Scottish Highland Games are among the most popular events in the country, with our visitors and residents alike. If you pay us a visit any time between May and September, you’re bound to catch a gathering somewhere in the country, for a great family day out.
Highland Games are held in many countries throughout the world where there are Scottish connections, but this page is dedicated solely to Games Events in Scotland.
*For most of the Gatherings, you just need to turn up on the day and pay for entry.
If tickets are required, full details will be available on the official Games’ websites.
SCOTTISH HIGHLAND GAMES CALENDAR 2023….
These are must-see events, combining a cultural treat and a fun day for all the family. You’ll find them in most parts of Scotland, so wherever you are, you won’t be far away.
Gourock Highland Games
TBC, Battery Park, Greenock
Gordon Castle Highland Games
21st May 2023, Gordon Castle Estate
Carmunnock Highland Games
Blackford Highland Games
27th May 2023
Atholl Gathering and Highland Games
28th May 2023
Drumtochty Highland Games
24th June 2023, Drumtochty Glen
Aberdeen Highland Games
TBC, Hazelhead Park
Ceres Highland Games
24th June 2023
Luss Highland Games
TBC, Just outside the village of Luss
Forres Highland Games
TBC, Grant Park, Forres
Kenmore Highland Games
TBC, Kenmore Pavillion & Sports Field
8th July 2023, Clackmannanshire
City of Inverness Highland Games
15th July 2023, Bught Park
Lochcarron Highland Games
15th July 2022, Attadale Estate
Tomintoul Highland Games
15th July 2023, Public Park, southern end of Tomintoul
Inveraray Highland Games
18th July 2023, in the grounds of Inveraray Castle
Balquhidder, Lochearnhead & Strathyre Highland Games
22nd July 2023
Arisaig Highland Games
TBC, Traigh Farm, Arisaig.
Halkirk Highland Games
29th July 2023, Caithness
Dufftown Highland Games
TBC, village of Dufftown
St Andrews Highland Games
30th July 2023, Station Park
Bridge of Allan Highland Games
6th August 2023
Isle of Skye Highland Games
9th August 2023, Portree
Aberlour Strathspey Highland Games
TBC, Alice Littler Memorial Park
Aboyne Highland Games
TBC, The Green, Aboyne
Ballater Highland Games
10th August 2023, Monaltrie Park
Assynt Highland Games
TBC, Culag Park, Lochinver
Atholl & Breadalbane Highland Games
TBC, Games Field, Nethy Bridge
Bute Highland Games
12th August 2023, The Stadium, High Street, Rothesay
Abernethy Highland Games
12th August 2023
Perth Highland Games
TBC, within the grounds of Scone Palace
Glenisla Highland Games
18th August 2023, The Haugh, Forter, Angus
Stirling Highland Games
19th August 2023, Stirling Sports Village
Helmsdale Highland Games
20th August 2022, Couper Park, Helmsdale, Highland, KW8 6HH.
Crieff Highland Gathering
20th August 2023, Market Park
Oban, Argyllshire Gathering
24th August 2023, Mossfield Stadium, Oban, PA34 4EL
Cowal Highland Gathering
24th – 27th August 2023, Dunoon
Glenurquhart Highland Games
TBC, Blairbeg Park, Drumnadrochit
Strathardle Highland Gathering
26th August 2023, Bannerfield, Kirkmichael, Blairgowrie
Lonach Highland Games
27th August 2022, Bellabeg, Strathdon
The Braemar Gathering
2nd September 2023, Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park
Blairgowrie Highland Games
TBC, Bogles Field, Essendy Road, Blairgowrie.
Pitlochry Highland Games
9th September 2023, Recreation Ground, Ferry Road
Most events will have numerous stalls, piping and drumming competitions, highland dancing competitions, and many athletic events, including throwing the hammer and famous tossing the caber. See the Scotland Highland Games page to find out more.
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