Highland Games dates 2020 for events in reach of Appletree Cottage
A day at the Highland games is a great day out. Why not make the most of your stay at Appletree Cottage by visiting one of these events which are amongst the most popular in Scotland.
Sports include: Throwing the Hammer, Tossing the Caber, Tug of War and many athletics events.
There are also piping and drumming competitions as well has highland dancing. There are usually numerous stalls and refreshments for the visitors.
Highland Games have a fantastic atmosphere and a visit to them is great way to spend the day
Below is a list of events within striking distance from Appletree Cottage. The distance in miles from Appletree Cottage to the event is given for each location...
10th May: Gourock Highland Games, Battery Park, Gourock. (31 miles)
6th June: Helensburgh and Lomond Highland Games, (15 miles)
The Helensburgh & Lomond Highland Games is a family friendly event that celebrates all things Scottish, featuring modern & traditional sporting events including Highland Dancing, Athletics and of course, Caber tossing.
Although the Helensburgh Highland Games date back as far as 1889, they were resurrected in 2008 and have been growing from strength to strength & even featured on BBC 1's The One Show in 2011.
14 June: Ardrossan Highland Games, Memorial Playing Fields, Ardrossan (44 miles)
t.b.c. in June: Bearsden and Milngavie Highland Games (10 miles)
4 July: Luss Highland Games, Luss Games Field, Luss (16 miles)
18 July: Loch Lomond Highland Games, Balloch (7 miles)
21 July: Inveraray Highland Games, Inveraray Castle, Inveraray (47 miles)
25 July: Balquhidder, Lochearnhead and Strathyre Highland Games, Lochearnhead (35 miles)
2 August: Bridge of Allan Highland Games, Bridge of Allan (25 miles)
5 August: Killin Highland Gathering (42 miles)
9 August: Perth Highland Games, Scone Palace, Perth (57 miles)
15th August: Stirling Highland Games, Stirling (23 miles)
16th August: Crieff Highland Gathering, Crieff (44 miles)
22 August: Bute Highland Games, Rothsay, Isle of Bute (44 miles + ferry journey)
27-29 August: Cowall Highland Gathering, Dunoon (31 miles + ferry)
When you set out, if the day is raining it may be worth taking sun protection,
Similarly if it is sunny it may be worth taking wet weather gear.
Weather in Scotland can be very changeable!
More information about the Highland Games in general can be found here: