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See listings below left For all earlier Galas Shows & Games photos

   

To see lots of photos of earlier galas and shows see below.  For many other photos over the last 15 years from many events and news items go HERE

Galas/Shows/Games In Caithness
Caithness has a number of local Galas, Shows and Highland Games.  These mini festivals bring together a variety of local entertainment for local people to enjoy.  These are usually low key affairs and aim to help every one especially children have an enjoyable day or week.

The highlight of several of the Galas is a parade of decorated floats which in Caithness in recent years often take the form of representing a local event, TV programme or other incident. In fact it can be almost anything.  Wick and Thurso Galas are the biggest in the county.  Caithness has four highland Games each year with Halkirk being one of the biggest in the highlands and growing in recent years.

At the Galas the opportunity is often taken to poke fun at officials, committees or decisions  taken by councils or individuals that have hit the headlines.  In fact almost anything is fair game for the Caithness sense of humour on these occasions.

Most of the events are followed by dances in tents or local hotels.  The local galas have a few days or even a week of other events especially for children but also other age groups and their are usually programmes of events in local shops and on this web site as they are published.

Increasingly School Reunions are being held in the Wick and Thurso gala weeks swelling the numbers of people coming into the county to meet old friends and see relatives.

To see what came before the modern Galas go to
Herring Queens Index

2017

Wick Gala 2017

No Thurso Gala Procession 2017 - Change of format

No Castletown Gala Photos 2017 - Clash with Lybster

Lybster Gala 2017 

Caithness County Show 2017

Caithness County Show 2017 Saturday

Halkirk Highland Games 2017

Caithness Model Show 2017

Latheron Show 2017

Halkirk Gala 2017 - No Photos

Canisbay Show 2017

2016   

Wick Gala 2016

Thurso Gala 2016

Castletown Gala 2016

Lybster Gala 2016

Caithness County Show 2016

Wick Lifeboat Day 2016

Halkirk Highland Games 2016

Bower Gala 2016

Caithness Model Show 2016

Latheron Show 2016

2015

Bower Gala 2015

Halkirk Highland Games 2015

Wick Gala 2015

Caithness County Show 2015

Halkirk Gala 2015
Fancy Dress

Wick Pipe Band Week 2015

Thurso Gala 2015

Castletown Gala 2015

Canisbay Show 2015

Caithness Model Show 2015

2014
Caithness County Show 2014
Friday Evening

Halkirk Highland Game 2014

Latheron Show 2014

Canisbay Show 2014

Castletown Gala 2014
Baby Show

Lybster Gala 2014

Wick Gala 2014
Fancy Dress - Braehead
Gymkhana

Thurso Gala 2014

Halkirk Gala 2014
Fancy Dress

Caithness & Sutherland 2014 Vintage Vehicles Rally

Wick Harbour Day 2014

2013
Wick Gala 2013

Thurso Gala 2013

Caithness County Show 2013 - Stunt Motor Cycles

Caithness County Show 2013 From Above

Caithness County Show 2013 - Saturday

Caithness County Show 2013 - Friday

Halkirk Gala 2013

Lybster Gala 2013

Canisbay Show 2013

Caithness Music Festival 2013

Wick Habour Day 15 June 2013

Halkirk Highland Games 2013

2012   
Wick Gala 2012
Wick Gala Queen 2012
Thurso Gala 2012
Keiss Gala 2012
Caithness County Show 2012 - Part One
Caithness county Show 2012 - Part Two
Caithness County Show 2012 - Part Three
Caithness County Show 2012 - Part Four
Castletown Gala 2012
Lybster Gala 2012
Bower Gala 2012
Halkirk Highland Games 2012 1 - 12
Halkirk Highland Games 2012  - 1 - 181
Wick Pipe Band Week 2012
Canisbay Show 2012
Wick Diamond Jubilee Harbourfest 2012
Wick Harbourfest 2012 - Boats
Caithness & Sutherland Vintage Vehicles 2012
Triples Bowls Competition 2012
Latheron Show 2012

