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Harry Hancock, Owner of The Boathouse Guest House actively competes in the Highland Games Heavy Events. There are numerous games held throughout the summer, most of which are listed below. The Highland Games are traditional Scottish annual gatherings, offering lots of fun for all the family. Whilst staying here with us, why not go to a Highland Games Event during your visit?

The Boathouse Guest House is in a good location if you are planning to go to a Highland Games, either as a spectator or competitor. Please contact Games via the links below or contact us direct for more information or to book your accommodation here.

MAY GAMES

GOUROCK HIGHLAND GAMES Gourock Highland Games 

Event Date: Sunday, 14th May 2017
Location: Gourock Park. Nearest Town: Gourock, Greenock. Airport: Glasgow or Prestwick.
Events: Track and Field Events, Heavy Events, Cycling Competition, Piping Competition, Highland Dancing & Irish Dancing Competition, Ceilidh Band, Martial Arts, Wrestling, Tug-o-War, Side Shows, Amusements and Stalls.
Contact: Games Administrator, Tel. 01475 714865 Fax: 01475 714871

GORDON CASTLE HIGHLAND GAMES Gordon Castle Highland Games 

Event DateSunday, 21st May 2017
Location: Gordon Castle. Nearest Town: Speyside. Airport: Inverness.
Events: Track and Field Events, Heavy Events, Cycling Competition, Piping Competition, Highland Dancing & Irish Dancing Competition, Ceilidh Band, Martial Arts, Wrestling, Tug-o-War, Side Shows, Amusements and Stalls.
Contact: Ros Lewis, Tel.+447500879687  Email. events@gordoncastle.co.uk

BLAIR ATHOLL GATHERING & HIGHLAND GAMES Blair Castle 

Event Date:  Saturday 27th May 2017 & Sunday, 28th May 2017 (takes place on the Bank Holiday Weekend at the end of May every year)
Location: Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Perthshire. Nearest Town: Blair Atholl, Pitlochry. Airport: Inverness or Aberdeen.
Usual Events: Light Field, Heavy events, Highland Dancing, Solo Piping. Many trade stands Special Event: Scottish Tug O’ War Championship.
Contact: Tel 01796 481355
Webwww.blair-castle.co.uk

WEST LOTHIAN HIGHLAND GAMES West Lothian Highland Games 

Event Date: Saturday, 27th May 2017
Location: Meadow Park, Bathgate. Nearest Town: Bathgate Airport: Edinburgh or Glasgow
Events: Running, Cycling, Light Field, Heavy and Track events, Highland Dancing, Pipe Bands.
Contactcontact at west lothian highland games

BLACKFORD HIGHLAND GAMES Blackford Highland Games 

Event Date: Saturday, 27th May 2017 (148th)
Location: Games Park Blackford. On Route A9. Nearest town: Blackford, Stirling. Airport: Edinburgh or Glasgow.
Usual Events: Running, Cycling, Light Field, Heavy and Track events, Highland Dancing.
Secretary: Alastair Pitcairn: Tel: 01259 739274
Handicapper: Adam Crawford – 01592 753439. Dancing: Anna Bain, Tel 01324 630499

JUNE GAMES   

CORNHILL HIGHLAND GAMES (Aberdeenshire) Cornhill Highland Games

Event Date: Saturday, 3rd June 2017 (first Saturday in June)
Location: Cornhill Playing Field, Cornhill. Nearest Towns: Banff, Keith, Portsoy. Airport: Aberdeen, Inverness.
Events: Tug ‘O War, Heavyweight Events, Cumberland Wrestling. Highland Dancing. Featuring the Dufftown Pipe Band
Contact: Mrs Shona Hay Tel: 01466 751407. Dancing: Mary McKilligan Tel: 01466 751356.

HELENSBURGH & LOMOND HIGHLAND GAMES Helensburgh & Lomond Games

Event Date Saturday, 3rd June 2017
Local events commence 10.00 a.m. Open 2.00 p.m.
Secretary: Mr Sephton Maquire, 1/1 58 John Street, Helensburgh, Argyll G84 8XL Mob 07777621508 email: Handicapper: A. Crawford, 7 St. Ronan’s Court, Glenrothes, Fife KY6 2LQ Tel: 01592 753439
Dancing: Betty Sutherland: 19 Argyll est, Balloch, W. Dunbartonshire  G83 0QJ Tel: 01389 756506  email:

SHOTTS HIGHLAND GAMES  Shotts Highland Games Site 

Event Date: Saturday, 3rd June 2017
Location: Shotts. Nearest Towns: Shotts Airport: Glasgow, Edinburgh.
Events: Pipe Band Competition, Heavy Events, Highland Dancing, Athletics, Coupon Painting, Story telling etc, Track and Field.
Contact: Jan Dearie Tel: 01501 823 258.

CARRICK LOWLAND GAMES (GIRVAN) Girvan Attractions  

Event Date: Sunday, 4th June 2017
Location: Victory Park, Girvan Nearest Town: Girvan Airport: Prestwick
Usual Events: Running, Light Field, Heavy events and Track events, Highland Dancing. Stalls, snack bars etc, Pipe Band competition.

MARKINCH HIGHLAND GAMES. Markinch Highland Games

Date of Event: Sunday, 4th June 2017
Location: John Dixon Park, Markinch. Nearest Towns: Markinch, Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes, Airport: Edinburgh.
Events: Programme starting at 12.30pm. Track and Field Events, Cycling, Heavyweight Events, Junior & Senior Solo Piping Starting at 10.00am Highland Dancing Commencing at 12.30pm, Pipe Band Competition Grades 1,11,111,1V & N/J, Adult and Junior Drum Major Contest, Fun Fair.
Secretary: Isobel Westwater,  01592 751667 Dancing: Anna Bain, Tel . 01324 630499   Handicapper: A Crawford Tel: 01592 753439.

