Highland Games and Highland Gatherings 2018

From the months of May through to September, society across Scotland partakes in these games, which include heavyweight events like the caber toss, stone put and the Scottish hammer throw.
In general the Highland Games and Gathering season starts in May and finishes in September however some events go out with these months. The Highland Games are now celebrated the world over with events in America, medicines4all.com online eu, Asia and the rest of the planet.

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May
19
Sun
Gordon Castle Highland Games @ Gordon Castle Highland Games
May 19 @ 9:09 am – 10:09 am

Events:

  • Heavy Weights
  • Tug-of-war
  • Solo Piping
  • Highland Dance
May
25
Sat
Blackford Highland Games @ Blackford Highland Games
May 25 @ 9:18 am – 10:18 am

Events:

  • Running
  • Cycling
  • Heavy Weights
  • Highland Dance
May
26
Sun
Carmunnock Highland Games @ Carmunnock Highland Games
May 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Jun
1
Sat
Helensburgh & Lomond Highland Games @ Helensburgh & Lomond Highland Games
Jun 1 @ 9:43 am – 10:43 am

Events:

  • Running
  • Heavy Weights
  • Solo Piping
  • Wrestling
  • Highland Dance
Cornhill Highland Games @ Cornhill Highland Games
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Events:

  • Heavy Weights
  • Tug-of-war
  • Wrestling
  • Light Field
  • Hill Race
  • Highland Dance
Jun
2
Sun
Markinch Highland Games @ Markinch Highland Games
Jun 2 @ 9:55 am – 10:55 am

Events:

  • Running
  • Cycling
  • Heavy Weights
  • Solo Piping
  • Highland Dance

 

 

 

Full programme of track events running/cycling commencing at 12.30 p.m.

ATHLETICS – OPEN:90M-200M-400M-800M-1600M-3200M

ATHLETICS – YOUTHS:90M-200M-400M-800M-1600M

OPEN 8000 METRES SCOTTISH CYCLE CHAMPIONSHIP.

CYCLING OPEN 800M-1600M-DEIL

CYCLING YOUTHS 800M-1600M

Highland Dancing commencing at 12.30 pm

Heavyweight Events-7 events including Kingdom of Fife 56lb Weight for Distance Championship.

Pipe Band Competition Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, N/J

Adult & Junior Drum Major Contests

Solo Piping –  Adult & Junior Commencing at 11.00 a.m.

Stalls and fairground

All trade stand and stall enquiries to Catherine Easton, c/o 31 Commercial St Markinch,07904341279

catherineeaston@yahoo.co.uk

Jun
8
Sat
Bearsden & Milngavie Highland Games @ Bearsden & Milngavie Highland Games
Jun 8 @ 10:03 am – 11:03 am
Jun
9
Sun
Strathmore Highland Games @ Strathmore Highland Games
Jun 9 @ 10:09 am – 11:09 am

Events:

  • Running
  • Cycling
  • Heavy Weights
  • Tug-of-war
  • Solo Piping
  • Highland Dance

 

 

Special Events:  Scottish Caber Championship

Pipe Band Competition – Grades 11,  111 and IV.

Jun
15
Sat
Oldmeldrum Sports & Highland Games @ Oldmeldrum Sports & Highland Games
Jun 15 @ 10:13 am – 11:13 am
Jun
16
Sun
Cupar Highland Games @ Cupar Highland Games
Jun 16 @ 10:17 am – 11:17 am

Events:

  • Running
  • Cycling
  • Heavy Weights
  • Highland Dance
Aberdeen’s Highland Games @ Aberdeen's Highland Games
Jun 16 @ 10:21 am – 11:21 am

Events:

  • Running
  • Heavy Weights
  • Solo Piping
  • Light Field
  • Highland Dance

 

Also providing a new family entertainment arena in addition to the highland games events.

Special event this year is the Scottish tug-o-war championship (725kg)

Jun
29
Sat
Ceres Highland Games @ Ceres Highland Games
Jun 29 @ 10:28 am – 11:28 am
  • Running
  • Cycling
  • Heavy Weights
  • Solo Piping
  • Wrestling
  • Light Field
  • Highland Dance

 

Local Races, Fun Fair, Side Stalls and Beer Tent etc. (5 a-side soccer comp, see website for dates).

