Scottish Highland Games Guide 2015

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  • A pipe band perform on the games field as crowds watch. The white façade of Blair Castle can be seen in the distance.
    The Atholl Highland Games and Gathering, Blair Castle, Perthshire.
  • A Highland dancer viewed from the waist down dances over two crossed swords and is accompanied by a piper.
    Sword dancing at the Braemar Gathering, Braemar, Aberdeenshire.
  • A competitior tossing the caber at Inverness Highland Games.
    A competitor tossing the caber at Inverness Highland Games.
  • A competitor in action during the hammer event during the Luss Highland Games, near Loch Lomond.
    Luss Highland Games, Alexandria.

Taking place across Scotland every summer weekend, Highland games are friendly events drawing local communities, international athletes and visitors alike.

Highland games guideDOWNLOAD VisitScotland’s new FREE guide to this year’s Highland games to discover a packed calendar of awesome heavy events, graceful Highland dancing and thrilling track and field competitions, not to mention the incredible sounds of the marching pipes and drums.

What's included:

In our guide you'll find all you need to know for a fun day out, including detailed listings of the Highland games held this summer and the full address, timings, prices and contact details of each event.

It also features great suggestions for things to see and do near each games venue, so that you and your family can explore the area during your stay.

You’ll even discover fun facts about the history and traditions of the games – did you know that haggis hurling began as a practical joke in the 1970s, but is now a popular event at many Highland games?

Click here to download our free Highland games ebook now



Homemade Highland gamesHomemade Highland games

We’re so excited about the start of the Highland games season in Scotland, that we’ve been holding our own! We’ve been chucking wellies around, hurling haggis and winning medals!

Now we’ve launched a Homemade Highland games eBook so that all the children can have a go at taking part too! Download our guide for FREE and the kids can:

  • Give their team a funny name
  • Make a Tam o’ Shanter hat
  • Print out medals and trophies
  • Take part in the sheaf toss
  • Race in the farmer’s dash
  • Test their strength in the tug o’ war
  • Or even hurl a haggis!

Click here to download our free Highland games ebook now