins Jan 19th):
Sabor Dance School, corner of St. John’s Road and Berkeley Road
11 – Tiny Tots
11.30 – Beginners
12 – Intermediate

Email to register

St. Andrew’s Day Ball 2012



Caledonian Society of Bermuda – St. Andrew’s Day Ball

Venue: Fairmont Southampton Princess – Poinciana Ball Room

Date: Saturday, November 24th, 2012 at 6.30pm


It’s almost time for The Caledonian Society of Bermuda’s St. Andrew’s Ball 2012!

The Ball will take place at the Fairmont Southampton on Saturday, November 24th and you do NOT need to be Scottish to attend – you just have to enjoy good food, good company, drinking, dancing or any combination of those. The event kicks off with a cocktail reception (cash bar) from 6.30pm until 7.30pm. We are seated at 8pm for dinner, served after the Grand March and MC’s welcome. The four-course dinner with wine will be followed by the ceilidh portion of the evening (Scottish dancing, pronounced kay-lee), with live music from the Bermuda Islands Pipe Band, and then you can dance the night away until 2am with DJ King Arthur.

Don’t worry if you don’t know the moves! There will be a free practice run at the Police Recreation Club, near Cedarbridge Academy in Devonshire, on the Wednesday before the Ball (November 21st from 7pm until 9.30pm) to show you the basics. The practice run is a great night out in itself but, even if you miss that, you will be able to pick it up easily on the night. Any of you who have been before can testify that it’s not that complicated – after all, these dances were originally designed for drunken Scottish people to be able to do!

Dress code is black tie and tickets are $150 each, including everything but additional drinks. Tickets can be purchased for individuals, couples or whole tables (tables are either for 10 or 12 people). Ian Hind will be coordinating the seating arrangements – please contact him at and arrange a bank transfer or meet him with the cash/cheque to collect your tickets, otherwise you can pay online at Whichever way you choose, make sure you get your ticket for what is sure to be The Caledonian Society of Bermuda’s biggest and best event yet!