BEARSDEN & MILNGAVIE HIGHLAND GAMES Bearsden Milngavie Highland Games

Event Date: Saturday, 10th June 2017
Location: West of Scotland Football Club, Burnbrae, Milngavie. Nearest Towns: Bearsden, Milngavie. Airport: Glasgow.
Events: Local Events and Highland Dancing commence 10.30am, Running, Heavy Events, Tug O’ War, Pipe Bands, Highland Dancing, Wrestling, Football Competition.
Contact: Alan Oliver Tel: 07973 379732. Dancing Convener: Ms N. Hemingway, Tel: 0141 942 2990. Handicapper: A Crawford. Tel: 01592 753439.

ARDROSSAN HIGHLAND GAMES. (Always Second Sunday in June)  Ardrossan Highland Games

Event Date:  Sunday, 11th June 2017
Location: Laighdykes Field, Saltcoats. Nearest Town: Ardrossan, Saltcoats. Airport: Preswick. International.
Events: Solo piping, Highland Dancing, Track & Field Events Heavy Events. Catering and Trade Stands.
Secretary: Mrs Anne Pettigrew Tel: 01294 465734

CUPAR HIGHLAND GAMES Cupar Highland Games

Event Date: Saturday, 10th June 2017
Location: Duffus Park, Cupar, Fife. Nearest Towns: Cupar, Dundee. Airport: Edinburgh, Links to London.
Special Event: Heavy Event Championship. Usual Events: Tug O War, Road & Track Cycle Races, Track/Field Events, Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Obstacle Course Fun Event.
Contact: Mrs R Middleton, 10 Jamie Anderson Place, St Andrews, Fife, Tel 01334 476413
Handicapper: A Crawford 7 St Roans Court Glenrothes KY6 2LQ Tel: (44) (0) 1592 753439, Dancing Organizer: Anna Bain, 21 Coronation St, Coaltown Glenrothes KY7 6HW Tel: 01592 771425.

STRATHMORE HIGHLAND GAMES  Strathmore Highland Games

Event Date: Sunday, 11th June 2017 (Always 2nd Sunday in June)
Location: Glamis Castle, Glamis. Nearest Town: Forfar. Dundee. Airport: Aberdeen.
Special Events: Scottish Tug O’ War Championship. Scottish 800 Metres Cycling Championship. Scottish caber tossing Championship.
Other Events: Running, Cycling, Highland dancing, Solo Piping. Heavy Events, Tug O’ War. Pipe Band in Competition.
Secretary: Mrs Theresa Hill, 5 Kirkton Place, Forfar, Angus, DD8 2DT.  Telephone No.  07703007372  Email:
Dancing Contact: Anna Bain Tel . 01592 771425 Handicapper: Adam Crawford, Tel: 01592 753439.

LESMAHAGOW HIGHLAND GAMES Lesmahagow Highland Games

Event Date: Saturday, 17th June 2017 (54th)
Location: Craighead Park, Lesmahagow Nearest Town: Lanark. Airport: Glasgow, Edinburgh
Events: Heavy Events, Track and Field Events, Piping Competition, Highland Dancing Display’, Great Prizes.
Treasurer: Lynn Callan Tel: 01555 894514 or M:07711 904332.

NEWBURGH HIGHLAND GAMES Newburgh Highland Games

Event Date: Saturday, 17th June 2017
Location: Robbies Park. Newburgh. Nearest Town: Newburgh. (Fife) Airport: Edinburgh.
Events: Running, Cycling, Heavy/Field Events. 90m & 1600m Youth Running, Pipe Bands. Stalls.
Secretary: Evelyn Ferrans, Midshore House,Midshore,Road,Newburgh, Fife. Dancing: Anna Bain, Tel . 01324 630499

OLDMELDRUM SPORTS & HIGHLAND GAMES. Oldmeldrum Sports site 

Event Date:  Saturday, 17th June 2017 (always 3rd Saturday in June)
Location: The Pleasure Park, Oldmeldrum. Nearest Towns: Oldmeldrum, Aberdeen. Airport: Dyce, Aberdeen.
Special Events: Heavyweight Championship (6 events), British Caber Championship. European Tug O’ War Championship. North of Scotland Drum Major Championship. Glenfiddich Qualifying Heavy Events. Other Events: Highland Dancing, Pipe Band Contest, Grades 1, 11, 111 & 1V.
Contact: Mr G Forsyth, Secretary, Oldmeldrum Sports Committee Co Ltd, 17 Bruntwood Tap, Inverurie, AB51 4LS, 07976 650763

CITY OF ABERDEEN HIGHLAND GAMES Aberdeen Highland Games

Event Date:  Sunday, 18th June 2017 (Always 3rd Sunday in June)
Location: Hazelhead Park, Aberdeen. Nearest town: Aberdeen. Airport: Dyce.
Special event: Scottish 725kg Tug-O-War championship.  Additional family entertainment arena in place this year, with displays and workshops for all the family to enjoy.  British championship 100 metre sprint.
Other Events: Putting Heavy Stone, Putting light Stone, Highland Dancing, Tug O’ War, Heavy Events, Field Events, Track Events, Piping, Junior Races, Sack Race Pipe Band Competition Grade 1,11,111,1V. Drum Majors: Junior & Senior, Twelve or more Bands Massed Pipe Bands.
Secretary: Daniel Parrott, Events Officer, Aberdeen City Council, St. Nicholas House, Broad Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1EZ.  Tel: 01224 523842

DRUMTOCHTY HIGHLAND GAMES  Drumtochty Highland Games

Event Date: Saturday, 24th June 2017
Location: Drumtochty Castle Grounds Auchinblae. Laurencekirk. Nearest Town: Laurencekirk. Arbroath. Dundee. Airport: Dyce, Aberdeen.
Usual Events: Open & Local Heavyweight Event, Hill Race, Open & Local Tug O War, Solo Piping Highland Dancing, Massed Pipe Bands.
Contact: Douglas Gauld,  Tel: 01561 378120
Dancing: Mrs E Lindsay, Tel: 01561 340234.

