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A list of Highland Games in the Edinburgh Area to Visit with Websites, Town Images and Reviews where available.

Highland Games are sporting events that take place in the summer in many Scottish towns. The origin of the games is thought to have been from gatherings of Clans to find their top warriors. Today, Highland Games are held throughout the world, by families with connections to Scotland.

The dates for each Games are normaly the same each year, an odd one may change. We try to update this page with any changes. Check the websites for the latest dates.

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These Highland Games are listed by Date

Blackford Highland Games
May 4th week, 52 miles northwest of Edinburgh in the village of Blackford.
. UDS Page . PH4 1QF

Athol Highland Games
May 4th week, at Blair Castle next to the Village of Blair Athol, 78 miles northwest of Edinburgh.
. RS Page . PH18 5TJ

Bearsden and Milngavie Highland Games
June 2nd week, 51 miles east of Edinburgh. The Games attracted over 10,000 visitors in 2007 as they provide a great Scottish day out for family, tourists, sports people, shoppers and funseekers. Milngavie is 7 miles north of Glasgow.
Website . UDS Page . G62 6AQ

Cupar Highland Games
June 3rd week, 43 miles north of Edinburgh. The Games are now an ‘Open’ event included in the F.H.G.A. circuits. Cancelled for 2024.
UDS Page . KY15 5AS

Ceres Highland Games
June 4th week, 44 miles north of Edinburgh. The oldest free games in Scotland held on the last Saturday of the month of June since the charter to hold the Games was given by Robert Bruce in 1314, for the peoples support at the battle of Bannockburn
. UDS Page . Map

Kenmore Highland Games
July 1st week, 81 miles northwest of Edinburgh, 6 miles southwest of Aberfeldy.
. RS Page . PH15 2NU

Luss Highland Games
July 1st week, 78 miles northwest of Edinburgh on the banks of Loch Lomond.
. RS Page . G83 8PA

Alva Games
July 2nd week, 35 miles northwest of Edinburgh, 8 miles east of Stirling at the small town of Alva.
. UDS Page . FK12 5LJ

Balquhidder Highland Games
July 3rd week, 66 miles northwest of Edinburgh, 14 miles north of Callander. Balquhidder, Lochearnhead and Strathyre Highland Games are held at Lochearnhead village, Rob Roy country.
Website . FK19 8PR

Burntisland Highland Games
July 3rd week, 21 miles north of Edinburgh. The second oldest in the world dating back to 1652. Originally held on St Peter's day (29th June) but now the third Monday of July. Market traders and a summer fairground help raise large crowds, 50,000 in 2004.
Website . RS Page . KY3 9AH

Airth Highland Games
July 4th week, 30 miles west of Edinburgh. A long history, going back to 1871, or their origins may be even further buried in the mists of time, as they may be from the games and sports played by Prince James's rebel soldiers camping in Airth in 1488, on their way to the battle of Sauchieburn.
Website . UDS Page . FK2 8JF

Callander Highland Games
July 4th week, 55 miles northwest of Edinburgh. Has not been held for a few years now.
RS Page . Map

St Andrews Highland Games
July 4th week, 52 miles north of Edinburgh in the famous Cathedral and Golf town of St Andrews.
. RS Page . KY16 9SP

Bridge of Allan Highland Games
August 1st week, 42 miles northwest of Edinburgh. One of Scotland's premier Highland Games normally attracting crowds of between 10,000 and 15,000. The games field is situated between Stirling Castle, The Ochil Hills and the Wallace Monument.
Website . UDS Page . FK9 4QY

Killin International Highland Games
August 1st week, 73 miles northwest of Edinburgh. Athletes from across the world attend these games held at Breadalbane Park. Situated 36 miles north of Stirling.
. RS Page . FK21 8UH

North Berwick Highland Games
August 1st week, 24 miles east of Edinburgh. An attendance of 15,000 has become the norm with many visitors appreciating the spectacle of the Highland Games and to visit the charming seaside town of North Berwick.
Website . RS Page . EH39 4AP

Aberfeldy Highland Games
August 2nd week, named the Atholl & Breadalbane Agricultural Show and Highland Gathering is at Wades Park just over Wades Bridge, close to the Town centre, 75 miles northwest of Edinburgh.
Website . RS Page . PH15 2BP

Perth Highland Games
August 2nd week, at Scone Palace on the northeast side of Perth, 44 miles north of Edinburgh.
Website . RS Page . PH2 6BD

Crieff Highland Gathering
August 3rd week, 62 miles northwest of Edinburgh. The first Gathering took place in 1870 and has occured every year since with the two exceptions of 1914-18 and 1939-49. Situated 17 miles west of Perth.
. RS Page . PH7 3AN

Stirling Highland Games
August 3rd week, 36 miles northwest of Edinburgh. A great day out for all the family with something for all to enjoy. Held at The Peak / Stirling Sports Village on the east side of the town.
. RS Page . FK8 1QZ

Birnam Highland Games
August 4th week, 57 miles north of Edinburgh. Traditional Scottish Highland Games in stunning Perthshire scenery since 1864. Experience for yourself the fun and culture that has kept the Games so popular for over a century.
Website . RS Page . PH8 0BG

Peebles Highland Games
September 1st week, 22 miles south of Edinburgh. The present Games are among the best non-championship events, with a more relaxed atmosphere at the end of the competition season.
. RS Page . EH45 8AJ

Pitlochry Highland Games
September 2nd week, 71 miles northwest of Edinburgh at the Recration Ground down Ferry Road in the centre of Pitlochly town.
. RS Page . PH16 5BU

All Highland Games throughout Scotland

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