2011 
Thurso Gala 2011
Wick Pipe Band Week 2011
Wick Gala 2011
Caithness County Show 2011
Castletown Gala 2011
Latheron Show 2011
Halkirk Highland Games 2011
Lybster Gala 2011
Keiss Gala 2011
Bower Gala 2011

2010
Caithness County Show 2010
Thurso Gala 2010
Wick Gala 2010
Latheron show 2010
Bower Gala 2010
Keiss Gala 2010
Canisbay Show
Halkirk
Castletown
Lybster

2009
Mey Highland Games 2009
Keiss Gala 2009
Bower Gala 2009
Thurso Gala 2009
Wick Gala 2009
Caithness County Show 2009
Noss Lighthouse Battle and Fun Day
Thrumster Mini Gala
Latheron Show 2009
Halkirk Gala Week - Programme now in
Halkirk Highland Games 2009
Halkirk Gala 2009  - Fancy Dress
Castletown Gala 2009
Castletown Gala 2009 Photos
Lybster Gala 2009
Wick HarbourFest Herring Queen Ceremonies

Wick HarbourFest - Saturday
Wick Pipe Band 90th Anniversary
Canisbay Show 2009

2008
Marymas Fayre At Dunnet 2008
Caithness County Show 18 & 19th July
Thurso Gala 2008 2nd to 10th August 2008
Castletown Gala 2008
Canisbay Show 28 June 2008
Latheron Show 12 July 2008
Wick Gala 2008 26 July - 2 August 2008

Halkirk Highland Games 2008
Halkirk Gala Fancy Dress 2008
Halkirk Gala Week 7 - 14 June 2008

2007
Bower Gala - 18 August 2007
Keiss Gala 2007
Bettyhill Gala Weekend - 11 - 13 August 2007
Thurso Gala 4th to 12th August 2007
Wick Gala 28 July - 4 August 2007

Halkirk Highland Games 2007  To The Field Film
Caithness Highland Gathering and Games 2007 Cancelled
166th Caithness County Show 2007
Caithness County Show Web Site
Wick Banger Derby 2007  Film 1  Film 2

Wick Harbourfest 2007
Canisbay Show 2007
Lybster Gala 2007
Castletown Gala 2007

Halkirk Gala 2007
Latheron Show 2007
Thrumster Fun Day 7 July 2007 2.00pm

Caithness and Sutherland Provincial Mod 9 June 2007
Caithness Strongman Competition 2007

2006 Galas Shows Games Now Past - Photos Etc
Bower Gala 2006
Thurso Gala Week 2006
Halkirk Highland Games 2006

Halkirk Highland Games Web Site
165th Caithness County Show 2006
Wick Banger Derby 2006

Wick Gala Week 2006
Wick Pipe Band Week 2006
Latheron Show 2006
Canisbay Show 2006

Castletown Gala 2006
Halkirk Gala 2006
Halkirk Gala 2006 - Children's Races
Halkirk Gala 2006 - Five-a-side Football
Latheron Show 2006
Lybster Gala 2006
165th Caithness County Show 2006  At Thurso
Silver Darlings Day - Lybster 2006

Earlier Galas Shows Etc 2005
Mey Highland Games 2005
Marymas Fair Dunnet 27 August
World Knotty Championships and Lifeboat Day
27 August 2005 - 10.00am - 6.00pm Lybster Harbour
Keiss Mini Gala 14 - 15 August 2005
Bower Gala 2005
Bettyhill Gala 12 - 14 August 2005
Halkirk Highland Games 30 July 2005
Wick Gala 23 - 30 July 2005
Caithness County Show - In Wick For 2005
Wick Pipe Band Week 2 - 9 July 2005
Thurso Gala 2005
Latheron Show 2005
Canisbay Show 2005
Lybster Gala 2nd - 9th of July 2005
Castletown Gala 2005
RNLI Harbour day held on 17 June 2005
Halkirk Gala 2005 Sunday 12 to Saturday 18 June 2005.