CERES HIGHLAND GAMES  Ceres Games Site 

Event Date: Saturday, 24th June 2017
Location: The Bow Butts, Ceres, Fife. Nearest Town: Ceres. Airport: Edinburgh, Glasgow.
Usual Events: Heavyweight Events, Track & Field, Scottish Backhold Wrestling, Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Pipe Band, Local Races, Fun Fair, Side Stalls and Beer Tent etc
Contact: Jennifer Lawrie, Castlepark, Ceres, Fife.

JULY GAMES   

KENMORE HIGHLAND GAMES Kenmore Highland Games

Event Date:  Wednesday, 5th July 2017 (always first Wednesday in July)
Location: Nearest Towns: Aberfeldy, Pitlochry. Airport: Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen.
Usual Events: Running, Heavy/Field Events. Youth Running Events, Hill Race, Highland Dancing.
Contact Mrs A Garnett, MacBeth Cottage, Kirkton, Fortingall, by Aberfeldy, PH15 2LL Phone: 01887 830486
Secretary: Sarah Kelly 01887 830227.

GLENGARRY HIGHLAND GAMES, Glengarry Highland Games

Event Date: Saturday, 1st July 2017
Location: Shinty Park, Invergarry. Nearest Towns: Glengarry. Airport: Inverness.
Events: Hammer Throwing, Caber Tossing, weight for distance and weight for height, track events, Highland Dancing, Pipe Bands, Hill race.
Contact: Mrs R J Stewart, 10 Garry Crescent, Invergarry, PH35 4HB.  Tel: 01809 501238

GAIRLOCH HIGHLAND GATHERING  Gairloch Gathering    

Event Date: Saturday, 1st July 2017
Venue:  Little Sands Farm. Venue Address:  Gairloch, Ross-shire
Event Description:  In the beautiful setting of Wester Ross, the Gairloch Highland Gathering is a fun day out for locals and tourists alike, a chance to meet old friends, join in the events, eat great baking, or have a drink in the beer tent.  This years main ring attraction features the Drakes of Hazard. A family Ceilidh followed by a Marquee Dance ensures that the fun is carried on throughout the evening.  So follow A832 to Gairloch for a great start to the summer.

LUSS (LOCH LOMOND) HIGHLAND GATHERING Est 1875 Luss Highland Games

Event Date: Saturday, 1st July 2017
Location: Luss, Alexandria, Loch Lomond. Nearest Town: Luss, Balloch, Dunbarton. Airport: Glasgow, Prestwick, (International)
Events: Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, (SOBHD rules), Track/Field and Heavyweights, Hill Race, Tossing the Sheaf, Cycling, Wrestling. Local & Open Events.
Secretary: Anne Paterson, 8 Charlotte Street, Dumbarton Tel: 01389 762854.

FORRES HIGHLAND GAMES Forres Highland Games 

Event Date: Saturday, 8th July 2017
Location: Grant Park, Forres.  Nearest Towns: Forres, Inverness, Elgin. Airport: Inverness.
Special Events: Massed pipe bands.
Events: Track Events, 10K Road Race, Heavy events, Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Field events, Tug O’ War and Grass Cycling.
Secretary: Michael W. Scott. 7 Fleurs Road, Forres. Moray. IV36 1LY Tel:01309 673289.
Arena Convenor: Dave Harris 17, Drumduan Road Forres IV36 1BS

THORNTON HIGHLAND GATHERING Thornton Games

Event Date: Saturday, 15th July 2017
Location: Memorial Park, Thornton, Fife, Nearest Town: Thornton, Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes. Airport: Edinburgh.
Events: R-C-H-PB-HD  Dancing:11.30am, Piping 12.30pm, Local & Open events 1.00 p.m.
Secretary: June MacInnes   Handicapper: A. Crawford, 7 St. Ronan’s Court, Glenrothes, Fife KY6 2LQ Tel: 01592 753439 Dancing Organiser: Anna Bain, 21 Coronation Street, Coaltown, Glenrothes KY7 6HX Tel: 01592 771425 E-mail

ALVA HIGHLAND GAMES Alva Games

Event date: Saturday, 8th July 2017
Location: The Johnston Park Alva. Nearest Town: Alva, Alloa, Stirling. Airport: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Prestwick.(international)
Special Events: Scottish 3200m Cycle Race Championship. Hill Race Championships.Senior & Junior.
Usual Events: Running, Cycling, Heavy/Field Events. Youth Running Events. Highland Dancing.
Contact: Anna Bain 21 Coronation Street, Coaltown Glenrothies, KY7 6HW Tel.(44)1592 771425.
Secretary : C Dunbar, 57 Broomridge Road, St Ninians, Stirling, FK7 0DT. Tel: 01786 813523.

MORVERN HIGHLAND GAMES Morvern Gala Week

Event Date: TBC, July 2017
Location: Knock Park, Lochaline, Morvern, Argyll. Nearest Town:  Oban, Fort William, Airport: Glasgow.
Special Events: A historical re-enactment group, stalls with local produce, Mid Argyll pipe band, pottery, Woodcarver, compost competition and more. Usual Events: Heavy events, children’s sport, men’s and ladies athletics, the Morvern mile, Tug o War and more.
Contact: Veronique Walraven, 01967 421774.

