Highland Games dates 2023
There are many Highland games events throughout Scotland during the summer months.
A full list can be found here: scotlandwelcomesyou.com/scottish-highland-games/ but we have listed below those which are within reasonable travelling from 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
Gourock Highland Games, Battery Park, Gourock. (31 miles). 14 May
Blackford Highland games, Blackford, Perthshire. (35 miles). 27 May
Helensburgh and Lomond Highland Games. (15 miles). 23 June
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.
Ardrossan Highland Games, Memorial Playing Fields, Ardrossan (44 miles). 11 June
Bearsden and Milngavie Highland Games (10 miles) 10 June
Luss Highland Games, Luss Games Field, Luss (16 miles). 1 July
Loch Lomond Highland Games, Balloch (7 miles) 15 July
Inveraray Highland Games, Inveraray Castle, Inveraray (47 miles) 18 July
Balquhidder, Lochearnhead and Strathyre Highland Games, Lochearnhead (35 miles) 22 July
Bridge of Allan Highland Games, Bridge of Allan (25 miles) 6 Aug
Killin Highland Gathering (42 miles). 2 Aug
Perth Highland Games, Scone Palace, Perth (57 miles) 13 Aug
Stirling Highland Games, Stirling (23 miles) 19 Aug
Crieff Highland Gathering, Crieff (44 miles) 20 Aug
Bute Highland Games, Rothsay, Isle of Bute (44 miles + ferry journey) 12 Aug
Cowall Highland Gathering, Dunoon (31 miles + ferry) 24-26 Aug
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: