Scottish Highland Games 2015 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 2015 ….

MAY 2015

10th May
Gourock Highland Games

17th May
Gordon Castle Highland Games

23rd-24th May
Atholl Gathering and Highland Games

JUNE 2015

6th June
Shotts Highland Games

6th June
Helensburgh & Lomond Highland Games

6th June
Cornhill Highland Games

13th June
Cupar Highland Games

21st June
City of Aberdeen Highland Games

JULY 2015

Forres Highland Games

4th July
Luss Highland Games

11th July
Famous Alva Games

18th July
Lochcarron Highland Games

18th July
Taynuilt Highland Games

18th July
City of Inverness Highland Games

21st July
Inveraray Highland Games

24th July
Durness Highland Gathering

25th July
Balquhidder Highland Games

25th July
Dufftown Highland Games

26th July
St Andrews Highland Games

29th July
Arisaig Highland Games


1st August
Aboyne Highland Games

2nd August
Bridge of Allan Highland Games

5th August
Skye Highland Games

7th – 8th
Atholl & Breadalbane Highland Gathering

8th August
North Berwick International Highland Games

8th August
Dundonald Highland Games

13th August
Ballater Highland Games

16th August
Crieff Highland Gathering

22nd August
Bute Highland Games

22nd August
Lonach Highland Games

27th August
Argyllshire Gathering

27th – 29th August
Cowal Highland Gathering


5th September
The Braemar Gathering

12th September
Pitlochry Highland Games

19th September
Invercharron Highland Games

All of these events have lots of stalls, piping and drumming competitions, highland dancing competitions, and many athletic events, including throwing the hammer and the famous tossing the caber. Visit the Highland Games page to find out more.

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