ALL roads lead to Helensburgh Rugby Club this Saturday for the annual Helensburgh and Lomond Highland Games.

Featuring Highland dancing, track and field athletics, a variety of traditional Highland games competitions like the sheaf toss, hammer throw and the world-famous caber toss, and much more, the eagerly-awaited event takes place at the rugby club’s grounds at Ardencaple this Saturday, June 3.

The action starts with the first of the day’s Highland dancing competitions at 10am and will be officially opened between 11.30am and noon, with events continuing throughout the day and the presentation of prizes to the winners from 5pm onwards.

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A variety of road closures and parking restrictions will be in place at and near the Games venue between 8am and 6pm, while there is no parking at the venue itself – instead people are being asked to park in the town centre, with a free shuttle bus operating throughout the day between the Helensburgh Leisure Centre car park and the Games site itself.

Standard admission is £8 for adults and £4 for concessions and children. See for more details.

Here's the timetable for the day:

0930: Highland Dancing Stage Opens

1000: Highland Dancing Competitions Begin

1000: Event Opens to Guests (Standard Admission & VIP-Hospitality Guests)

1015: Local/Amateur Heavy Competition

1130-1200: Official Opening Ceremony

1215: Professional Heavy Competition

1300: Athletics Events begin with 90m and 800m events

1400: Hill Race

1405: Enter on the Day Children's Races - Short Sprint Races: U5 / 6-7 / 8-9 / 10-11 / 12+

1410: Enter on the Day Adults 200m handicap Race

1425: 200m Scottish Championship Open and 1600m events

1500: Primary and Secondary School Youth Relays (See ‘Athletics’ page for further info)

1530: 200m Races