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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A video guide to Scotlands Highland Games

Highland Games and Gatherings coming soon.

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

Results

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
Jul
28
Sun
St. Andrews Highland Games @ Station Park
Jul 28 all-day

Events:

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

Local Start Time:
12.30 pm

Open Start Time:
12.30 pm

 

St Andrews Highland games are relative newcomers to the highland games scene as this year will be only the 28th time they will have been held. From humble beginings in 1984 the were first held on a Thursday afternoon in a field on the outskirts of St Andrews courtesey of Mrs Cheape of Strathtrum Estate.

The are now firmly established as one of the top highland games in Fife if not in Scotland, and are now always held on the last Sunday in July.

Venue this year is Station Park, in front of the Old Course Hotel at the entrance to St Andrews from Dundee/Cupar

Visit our Website

Entry Form and Prize list

Highland Dancing Entry Form

Highland Dancing from 10.30 a.m.

Aug
2
Fri
Dornoch Highland Gathering @ The Meadows Park
Aug 2 all-day

Events:

  • Running
  • Cycling
  • Heavy Weights
  • Solo Piping
  • Light Field
  • Highland Dance
Aug
3
Sat
Aberlour Strathspey Highland Games @ Aberlour High School Playing Field
Aug 3 all-day

Events:

  • Running
  • Heavy Weights
  • Tug-of-war
  • Light Field
  • Highland Dance
Aboyne Highland Games @ Aboyne Green
Aug 3 all-day

Events:

  • Running
  • Heavy Weights
  • Solo Piping
  • Light Field
  • Highland Dance
Inverkeithing Highland Games @ Ballast Bank Playing Fields
Aug 3 all-day

Events:

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

 

Special Events: Scottish 6400 Metres Cycle Championship. 4800 Metres Cycle Championship.  800 Metres Cycle Youth Championship.  Pipe Band & Drum Major Contest

Mey Highland Games @ John O'Groats
Aug 3 all-day

Events:

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

Local Start Time:
10.00am

Open Start Time:
10.00am

 

Events include:
A – Adaptive
L – Ladies

Dancing Organiser: Tanya Fryer
Booking Form: dancers.meygames.scot

Athletes Organiser: Tony Hagon
Booking Form: athletes.meygames.scot

Website: www.meygames.scot

 

Newtonmore Highland Games @ The Eilan
Aug 3 all-day

Events:

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

 

As usual we have the spectacular sights of the Clan Macpherson Annual Rally and March to the Games. We expect to welcome many clansmen from all parts of the globe.

Aug
4
Sun
Bridge Of Allan Highland Games @ Games Park
Aug 4 all-day

Events:

  • Running
  • Cycling
  • Heavy Weights
  • Wrestling
  • Light Field
  • Highland Dance
Aug
7
Wed
Isle Of Skye Highland Games @ The Lump
Aug 7 all-day

Events:

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

 

The Games are one of the highlights of the Isle of Skye calendar and are enjoyed by thousands of visitors each year as well as the local population who come from all corners of the island, and beyond, to witness or to participate in this authentic expression of Highland tradition and culture.

Please visit http://www.skye-highland-games.co.uk for full information on our Games

Killin Highland Games
Aug 7 all-day

Events:

  • Heavy Weights
  • Tug-of-war
  • Solo Piping
  • Hill Race
  • Highland Dance
Aug
8
Thu
Ballater Highland Games @ Monaltrie Park
Aug 8 all-day

Events:

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

Local Start Time:
11.00 am

Open Start Time:
12.30 pm

 

Gates open 10am

Contact Details: