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Glasgow Area Highland Games Scotland

A list of Highland Games close to Glasgow in Scotland with the Games and Town Websites and links to Maps and Reviews.

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

The Games on this page are listed by Date.

Click on the PostCodes for Maps.

Official Highland Games

Gourock Highland Games
May 1st week, 28 miles west of Glasgow at Battery Park in Gourock. Free entry.
. UDS Page . PA16 7QG

Athol Highland Games
May 4th week, at Blair Castle next to the Village of Blair Athol, 90 miles northeast of Glasgow.
. RS Page . PH18 5TJ

Blackford Highland Games
May 4th week, 41 miles northeast of Glasgow in the village of Blackford.
. UDS Page . PH4 1QF

Helensburgh & Lomond Highland Games
June 1st week, 33 miles northwest of Glasgow. Began in 1889, started again in 2008.
Website . RS Page . G84 8JR

Ardrossan Highland Games
June 2nd week, 35 miles southwest of Glasgow on the Ayrshire coast with a huge beach.
Website . AS Page . KA22 8AP

Bearsden and Milngavie Highland Games
June 2nd week, 5 miles northwest of Glasgow. These Games regularly attract over 10,000 visitors.
Website . UDS Page . G62 6AQ

Kenmore Highland Games
July 1st week, 71 miles northeast of Glasgow, 6 miles southwest of Aberfeldy.
. RS Page . PH15 2NU

Luss Highland Games
July 1st week, 32 miles northwest of Glasgow on the banks of Loch Lomond.
. RS Page . G83 8PA

Alva Games
July 2nd week, 33 miles northeast of Glasgow at the small town of Alva.
. UDS Page . FK12 5LJ

Inveraray Highland Games
July 3rd week, 63 miles northwest of Glasgow. Held at Inveraray Castle a 10 minute walk from the Town centre.
. RS Page . PA32 8UY

Loch Lomond Highland Games
July 3rd week, at Balloch 27 miles northwest of Glasgow. Claimed to be one of the top three or four Highland games in the country, with approximately 10-15,000 visitors each year.
Website . RS Page . G83 8LY

Airth Highland Games
July 4th week, 26 miles northeast of Glasgow. Legend states, they grew 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 8LD

Balquhidder Highland Games
July 4th week, 56 miles north of Glasgow, 14 miles north of Callander. Balquhidder, Lochearnhead and Strathyre Highland Games are held at Lochearnhead village, Rob Roy country.
Website . FK19 8PR

Callander Highland Games
July 4th week, 41 miles north of Glasgow. Don't miss the grand opening parade so arrive early, or come on Friday and stay overnight to enjoy scenic Callander before the games begin.
Website . RS Page . FK57

Bridge of Allan Highland Games
August 1st week, 32 miles north of Glasgow by Stirling. One of Scotland's top Highland Games attracting crowds of between 10,000 and 15,000. The games field is between Stirling Castle, The Ochil Hills and the Wallace Monument.
Website . UDS Page . FK9 4QY

Dundonald Games
August 1st week, 29 miles southwest of Glasgow, 4 miles northeast of Troon in Ayrshire at Royal Dundonald Castle.
. AS Page . KA2 9HD

Killin International Highland Games
August 1st week, 62 miles north of Glasgow at Breadalbane Park in the Town centre.
. RS Page . FK21 8UN

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, 73 miles northeast of Glasgow.
Website . RS Page . PH15 2BP

Perth Highland Games
August 2nd week, 59 miles northeast of Glasgow at Scone Palace on the northeast side of Perth.
Website . RS Page . PH2 6BD

Bute Highland Games
August 3rd week, Island of Bute/Rothesay 40 miles west of Glasgow. The Games Park is a 15 minute walk from the Ferry Terminal.
Website . RS Page . PA20 9BS

Crieff Highland Gathering
August 3rd week, 48 miles northeast of Glasgow. The first Crieff Highland Gathering took place in 1870.
. RS Page . PH7 3EH

Stirling Highland Games
August 3rd week, on the east side of Stirling, 26 miles north of Glasgow, often with around 8,000 visitors.
. RS Page . FK7 7UJ

Birnam Highland Games
August 4th week, 70 miles northeast of Glasgow. Traditional Games in stunning Perthshire scenery, held since 1864.
Website . RS Page . PH8 0AD

Cowal Highland Gathering
August 4th week, at Dunoon 34 miles west of Glasgow. One of the largest and most spectacular Highland gatherings in the world with over 3,500 competitors, many from Scottish Communities from Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
Website . UDS Page . PA23 7DT

Peebles Highland Games
September 1st week, 63 miles southeast of Glasgow. The Games are among the top non-championship events, providing a more relaxed atmosphere close to the end of the competition season.
. RS Page . EH45 8HE

Pitlochry Highland Games
September 2nd week, 83 miles northeast of Glasgow at the Recration Ground down Ferry Road in the centre of Pitlochly town.
. RS Page . PH16 5BU

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