BALLOCH (LOCH LOMOND) HIGHLAND GAMES  Loch Lomond Highland Games

Event Date: Saturday, 15th July 2017
Location: Balloch Castle Country Park. Nearest Town: Balloch, Glasgow. Airport: Glasgow, Prestwick. (International)
Special Events: Pipe Band Competition. Scottish 80 Metres. 12st 7lb Scottish Backhold/Cumberland Style British Championship. SGA World Heavyweight Championship. Usual Events: Solo Piping, Highland Dancing. Running, Cycling, Track & Field Events, Tug O War, Heavy Events, Wrestling.
Contact: Andrew Thornton 01389 754 995.

INVERNESS HIGHLAND GAMES Inverness Highland Games

Date of EventSaturday, 15th July 2017
Location: Bught Park, Inverness. Nearest Town: In Inverness Airport: Inverness.
Events: Comence at 11am. Heavy Events: commence at 2pm. The most spectacular Highland Games in the North of Scotland. Set in the beautiful Northern Meeting Park near the banks of the River Ness, the Inverness Games features all the traditional Heavy Events, Highland Dancing, Piping and traditional music.
Contact: Mr Gerry Reynolds, Town House, Inverness, IV1 1JJ. Tel: 01463 724262 Fax: 01463 712850

LOCHCARRON HIGHLAND GAMES.Lochcarron Highland Games

Event DateSaturday, 15th July 2017
Location: Attadale Estate, Lochcarron, (Road To Skye). Nearest Town: Lochcarron, Inverness, Airport: Inverness, Links to London.
Special Event: British 56lb Weight over Bar Championship. Local Highland Dancing Display.
Usual Events: Heavy Events, Track & Field Events, Tug O War, Hill Race, Five a Side Soccer, Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Childrens Events.
Contact: Mrs Maureen Brown, 12 Sage Terrace, Lochcarron IV54 8XQ Tel: 01520 722554.

TAYNUILT HIGHLAND GAMES  Taynuilt Highland Games

Event Date: TBA, July 2017
Location: Sports Field, Taynuilt. Nearest Town: Taynuilt, Oban. Airport: Glasgow.
Events: Running (Men & Women), Heavy Events, Piping, Side Stalls, Tug o’ War, Highland Dancing Competition and Novelty events.
Contact: Cathie Reid, 1 Strathview, Taynuilt. tel no. 01866 822436.

TOMINTOUL HIGHLAND GAMES Tomintoul Gathering

Event Date: Saturday, 15th July 2017 (Always 3rd Sat, July)
Location: Public Park, Tomintoul, Near Grantown-on-Spey, on Route A939. Nearest Town: Tomintoul, Grantown-on-Spey. Airport: Inverness.
Usual Events: Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Heavy & Track Events, Tominabat Hill Race, Children’s Fancy Dress in Evening.
Contact: P.E.Grant, Monriack. 18 Main Street, Tomintoul, Tel:(44) 1807 580407.

STONEHAVEN HIGHLAND GAMES Stonehaven Highland Games 

Event DateSunday, 16th July 2017
Location: Mineralwell Park, Stonehaven. Grampian. Nearest Town: Stonehaven, Montrose. Aberdeen Airport: Aberdeen. Links to London.
Usual Events: Heavy events, Tug O War, Highland Dancing, Solo Piping, Running.
Contact: Events Officer, Aberdeenshire Council, Viewmount, Arduthie Road, Stonehaven, Tel: (44) 1569 340234.

ROSNEATH & CLYNDER HIGHLAND GAMESRosneath Highland Games

Event Date: Sunday, 16th July 2017
Location: Howie Park, Rosneath, Helensburgh. Nearest Town: Rosneath, Helensburgh, Glasgow. Airport: Glasgow, Prestwick, (International).
Events: Heavyweight Championship, Highland Dancing, Local Heavy Events, Open Events, Heavy Events, Local Tug O War, Solo Piping. Hill Race, Wrestling, Visitor & childrens Races.
Contact: Fiona Howard, chairman, Tel: 01436 842860.

BURNTISLAND HIGHLAND GAMES Burntisland Highland Games 

Event DateMonday, 17th July 2017
Location: Burntisland Nearest Town: Burntisland, Kelty, Kirkcaldy. Airport: Edinburgh. .
Events: Heavy Weight and Cycling Events. Open Foot Race, 90 Metres, 200 Metres 400 Metres, 800 Metres, 1600 Metres, 3200 Metres, Invitation 90 Metres Handicap. Highland Dancing. Special Race: Binn Hill Race, Local.
Contact: Secretary, Mrs Isa Duncanson, 13 Duncanson Drive Burntisland, Fife, KY3 9JN. Tel:(44) 1592 873234

INVERARAY TRADITIONAL HIGHLAND GAMES  Inveraray Games

Event Date: Tuesday, 18th July 2017
Location: Castle Grounds, Inveraray. Nearest Town: Inveraray, Creiff, Perth. Airport: Glasgow, Prestwick, (International)
Usual Events: Solo Piping, Highland Dancing Competitions, Local & Open, Cycling, Light/Track and Heavy Events, Wrestling.
Contact: Mrs Margaret Mather, 16 Upper Riochan, Inveraray, Argyll. PH32 8UR. Tel: 01499 302458.