Wick Banger Derby 26 June 2005
Continental Market, Wick 2005 26 to 29 May 2005
See August 2004 - Pictures From the Market August 2004

Earlier Galas & Shows 2004
Bower Gala 2004
Wick Olympics 2004
Halkirk Highland Games 2004
Wick Gala 2004
163rd Caithness County Show 2004 Photos
17 July 2004
Thurso Gala 2004 10 July  - 18 July 2004

Latheron Show 2004

Castletown Gala 2004
Canisbay Show 2004
Lybster Gala 2004
Halkirk Gala 2004

No Dunbeath Games Were Held in 2004

Earlier Galas Shows Games - 2003
Marymas Fair Dunnet 30 August 2003
World Knotty, Lybster 23 August 2003
Mey Highland Games 9 August 2003

Bower Mini Gala 2003 Saturday 16 August 2003
Thrumster Gala Day Saturday 16 August 2003
Keiss Gala 15 - 17 August 2003
Keiss Gala returns after a gap of several years.
Thurso Horticultural Society 23 August 03 2.00pm
Halkirk Highland Games 2003 Pictures 26 July 2003
Caithness Highland Games At John O'Groats
3 August 2003 - Starts 1.00pm

John O'Groats Harbour Day Sunday 27 July 2003
Boat Trips, Life Boats, Fire Engine, Pipe Band, Bouncy Castle, Stalls
Wick Gala 26 July - 2 August 2003
Thurso Gala 2 August - 9 August 2003
162nd Caithness County Show 2003 Photos - 19 July
Dunbeath Highland Games 2003 Pictures
Latheron Show 12 July 2003
Auction for return Helicopter flights from Inverness to the Latheron Show.  Trips on the day likely to be around 15 for a short flight.
Canisbay Show -28 June 2003
Canisbay Show Dance 4 July 2003 In Canisbay Hall
Lybster Gala  28 June - 6 July 2003

Castletown Gala Week 5 - 11 July 2003
Castletown Gala Programme
Castletown Gala 2003 Pictures

Halkirk Gala 8 - 16 June 2003 Lots of pictures
Wick Pipe Band Week  5 - 12 July 2003
Click Here If You are looking for more Pipe Band Items

Thurso Pipe Band 90th Anniversary 19 July 2003
www.thursopipeband.co.uk 
21 June 2003

Assipattle Pictures 19 September 2003
The event took place in Wick

 


 

2002
Canisbay Show 2002

Mey Highland Games 2002
Wick Gala 2002
Gala Night Pictures

Halkirk Highland Games 2002 Pictures
Just a few as we were busy trying to email pictures out from the games.
Thurso Gala 3 - 8 August 2002
Bower Gala 17 & 18 August 2002
Halkirk Gala Week
9 - 15 June 2002  Programme of Events
Thrumster Mini Gala Saturday 22 June 2002
Lybster Gala  29 June - 7 July
Castletown Gala Week 6 - 12 July 2002
Other Events
Wick Pipe Band Week 2002
6th to 13th July 2002
Wick Pipe Band Web Site
Halkirk Highland Games 27 July 2002
RNLI Harbour Evening - Wick 5 July 2002
Stalls, Pipe Band, Raft Race.
Canisbay Show 2002 Pictures
Latheron Show 2002 Pictures
County Show 2002

2001
Bower Mini Gala
Halkirk

Fancy Dress Pics
Gala Queen Crowning Ceremonies

Thrumster Gala Weekend
See the pictures

Lybster Gala Week
Pictures

Wick 
Wick Pictures

Thurso  -
Thurso Gala Pictures

Earlier Gala Photos
Thurso Gala Queens & Attendants

Wick Herring Queens

email details of Caithness and Sutherland events to bill@caithness.org

Check Whats On for dates of events.

Links
Halkirk Highland Games -
Thurso Gala
Caithness County Show