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Highland Games North Scotland

A list of Highland Games in North Scotland to Visit with Websites, Postcodes and links to Reviews and Maps where possible.

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 weeks for the events listed here are when the games are normally held, check the websites to confirm the dates.

Click on the PostCodes for Maps and Reviews.

Gordon Castle Highland Games
May 2nd week, 49 miles east of Inverness by the village of Fochabars.
. UDS Page . IV32 7PQ

Aberdeen Highland Games
June 3rd week, at Hazelhead Park on the west side of Aberdeen. Traditional Games with trade stalls, food, beer and more.
Website . RS Page . AB15 8BE

Drumtochty Highland Games
June 4th week, 9 miles west of Montrose/Aberdeenshire . The Auchenblae and the Drumtochty Highland Games have top competitors with records broken. Held in the grounds of Drumtochty Castle, 2 miles outside Auchenblae.
. Postcode: AB30 1TP

Forres Highland Games
July 1st week, 27 miles east of Inverness. One of Scotland's oldest small towns.
. RS Page . IV36 3BT

Inverness Highland Games
July 3rd week, Tulloch Inverness Highland Games are renowned for the quality of the heavy event competitions. Spectators normaly are about 4000 - 6000. Held at Bught Park on the south side of the City.
. RS Page . IV3 5SP

Lochcarron Highland Games
July 3rd week, 62 miles west of Inverness close to the Isle of Skye. Held at Attadale Estate 6 miles round the Loch from Lochcarron village.
. UDS Page . IV54 8YX

Mull Highland Games
July 3rd week, Tobermory on the Isle of Mull 31 miles northwest of Oban. Held at Erray Park in Tobermory, Traditional Scottish Highland Games.
. RS Page . PA75 6PR

Stonehaven Highland Games
July 3rd week, 15 miles south of Aberdeen in the grounds of Mackie Academy.
. RS Page . AB39 3DF

Tomintoul Highland Games
July 3rd week, 59 miles northwest of Aberdeen, between Ballater and Grantown on Spey on a real scenic Hill Road. Tomintoul village is 1,132ft above sea level.
. RS Page . AB37 9EX

Arisaig Highland Games
July 4th week, 38 miles west of Fort William at Traigh Farm 2 miles north of Arisaig village.
Website . RS Page . PH39 4NT

Dufftown Highland Games
July 4th week, 52 miles northwest of Aberdeen 61 miles east of Inverness.
. RS Page . AB55 4AW

Durness Highland Gathering
July 4th week, 104 miles northwest of Inverness on the far north coast of Scotland with some great beaches. Free entry, just pay to enter an event.
. RS Page . IV27 4PN

Halkirk Highland Games
July 4th week, 6 miles south of Thurso/north Highlands. Up to 5,000 visitors and locals visit the village of Halkirk in Caithness (pop. 1,000) for a day of traditional Scottish sport.
. Postcode: KW12 6XA

Lewis Highland Games
July? Isle of Lewis far northeast. At Tong, 3 miles north of Stornoway. There seems to be no Website or information for these games, may have stopped?
UDS Page . HS1 2DR

Aberlour Highland Games
August 1st week, in the Town centre 57 miles northwest of Aberdeen, 34 miles northeast of Aviemore in Speyside Whisky Distillery country.
Website . RS Page . AB38 9QP

Aboyne Highland Games
August 1st week, 30 miles southwest of Aberdeen, with the village laid out in 1676 around the large village green, where the Highland Games are held, attracting visitors from all over the world.
Website . RS Page . AB34 4WY

Mallaig and Morar Highland Games
August 1st week, 42 miles northwest of Fort William. A small friendly games for locals and people from all over the world.
. RS Page . PH41 4PU

Newtonmore Highland Games
August 1st week, 45 miles south of Inverness, 70 miles northwest of Perth. See the spectacular sights of the Clan Macpherson March to the Games.
. RS Page . PH20 1DA

Skye Highland Games
August 1st week, Isle of Skye 120 miles west of Inverness featuring Heavy Field Events, Athletics, Piping, Highland Dancing and Sailing, a single race for all classes of yacht.
. RS Page . IV51 9EJ

Assynt / Lochinver Highland Games
August 2nd week, at Culag Park in the centre of Lochinver, 94 miles northwest of Inverness, 36 miles north of Ullapool, remote with amazing scenery.
Website . RS Page . IV27 4LE

Abernethy Highland Games
August 2nd Saturday, Nethybridge 30 miles southeast of Inverness. Dancing, piping, field & track events, and the fun morning programme for children.
Website . Postcode: PH25 3DA

Ballater Highland Games
August 2nd week, in the Town centre 42 miles west of Aberdeen, sometimes visited by Royals as Balmoral Castle is close by.
Website . RS Page . AB35 5NN

Glenfinnan Highland Gathering
Aug 3rd week, 16 miles west of Fort William. Fort William is 65 miles southwest of Inverness, 103 miles north of Glasgow. Traditional Games in amazing scenery.
. RS Page . PH37 4LT

Helmsdale Highland Games
August 3rd week, 68 miles north of Inverness north Highlands. A traditional Highland fishing village with a lot to offer the visitor.
. UDS Page . KW8 6HH

Nairn Highland Games
August 3rd week, 16 miles northeast of Inverness. One of the largest amateur gatherings in the North with thier first Games taking place in 1867.
. RS Page . IV12 4AU

Argyllshire Gathering and The Oban Games
August 4th week. Track and Field events, as well as Dancing and Piping with many competitions for Scottish championship and World championship titles.
Website . RS Page . PA34 4EL

Glenurquhart Highland Gathering and Games
August 4th week, 18 miles south of Inverness. Traditional Games at Blairbeg Park, beside Loch Ness at the village of Drumnadrochit, where the Loch Ness monster museum is situated and monster hunt boat excursions depart from.
. RS Page . IV63 6UQ

Lonach Gathering
August 4th week Saturday, Strathdon 45 miles west of Aberdeen. Often sees a crowd of over 10,000 in Strathdon, a traditional games, no parachutes, no motorbikes, but often attracts Billy Connolly, who has a home in the area, and his showbiz friends.
. Postcode: AB36 8UX

Braemar Gathering
September 1st week, 57 miles west of Aberdeen. The Gathering is world famous, has attracted spectators of about 20,000 including Royalty. Website has many large images.
Website . RS Page . AB35 5YX

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