MULL HIGHLAND GAMES. Mull Games

Event Date: Thursday, 20 July 2017
Location: Erray Park, Tobermory, Isle Of Mull. Nearest Town: Tobermory Ferry From Oban Airport: Glasgow, Prestwick.
Usual Events: Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Heavy and Light Field Events.
Contact: Florence Kirsop, Mosshill, Main Street, Tobermory, Mull. PA75 6NU Tel: 01688 302270 Fax: 01688 302232

DURNESS HIGHLAND GATHERING  Durness Highland Gathering

Event DateFriday, 28th July 2017
Location: Shore Park, Durness, North West Sutherland. Nearest Town: Durness. Airport: Inverness. Links to London
Usual Events: Piping, Highland Dancing, Field/Track and Heavy Events, Children’s Races.
Contact: Mark Manning, Telephone: 01971 511338

BALQUHIDDER, LOCHEARNHEAD & STRATHYRE HIGHLAND GAMESLochearnhead Highland Games

Event DateSaturday, 22nd July 2017
Location: Lochearnhead. Nearest Town: Callander. Airport: Prestwick (International)
Special Event: British Heavyweight Championship. Usual Events: Highland Dancing, Solo Piping, Light Field & Track, Tug O War, Novelty Races.
Contact: Angus Cameron, Dundhu, Lochearnhead. Tel: 01567 830268.

AIRTH HIGHLAND GAMES. Airth Games Site

Event Date: Saturday, 22nd July 2017
Location: North Greens Park, Airth. Nearest Towns: Falkirk, Stirling, Airport: Edinburgh.
Special Events: BRITISH OPEN PROFESSIONAL HIGHLAND DANCING CHAMPIONSHIPS.Commence 11.30 Usual Events: Running Track/Field and Heavy Events, Cycling Tug O War, Wrestling.
Contact: Alex Detlaff, 36 Paul Drive Airth, Falkirk, FK2 8LA Tel: 01324 831712.

SOUTHEND HIGHLAND GAMES, Southend Games

Date of Event: Saturday, 22nd July 2017
Location: Hotel Park, Southend, by Campbelltown. Nearest Towns: Southend, Campbelltown. Airport: Glasgow.
Usual Events: Track and Field, Heavy Events, Piping.
Contact: Mr Roger Rowland, Cnoc Araich, Southend, By Campbeltown, Argyll.  Tel 01586 830 312

DUFFTOWN HIGHLAND GAMESDufftown Highland Games

Event Date:  Saturday, 29th July 2017
Location: Mortlach School Sports Field, Dufftown, Grampian. Nearest Town: Dufftown, Elgin, Huntly. Airport: Inverness & Dyce Aberdeen.
Events: Ben Rinnes 5 tops Hill Race, Overseas Visitors Race, Massed Pipe Bands, Track & Field, Heavy Events, Tug O War, Solo Piping, Highland Dancing.
Contact: A Brown, Ashville, Church Street, Dufftown, AB55 4AR Tel:01340 820342. Dance Convener: A Milne, Kildonnan, Lower Cabrach, By Huntly. AB54 4EH Tel: (44) 1466 702266.

HALKIRK HIGHLAND GAMES (Established 1886) Halkirk Highland Games

Event DateSaturday, 29th July 2017
Location: Halkirk Nr Thurso, Caithness.  Nearest Towns: Halkirk, Thurso, Wick. Airport: Wick & Inverness. Links to London.
Special Events: Piobaireacvhd, Usual Events: Light Field, Heavy Events & Track Events, Cycling, Highland Dancing, Solo Piping, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Tug O War, Novelty & Childern Races. Games Night Dance.
Contact: Charlie Millar, Ashleigh, 43 Church Street, Halkirk Tel: 01847 831287.

LOCHABER HIGHLAND GAMES  Lochaber Games

Event Date: Saturday, 29th July 2017
Location: An Aird, Fort William. Nearest Town: Fort William. Airport: Inverness.
Events: Light Field, Heavy Events & Track Events, Cycling, Highland Dancing, Solo Piping.
Contact: Allan Lindsay, 14 Seafield Gardens, Fort William, PH33 6RJ, Tel: 01397 703711, m: 07780 546191.

STRATHCONON HIGHLAND GAMES Strathconon Games

Event Date: TBCJuly 2017
Location: Strathconon Nearest Towns: Dingwall, Inverness Airport: Inverness.
Usual Events: Hill Race, Heavy Events, Clay Pigeon Shoot, Adult and Children’s Races, Field Events. A Games which tries to keep a more traditional, non professional feel to the day! It is in the original spirit of Highland Games!
Convener: William Fraser Tel: 01997 477219
Contact: Diane Ferrier

ST. ANDREWS HIGHLAND GAMES, St. Andrews Games

Event Date: Sunday, 30th July 2017
Location: Station Park, St.Andrews. Nearest Towns: St. Andrews, Kirkaldy, Dunfermline. Airport: Edinburgh, Links To London. Special Events: Heavyweight throwing events, Highland Dancing, Solo Piping, Cycling, Running, Heavy Events, Field Events.
Contact: Ian Grieve, 54 Crawford Gardens, St. Andrews, Fife. KY16 8XQ Tel: (44) 1334 476305.

