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Aug
23
Thu
The Argyllshire Gathering Oban Games @ Argyll Square
Aug 23 all-day

Getting to the Games
You can’t miss Oban. As a busy ferryport, it is signposted from all over Argyll. The Games Field however, is not as easy to find – unless of course, it is Games Thursday, when you just follow the crowd by joining in with the Stewards March. As the official start of the Games, it sets off around 10.30am from Argyll Square next to the harbour. Led by the gold medal winning piper, competing pipers and our President, the Duke of Argyll, it makes its way colourfully and loudly, to the Games Field.

THE OBAN GAMES
Every year, on the fourth Thursdayin August, the people of Argyll gather with family and friends in their central town of Oban. In a land as vast and remote as this, it’s a rare chance to meet new people and socialise; but above all to celebrate the skill, strength and endurance of the Highlander.
As one of Scotland’s premier Highland Games, world class challengers from across the globe flock to Oban to do battle; heavyweights with the caber, stone or hammer, lighter athletes on the track, field and hill. Amid the emotive skirl of the pipes and the flash of clan colours on kilts, the rich history and traditions of this noble people is told in Scottish music and dance

TIMETABLE
10.30am
March of the stewards led by a band formed of the competing pipers
10.45am
Presentation of the piping gold and silver medals
11.00am
Artie’s Tartan Tales
12pm
Artie’s Tartan Tales
12.30pm
Fun Races – Kilted, Veteran & Children’s Races (for non competitors)
1.00pm
Lunchbreak

Kintail Birds of Prey – Demonstration
Music by Oban High School Pipe Band
2.00pm
Artie’s Tartan Tales
2.45pm
Fun Races – Kilted, Veteran & Children’s Races (for non competitors
4.00pm
Presentation of Trophies
4.30pm
Pipe Band March off Field, back to town centre