The 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 2016 ….
Gordon Castle Highland Games
Atholl Gathering and Highland Games
Shotts Highland Games
City of Aberdeen Highland Games
Luss Highland Games
Famous Alva Games
Lochcarron Highland Games
City of Inverness Highland Games
Inveraray Highland Games
Taynuilt Highland Games
Arisaig Highland Games
Durness Highland Gathering
Dufftown Highland Games
St Andrews Highland Games
Skye Highland Games
Aboyne Highland Games
North Berwick International Highland Games
Bridge of Allan Highland Games
Ballater Highland Games
12th – 13th
Atholl & Breadalbane Highland Gathering
Bute Highland Games
Crieff Highland Gathering
25th – 27th August
Cowal Highland Gathering
Lonach Highland Games
The Braemar Gathering
Pitlochry Highland Games
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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