ARISAIG HIGHLAND GAMES Arisaig Highland Games

Event Date: TBC, July 2017
Location: Traigh Farm, Arisaig. Nearest towns: Arisaig, Mallaig. Airport: Inverness.
Events: Traditional Highland Games. Highland dancing, Heavy Events, Solo Piping Competitions, Track and Field Events, Games dance at 10pm.
Contact: Allan MacDonald Tel: 01687 450 604

KILMORE & KILBRIDE HIGHLAND GAMES Kilmore and Kilbride site

Event Date: TBC, July 2017
Location: In the grounds of Glenfeochan House, Kilmore.(5miles South of Oban). Nearest Town: Kilmore, Oban. Airport: Prestwick, Glasgow.
Events: Solo piping, Dancing, Track & Field Events Heavy Events, Tug O’War. Entries on Field. Catering and Trade Stands.
Secretary: Lindy Walker, Argyll Mansions, Flat 2/2, 44 George Street, Oban, PA34 5DS

AUGUST GAMES

ABOYNE HIGHLAND GAMES Aboyne Highland Games

Event Date: Saturday, 5th August 2017 (the first Saturday in August)
Location: Aboyne Green, Aboyne.
Novice events 10.30am. Usual Events: Heavyweights, Hill Race, Tug O War, Light  Field Events, Highland Dancing, Solo Piping & Massed Pipe Bands.
Contact: Morag McBeath, 29 Ladywood Drive, Aboyne, AB34 5HA, 013398 86049 email  

ABERLOUR STRATHSPEY HIGHLAND GAMES Aberlour Highland Games

Event Date: Saturday, 5th August 2017 (the first Saturday in August)
Location: The Alice Littler Park, Aberlour
Novice events 10.30am. Usual Events: Heavyweights, Highland Dancing.
Contact: Brian Cameron, Campbell Cairns Elchies Aberlour AB38 9SL, 01340 810436 email. brian@bcameron.com

NEWTONMORE HIGHLAND GAMES Newtonmore Highland Games

Event Date: Saturday, 5th August 2017
Location: The Eilan, Newtonmore. Nearest Towns: Newtonmore, Kingussie. Airport: Inverness, Aberdeen. Pipe Band Festival, Dancing  12.30, Track & Field 1pm
Traditional heavy Events 12 noon, Piping 11.30am, Craig Dhu Hill Race 3.15pm, Games Official Opening 1pm, Codonas Shows, Display by Spartans Gynmastic Club
Trade Stall & Beer Tent, Major Sponsor Dalwhinnie Distillery, A Great Day Out for All the Family.
Usual Events: Track and Field, Heavy Events, Hill race. Contact: Mr T Robertson, Knockmalloch, Station Road, Newtonmore 01540 673348.

BRIDGE OF ALLAN HIGHLAND GAMES Bridge of Allan Games site 

Event DateSunday, 6th August 2017
Location: Games Park, Bridge of Allan
Events: Scottish Wrestling Championship (13st 7lb), Scottish Cycling Grass Track Championship, Heavyweight Championships, Pipe Band Contest: Grades I, II, III, IV.  Highland Dancing, Track and Field events. Heavy events, Cycling, Wrestling. Contact
Secretary: Sandy Nicol, 44 Forth Park, BoA FK9 5NT. Tel:01786 832682

MALLAIG & MORAR HIGHLAND GAMES Mallaig and Morar Games 

Event Date: TBC, the first week in August 2017 
Location:  The Lovat Memorial Field, Morar.
Events: Junior Highland Games, Piping, Solo Piping, Piobaireachd, March, Strathspey, Highland Dancing (various age groups), Light Field and Junior Athletics, International Relay Race, Heavy Events, lots of children’s events.
Contact: Colin Buchanan, 24 Acorn Crescent, Larbert, Stirlingshire.Tel:01324 552841.

KILLIN HIGHLAND GAMES Killin Games

Event DateWednesday 2nd August 2017 
Parade starts at Dochart Bridge 1.00pm, Opening 1.30pm
Location: Breadalbane Park, Killin.
Events: Piping Competitions, Dancing Competitions, Celebrity Appearance, World Strongmen Events, Open Hill Race, Childrens Races, Local Tossing the Caber Competition, Fly Fishing Demonstration and Casting Competition, Side Shows, Amusements and Stalls.
Contact: Mr Charles Grant, Beechcroft, Main Street, Killin, Perthshire. FK21 8UW. Tel: 01567 820342 

ISLE OF SKYE HIGHLAND GAMES  Skye Games

Event DateWednesday 2nd August 2017 
Location: The Lump, Skye
Events: Running, Heavy Weights, Tug-of-War, Solo Piping, Light Field, Highland Dance, .
Contact: Secretary, A. Stewart, 8 Wentworth Street, Portee, Isle of Skye IV51 9EJ Tel: 01478 612540
Email. astewart@csmco.net

DORNOCH HIGHLAND GATHERING Dornoch Highland Gathering

Event Date Friday, 4th August 2017
Location: The Meadows Park, Dornoch.
Events: Heavy Events, Track and Field events, Cycling, Solo Piping, Highland Dancing.
Contact: Joan Buchanan, 57 Old Perth Road, Inverness, IV2 3RJ Tel/Fax 01463223745 e-mail:

INVERKIETHING HIGHLAND GAMES Inverkeithing Games

Event DateSaturday, 5th August 2017
Location: Inverkeithing, Fife.
Events: Scottish 6400 Metres Cycle Championship. Pipe Band & Drum Major Contest, Heavy Events, Cycling, Running, Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Tug O War, Wrestling.
Contact: Ian Campbell 

BRODICK HIGHLAND GAMES, Brodick Games

Event Date: Saturday, 5th August 2017
Location: Ormidale Park, Brodick, Isle of Arran.
Events: Heavy Events, Track and Field, Solo Piping, Highland Dancing,
Contact: Secretary: Sheila Gilmore, Lynnhurst, Shiskine, Isle of Arran, KA27 8EW Tel: 01770 860403

NORTH BERWICK HIGHLAND GAMES North Berwick Highland Game site

Event Date:Saturday, 5th August 2017
Location: Recreation Park, North Berwick, Near Edinburgh.
Events: Scottish Amateur Heavy Championships 2001, Piping Competition. Highland Dancing. Heavy Events, Track and Field Events.
Contact: Mr John Starr,

