Days out, Highland games & gatherings

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Corby Highland Gathering

Join in with one of the town's big events: the Highland Gathering has Highland dancing, pipe bands and much more.

Charter Field, Corby

Sat 13 Jul

07737 958997

  • 09:30 – 22:30

£5 Weekend Ticket, valid for Saturday and Sunday / 07737 958997

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 14 Jul

07737 958997

  • 09:30 – 22:30

Loch Lomond Highland Games

Taking place on the banks of Loch Lomond, this event offers cycling, track events, pipe bands and the official SHGA World Heavyweight Championship.

Moss O' Balloch Park

Sat 13 Jul

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Abernethy Highland Games

Traditional highland games with a range of family activities.

Games Field, Nethy Bridge

Sat 10 Aug

£8 (Children £4; Family £20) / 01479 821042

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Nethybridge Community Centre

Sat 10 Aug

Check Website / 01479 821042

Durness Highland Gathering

Traditional Highland games with track and field events, piping, Highland dancing and plenty for the kids as well.

Shore Park, Durness

Fri 26 Jul

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Assynt Highland Games

The event begins with the welcoming of the Chieftain's Barge to Lochinver by a pipe band, and continues with hammer throwing, tossing the caber, field and hill races, and flycasting.

Culag Park, Sutherland

Fri 9 Aug

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Balquhidder, Lochearnhead and Strathyre Highland Games

Traditional Highland games with music, dancing and sports. Includes the clan gathering of the clans McLaren, Stewart, McGregor and McNabb.

Lochearnhead Games Park

Sat 20 Jul

£4–£6 / 01567 830268

  • 12:00 – 17:30

£6 (£4; under 16s £4) / 01567 830268

  • 12:00 – 20:00

Bridge of Allan Highland Games

Highland games event taking place in Stirling with traditional competition events and music.

Strathallan Games Park, Stirling

Sun 4 Aug

Times & prices to be confirmed

Ceres Highland Games

Traditional 'free' games which have been taking place since 1314, making them the oldest free games in Scotland. Expect races, pipe music, dancing wrestling, cycling and running in a superb old-world village setting. Look out for the tasty Ceres burgers too!

The Bow Butts, Ceres

Sat 29 Jun

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Dornoch Highland Gathering

Events for all the family at this traditional Highland games, including piping, athletics, trade stalls and much more.

The Meadows Park, Dornoch

Fri 2 Aug

£5.50 (Seniors £3.50; Children £1)

  • 10:30 – 00:00
  • 20:30 – 00:00

Glenurquhart Highland Gathering and Games

Traditional highland games with tug-o-war, pipe bands and hill races.

Blairbeg Park, Drumnadrochit

Sat 24 Aug

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Inverness Highland Games

The biggest Highland Games staged in the North of Scotland with a full programme of heavy events, athletics, piping, dancing and traditional music. Featuring the 2009 Masters World Championship with over 100 Heavies.

Bught Park, Inverness

Sat 20 Jul

£10 (Seniors £5; under 12s free; Students £5) / 01463 785006

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Lonach Highland Gathering & Games

The Lonach Highland and Friendly Society was founded in 1823 by Sir Charles Forbes, 1st Baronet of Newe and Edinglassie (1773-1849). Membership is drawn from the inhabitants of Strathdon, who continue to fulfil the society’s original mission of preserving Highland dress and “supporting loyal, peaceful, and manly conduct;…

Bellabeg Park, Strathdon

Fri 23 Aug

Prices to be confirmed

  • 00:00 (Saturday morning)

Sat 24 Aug

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Pitlochry Highland Games

Traditional Highland games featuring dancing, pipe band competitions and, of course, heavy events and track & field.

Pitlochry Recreation Ground

Sat 14 Sep

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Rosneath Peninsula Highland Games

Since 1979, Rosneath has hosted this Highland gathering and games. From traditional events like caber tossing to more modern pursuits like cycling, there's plenty to see and do.

The Howie Memorial Park, Rosneath

Sun 14 Jul

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Stirling Highland Games

A full programme of traditional Highland games competitions, including running, cycling, Highland dancing, heavyweights, long jump and triple jump. Listen to pipers, and visit the traders village for food, drink and crafts.

The Sruighlea Festival, Stirling

Sat 17 Aug

£8 (£5; Children £4; Family £18) / 01786 273556

  • 10:30 – 17:00

Thornton Highland Gathering

Traditional Highland games with sports events, dancing, trade stalls and fairground.

Memorial Park, Thornton

Sat 6 Jul

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World Pipe Band Championships

The best pipe bands from all over the world, featuring 8000 pipers and drummers, compete for the most prestigious prizes and the coveted World Champion crown. As well as the music, a dedicated children's zone, gourmet food and Highland games add to the day out.

Glasgow Green

Fri 16 Aug

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed

Sat 17 Aug

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed

Aberlour Strathspey Highland Games

Traditional Highland games with massed pipe band displays, Highland dancing, heavy and light events, caber tossing, tug o'war and stalls.

Alice Littler Memorial Park, Aberlour

Sat 3 Aug

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Airth Highland Games

All heavy weight events, running, cycling, tug-o-war, highland dancing, piping and more.

North Greens Park, Falkirk

Sat 27 Jul

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Alva Games

Traditional Highland Games including athletics for adults and youths, heavy events, grass track cycling, Highland Dancing, hill races, pipe band performances, craft and trade stalls, amusements and an extensive fun fair.

Johnstone Park, Alva

Fri 12 Jul

Check Website / 01786 813523

The Argyllshire Gathering (Oban Games)

Some of the biggest piping competitions in the world, as well as traditional Highland games with track and field events, music and much more.

Mossfield Park, Oban

Thu 22 Aug

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Braemar Junior Highland Games

Wee nippers can learn how to participate in traditional Highland events even if they're only knee-high to a caber. As well as tossing the mini-caber and throwing the mini-hammer, they can also run races, do some highland dancing, piping or drumming, or join a team for the tug o' war.

Princess Royal & Duke of Fife Memorial Park, Braemar

Sat 13 Jul

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Burntisland Highland Games

All the fun and excitement of the traditional games with Highland dancing and heavy events.

Burntisland Links

Mon 15 Jul

Prices to be confirmed

Cowal Highland Gathering

Around 23,000 people descend on Dunoon for this heady mix of Highland dancing, pipe bands, traditional wrestling, athletics, music and food.

Dunoon Stadium

Thu 29 Aug

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01369 702078

Fri 30 Aug

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01369 702078

Sat 31 Aug

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01369 702078

Inveraray Highland Games

Traditional Highland games with heavy objects (including the World Caber Championship), track and field events, wrestling, cycling. solo piping, Highland dancing, pipe band performances, catering and trade stands.

Winterton Park, Inveraray

Tue 16 Jul

Check Website / 01499 302458