Scottish Highland Games 2014 Calendar

PiperThe Scottish Highland Games is one of the most popular events in Scotland, with visitors and residents alike. If you visit between May and September, you’re bound to catch a gathering or two somewhere in the country. Games are held in many countries throughout the world where there are Scottish connections, but for now I’ll concentrate on Scotland.

Please note: This does not represent the full calendar. I only feature events that I know have a website, and update the site in a timely manner. If you know of any that I’ve missed, and meet that criteria, then please feel free to contact me and I’ll add them.

For most of the games, you just have to turn up on the day and pay for entry. A few of them do offer advance booking facilities, and full details will be on the official websites.

These are must-see events, combining a cultural treat and a fun day out for the family.

Scottish Highland Games Calendar 2014 ….

MAY 2014

11th May
Gourock Highland Games

24th-25th May
Atholl Gathering and Highland Games

JUNE 2014

7th June
Helensburgh & Lomond Highland Games

7th June
Cornhill Highland Games

7th June
Shotts Highland Games

14th June
Cupar Highland Games

21st June
City of Aberdeen Highland Games

JULY 2014

5th July
Forres Highland Games

5th July
Luss Highland Games

12th July
Famous Alva Games

19th July
Lochcarron Highland Games

19th July
Taynuilt Highland Games

19th July
City of Inverness Highland Games

22nd July
Inveraray Highland Games

25th July
Durness Highland Gathering

26th July
Balquhidder Highland Games

26th July
Dufftown Highland Games

27th July
St Andrews Highland Games

30th July
Arisaig Highland Games


2nd August
Aboyne Highland Games

3rd August
Bridge of Allan Highland Games

6th August
Skye Highland Games

8th & 9th
Atholl & Breadalbane Highland Gathering

9th August
North Berwick International Highland Games

9th August
Dundonald Highland Games

14th August
Ballater Highland Games

17th August
Crieff Highland Gathering

23rd August
Bute Highland Games

23rd August
Lonach Highland Games

28th August
Argyllshire Gathering

28th – 30th August
Cowal Highland Gathering


6th September
The Braemar Gathering

13th September
Pitlochry Highland Games

20th September
Invercharron Highland Games

At all the Highland Games events you can expect to see all the usual stalls, lots of piping and drumming competitions, highland dancing competitions, and many athletic events, including throwing the hammer and the famous tossing the caber.

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