ABERNETHY HIGHLAND GAMES First took place in 1880 Abernethy Highland Games 

Event DateSaturday, 12th August 2017
Location: Playing Fields, Nethybridge. Nearest Towns: Aviemore, Grantown-on-Spey. Airport: Inverness.
Events: Heavy Event, Piping Competition, Track Events, Highland dancing, Spectacular March onto the field of over 100 pipers in the grand massed bands display, followed by members of the Clan Grant Society who travel from all round the world for their annual gathering, Codona’s Sideshows, trade stalls and a full catering and refreshment service  add to the attractions. Spectators can make a full day out by travelling from Aviemore or Boat of Garten on the Strathspey Railway’s steam trains to Broomhill where a free bus service takes passengers to Nethybridge. Events start at 10.30am. with the official opening at 1.15
pm following the entrance of the massed pipe bands and parade by the Clan Grant . Car Parking is free.
Contact: 01479 821492

DUNDONALD GAMES Dundonald games

Event DateSaturday, 5th August 2017
Location: Dundonald. Nearest towns – Kilmarnock, Ayr, Prestwick, Troon, Irvine. Airport – Prestwick or Glasgow
Events – Pipe Band Contest Open, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4. Highland Dancing Display, Heavy Events Display, Tug-o-war etc. 10Km road Race on Wednesday evening preceding the Games. Contact  

STRATHPEFFER HIGHLAND GATHERING, Strathpeffer Games

Event Date: Saturday, 5th August 2017
Location: Castle Leod, Strathpeffer.
Events: Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Running, Field Events, Heavy events, Tug O War, Cycling, Piping Competition. 3 Pipe Bands
Contact: G.R.Spark, Glenesk, Strathpeffer, IV14 9AT, Tel: 01997 421348.

ATHOLL AND BREADALBANE HIGHLAND GATHERING Aberfeldy Show and Games 

Event DateSaturday, 11th August 2017
Location: Aberfeldy, Pitlochry.
Events: Heavy Event, Piping Competition, Track Events, Highland dancing.
Contact: Morag Kennedy, Highland Glen Producers Ltd, 1 Crieff Road, Aberfeldy. Phone: 01887 820666 Fax: 01887 829600 

PERTH HIGHLAND GAMES Perth Highland Games

Event Date: TBC, August 2017
Location:
North Inch Perth.
Events:
Pipe Band Contest, Grades 1, 11, 111, 1V. Also, Cycling 1000 Metres Championship.Running 90 Metres Championship, Highland Dancing, Solo Piping, Tug O War, and Field events including Heavyweights.
Contact: Andrew Rettie, 24 Florence Place, Perth. Tel: 01738 627782/Fax 01738 639622 

BALLATER HIGHLAND GAMES Ballater Highland Games

Event Date: Thursday, 10th August 2017
Location: Monaltrie Park, Ballater, Aberdeenshire.
Events: Piping Championship (Piobaireachd) Piping for Under 17’s. Full Programme: Heavy, Light & Athletic Events. Tug O War, Hill Race, Highland Dancing, Solo Piping. Note:Always 2nd Thursday in August!
Contact: Edward Anderson, P.O. Box 2, Ballater, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5RZ Tel: 01339 755771

TAIN HIGHLAND GATHERING Tain Highland Gathering 

Event Date: Thursday, 10th August 2017
Location: Glenmorangie Field by Tain on Route A9 (East coast ) Ross-shire.
Events: Glenmorangie Championship caber – longest and heaviest caber on the circuit, Solo Piping Senior & Junior (Open), Highland Dancing All Categories, Open Light Field & Light Track. Heavy Events Including Caber. Tug-O-War, Cycling & Children’s events. Hill Race the night before the games – Wednesday 11th August.
Contact: , Fiona Sutherland, 2 Robertson Drive, Alness, Ross-shire. Telephone 01349 884149 M: 07713 639512
E-Mail:   

ASSYNT HIGHLAND GATHERING, Assynt Games

Event Date: Friday, 11th August 2017
Location: Culag Park, Lochinver, Sutherland. (West Coast) Nearest Town: Lochinver. Airport: Inverness.
Special Events: North of Scotland Trout & Salmon Fly Casting Championships, Craft & Flower Show! Assynt Pipe Band & Dancers. Events: Highland Dancing, Solo Piping, Field and Track Events, Heavyweights, Tug O War, Hill Race.
Contact: Angus McEwan, 8 Inverkirkaig, Lochinver, Sutherland, IV27 4LR. Tel: 01571 844647

STIRLING HIGHLAND GAMES Stirling Highland Games

Event DateSaturday, 19th August 2017
Location: Stirling. Nearest Town: Stirling. Perth. Airport: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Prestwick.(International)
Special Events: Wrestling inc. 9st 7lb Scottish Champs. Usual Events: Highland Dancing, Heavyweights. Tug o’war, Pipe Band Competition, Solo Piping, Centre Arena Events: Fun Fair, Stalls etc
Contact: John Boswell, Hillcrest, 31 The Hill, Thornhill, Stirling, FK8 3PT 07788 893600.

