Experience the best of Scotland with a day out at the Inveraray traditional Highland Games.
The Games celebrate our rich culture and heritage with field and track events, piping and Highland dancing competitions and 'heavy events' including the world championships for tossing the caber. You will also find a good selection of local Scottish food and drink stands as well many trade and charity stalls. There is also childrens entertainment.
Highland dancing consists of three dances; the Highland Fling is said to mimic Red Deer on the hill, the Sword Dance and the Seann Triubhas which is a celebratory dance for the reintroduction of the kilt after its prescription following Culloden in 1745.
Bagpipe music has come to symbolise the highland games and indeed Scotland itself. As well as the solo piping competition which runs the whole day, pipe bands play many crowd-pleasing favourites.
The heavy events are the highlight of any highland games and the Caber World Championship will be contested again this year at Inveraray. Other events include the hammer throw, weight throw, weight over the bar and the stone putt. Light events include running, cycling, long jump, high jump and wrestling.