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Ian Grieve, 69, secretary of the SHGA, said: "We have always had female categories but we are expanding that.
Earlier this year, the SHGA and the Prince's Foundation launched a strategy to entice more young people into becoming competitors.
SHGA patron Prince Charles is reportedly concerned at how the millennial generation are drifting away from the Games.
The SHGA decided to put the measures in place to increase the number of female competitors following a recent meeting of its members.
In order to spread awareness of the new changes, the SHGA has contacted more than 100 athletic clubs across Scotland.
Ahead of today's meeting, SHGA secretary Ian Grieve sent committee members an email saying there were demands for women to be allowed to get more involved in games.
"We hope the SHGA will embrace bringing these exciting Scottish traditional sports to ever wider audiences and diverse competitors."
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