GLENFINNAN HIGHLAND GAMES Glenfinnan Highland Games

Event Date: Saturday, 19th August 2017
Location: Glenfinnan
Events: A uniquely traditional Highland Gathering set in the internationally famous setting – where the Jacobite standard was raised in 1745.
Contact: R Mackellaig, Tel: 01397 722234

HELMSDALE & DISTRICT HIGHLAND GAMES Helmsdale Games

Event Date: Saturday, 19th August 2017
Location: Couper Park, Helmsdale.
Events: Scottish Hill Race Championship. Heavy, Light & Track also Cycling. Highland Dancing, Solo Piping, Fly Casting, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Tug O’ War, Novelty & Children’s Races.
Secretary: Penny Kane E-mail:  Glebe House. Sutherland Street, Helmsdale. Sutherland. KW8 6LQ. Tel 01431 821888

NAIRN HIGHLAND GAMES Nairn Games Site

Event Date: Saturday, 19th August 2017
Location: The Links, Nairn.
Features: Linked with Moscow Highland Games
Events: Piping competition, Junior Piping Comp. Highland Dancing, Athletics and Heavy Events, Tug o’ War.
Contact: Eleanor Somerville

CRIEFF HIGHLAND GATHERING Crieff Highland Gathering

Event Date: Sunday, 20th August 2017
Location: Market Park, Crieff
Events: Scottish Heavyweight Campionship. Pipe Band Competition Grades 1,11,111 & 1V Usual Events: Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Running, Cycling, Light & Track Events, Heavyweight events. Tug O War.
Scotland Highland Games and Clan gathering.
For more information: Crieff Highland Gathering Ltd, Frank Duncan, Tel: 01764 652195

CORTACHY HIGHLAND GAMES, Cortachy Games

Event Date:  TBC, August 2017
Location:  Games Field, Cortachy Castle Grounds Nearest Town: Kirriemuir Airport: Dundee Rail: Dundee & Perth
Events: Piping Events; Highland Dancing; Field Events – Local and Open, Horticultural Competitions – Flowers, Vegatables & Fruit; Industrial Section; Children’s Section; Carved Stick Competition; Photographic Competition and Dog Show.
Contact: Mark Hodgkinson 01575 540291  

ARGYLLSHIRE (OBAN) HIGHLAND GATHERING Oban Games Site

Event Date: Thursday, 24th August 2017
Location
: Mossfield Park, Oban. Nearest Town: Oban, Glasgow. Airport: Prestwick, Glasgow.
Featuring: Piping Competition, incl. Highland Society of London’s Gold Medal and the Argyllshire Gathering Silver Medal  – Open Piping & Dancing, Athletics, Track and Field, Hill Race, Tug O War, Fun Races, Visi

SOUTH UIST GAMES & PIPING SOCIETY HIGHLAND GAMES.

Event Date: TBC, 2017
Location: Askernish Machair. Nearest Town: Lochboisdale (Outer Hebridies). Airport: Benbecula, links to mainland.
Events: Wrestling, Tug O’ War. Usual Events: Piping, Dancing, Heavy Events, Light Events, Running, Light Field.
Contact: Angus McDonald,  340 North Boisdale, South Uist HS8 5TD Tel:01878 700509.

NORTH UIST HIGHLAND GAMES

Event Date: TBC, 2017
Location: Balone Field, North Uist. Nearest Town: Tigharry, North Uist. Airport: Inverness.
Usual Events Contact: Paul Wilkie, Tynecastle, Grenitote, North Uist, HS6 5BP   Tel: 01876 500239.

CALLANDER HIGHLAND GAMES.  Callander World Highland Games

Event Date: TBC, July 2017
Location: Callander Games Field. Nearest Town: Callander, Dunblane.  Airport: Glasgow.
Usual Events: Traditional Highland Games and Strongman Events, pipe bands, Highland Dancing etc
Contact: Dan McKirgan, Myrtle Inn, Stirling Road, Callander Tel: 01877 330184 Fax: 01877 330228.

MEY HIGHLAND GAMES Castle of Mey 

Event Date: TBC, 2017
Location: Queens Park, Mey, Caithness.
Events: Heavy Events, Track and Field, Solo Piping, Highland Dancing,
Contact: Stuart Webster 01847 851969, email:

MONTROSE HIGHLAND GAMES & Heavy Horse Show Montrose Highland Games

Event Date: TBC, 2017
Location: East Links, Montrose
Events: World Caber Championship 2005, Tug O War Championships. Clydesdale Horses, Solo Piping Piobaireachd Supreme Championship. Dog Show, Solo Piping. Highland Dancing, Running, Cycling, Heavyweights.
Contact: see website- Montrose Highland Games

BARRA ISLAND HIGHLAND GAMES

Event Date: TBC, 2017
Location: Isle of Barra, Western Isles. Nearest Town: Castlebay, Ferry from Oban. Airport: Inverness, Glasgow.
Events: Games followed by Ceilidh Evening in Castlebay Hall at 9pm. Highland Dancing Competition will commence at 12.30pm.  All Sections and under SOBHD.  Forms are available from Katie MacNeil, 68 Tangasdale, Castlebay, Isle of Barra  HS9 5XW   Tel:  01871 810262
Contact: Mairi Galbraith,  5 Horve Cottages, Castlebay, Isle of Barra, HS9 5XJ Tel:01871 810436

THE BORDER GATHERING 

Event Date: TBC, 2017
Location: Park Farm, Dumfries.
Events: Border Ballads, Heavy Events, Track and Field, Pipe Bands, Highland Dancing, Border Historical Re-enactment, Wellie Throwing championships, Axe Throwing, Circus Workshop….
Contact:  M McKerrell of Hillhouse, Magdalene House, Lochmaben, Dumfries. Tel: 01387 810439  

KELBURN CASTLE HIGHLAND GAMES AND COUNTRY FAIR

Event Date: TBC, 2017
Location: Kelburn Castle, Largs, Ayrshire, KA29 0BE
Events: Heavy Events: Shot putt, Stone Putt, 28 and 56 weight for distance, Hammers and Caber, Athletes from Scotland, UK and International.
Features Clyde Coast Strongman Challenge incl:- Log lift, Stones of Density, Tug o war, V12 Classic car pull, Yolk, Hailstones of Talent.
Pipe Bands, African drummers,