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What is the Highland Games?

The Highland Games is a uniquely Sottish Summer event. The games traditionally include events such as the hammer throw and tug of war. As well as sporting events there is a lot of traditional Scottish music including piping and drumming. At one point during the games the musicians will come together marching and playing in unison. Some games will include Highland Dancing and Clan Celebrations. After a day at a highland games you will feel like you have well and truly experienced Scotland!

Where can I attend in 2017?

There are many different highland games every year throughout the Summer months. They are located around the country. The Scottish Highland Games Calendar kicks off with the Burntisland Highland Games, the oldest in the world, founded in 1652.


Burntisland Highland Games

Fife

17th July


ST ANDREWS HIGHLAND GAMES

St Andrews

30th July


The Isle of Skye Games

Portree

9th August


Luss Loch Lomond Highland Gathering

Games Park, Luss

1st July


Alva Games

Alva, Clakmannanshire

8th July


Ceres Highland Games

Ceres, Fife

24th June


Stirling Highland Games

Stirling

FK7 7UF


Dufftown Highland Games

Dufftown, Aberdeenshire

29th July


BLAIRGOWRIE & RATTRAY HIGHLAND GAMES

Blairgowriem, Perth and Kinross

3rd September


ABERLOUR STRATHSPEY HIGHLAND GAMES

Aberlour

5th August


Assynt Highland Games

Sutherland

11th August


Carmunnock International Highland Games

Glasgow

28th May


Clan MacNab International Gathering

Perth and Kinross

31st July & 1st – 3rd August


Durness Highland Gathering

Durness

28th July


Birnam Highland Games

Dunkeld

26th August


Drumtochty Highland Games

Laurencekirk

24th June


Cowal Highland Gathering

Dunoon

24th – 26th August


Abernethy Highland Games and Clan Grant Gathering

Nethy Bridge

12th August


Bridge of Allan Highland Games

Bridge of Allan

6th August


Braemar Gathering

Braemar

2nd September


Stirling Highland Games

Stirling

19th Augusut


Dufftown Highland Games

Dufftown

29th July