Jul
3
Wed
Kenmore Highland Games @ Kenmore Sports FieldKenmore
Jul 3 all-day

Events:

  • Running
  • Heavy Weights
  • Tug-of-war
  • Solo Piping
  • Highland Dance

 

 

SOBHD registered Highland Dancing competition – Primary and Premier. Organiser Jean Swanston jrlogierait@btinternet.com

Jul
6
Sat
Luss Highland Games @ Luss Village
Jul 6 all-day

Events:

  • Running
  • Cycling
  • Heavy Weights
  • Tug-of-war
  • Solo Piping
  • Wrestling
  • Light Field
  • Hill Race
  • Highland Danc
Thornton Highland Gathering @ Memorial Park
Jul 6 all-day

Events:

  • Running
  • Cycling
  • Heavy Weights
  • Highland Dance
Jul
13
Sat
Alva Games @ Johnstone Park
Jul 13 all-day

Events:

  • Running
  • Cycling
  • Heavy Weights
  • Hill Race
  • Highland Dance

Open Start Time:
12.00

 

Dancing Entry Form

Dancing Results

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Contact 

Braemar Junior Highland Games @ Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial ParkBraemar
Jul 13 all-day

Events:

  • Running
  • Heavy Weights
  • Tug-of-war
  • Solo Piping
  • Light Field
  • Hill Race
  • Highland Dance
Loch Lomond Highland Games @ Moss o' Balloch Park
Jul 13 all-day
  • Running
  • Heavy Weights
  • Solo Piping
  • Wrestling
  • Highland Dance

 

The Games are a traditional Highland Games and hosts:

  • The official SHGA Heavyweight World Championship (16lb and 22lb Ball, 16lb and 22lb Hammer, Caber and 28lb Weight for distance and 56lb wt for height)
  • The Scottish 80 Metres Running Championship
  • The Scottish Backhold/Cumberland Style Wrestling British Championship
  • Highland Dancing
  • Solo Piping
  • Cycling
  • Tug o’ War
  • Pipe Band events at local and national level

Contact Details:

Tain Highland Gathering @ Glenmorangie Field
Jul 13 all-day

Events:

  • Running
  • Cycling
  • Heavy Weights
  • Light Field

 

Solo Piping Senior & Junior (Open), Highland Dancing All Categories

Jul
15
Mon
Burntisland Highland Games @ Burntisland Links
Jul 15 all-day

Events:

  • Running
  • Cycling
  • Heavy Weights
  • Highland Dance
Jul
16
Tue
Inveraray Highland Games @ Castle Grounds
Jul 16 all-day

Events:

  • Running
  • Cycling
  • Heavy Weights
  • Solo Piping
  • Wrestling
  • Light Field
  • Highland Dance
Jul
18
Thu
Mull Highland Games @ Erray Park
Jul 18 all-day

Events:

  • Running
  • Heavy Weights
  • Light Field
  • Highland Dance
Jul
20
Sat
Balquhidder, Lochearnhead & Strathyre Highland Games @ Games Field
Jul 20 all-day

Events:

  • Running
  • Solo Piping
  • Light Field
  • Highland Dance
Lochcarron Highland Games @ Attadale Estate
Jul 20 all-day

Events:

  • Running
  • Heavy Weights
  • Tug-of-war
  • Light Field
  • Hill Race
  • Highland Dance

 

Special Event: British 56lb Weight over Bar Championship. Local Highland Dancing Display.

Welcome to the Lochcarron Highland Games. “The Friendly Games” held in beautiful Wester Ross in the North West Highlands of Scotland.

Lochcarron Highland Games feature the traditional mixture of heavy events, track and field plus highland dancing and piping displays (these are not competitions).

Entry to Attadale Garden is free on the day of the games. Why not enjoy both the excitement of the games and the tranquility of the gardens on the same day.

Tomintoul Highland Games @ Public Park
Jul 20 @ 11:05 am – Dec 19 @ 12:05 pm

Events:

  • Running
  • Heavy Weights
  • Tug-of-war
  • Solo Piping
  • Light Field
  • Hill Race
  • Highland Dance
Jul
21
Sun
Stonehaven Highland Games @ Mackie Academy Playing Fields
Jul 21 all-day

Events:

  • Running
  • Heavy Weights
  • Solo Piping
  • Hill Race
  • Highland Dance
Jul
27
Sat
Airth Highland Games @ North Greens Park
Jul 27 all-day

Events:

  • Running
  • Cycling
  • Heavy Weights
  • Wrestling
  • Light Field
  • Highland Dance
Dufftown Highland Games @ Mortlach School Sports Field
Jul 27 all-day

Events:

  • Running
  • Heavy Weights
  • Solo Piping
  • Light Field
  • Highland Dance

 

Special Events: Ben Rinnes 5 tops Hill Race, Overseas Visitors Race. Fourteen pipe bands signed up to appear.

Visit our Website www.dufftownhighlandgames.com.

Halkirk Highland Games @ Halkirk Recreation Park
Jul 27 all-day

Events:

  • Running
  • Cycling
  • Heavy Weights
  • Tug-of-war
  • Solo Piping
  • Light Field
  • Highland Dance