PP Guide to the Games

A regular supporter of the Highland Games, P/M Ben Duncan

Herewith the  Piping Press Guide to the Games 2020. It is based on that of the Scottish Highland Games Association and we are grateful to them for the information. This list does not profess to be complete or totally accurate. We have done our best with the available information. 

Please be aware that due to the Covid-19 outbreak early season games may be cancelled. As ever, check before travelling

The list has been published as early as possible to allow pipers and enthusiasts to plan their summer and to encourage them to get out and have a tune in the outdoors among Scotland’s celebrated mountain scenery.

We welcome any further information and corrections; please forward these to pipingpress@gmail.com and we will update the list as soon as possible. Some of the secretaries listed below may be for the general games with other individuals responsible for the piping. We would be obliged if those involved could let us have this additional information if available.

We repeat: Check before entering or travelling to any of these events. Please niote the dates for Oban (Argyllshire Gathering) and Inverness (Northern Meeting) are accurate. The latter has had to move to earlier in the month because of booking difficulties at Eden Court Theatre.

Highlands & Islands Music & Dance Festival, Oban – cancelled
2nd May
Piping junior and snr. Enter here.

Gordon Castle Highland Games
Sunday 17th May
Gordon Castle, Fochabers
Solo Piping: www.gordoncastlehighlandgames.co.uk

Atholl Gathering – cancelled
Blair Atholl
Sunday 24th May
Email entries: atholl.gathering.piping@gmail.com

Bathgate
May 30
https://www.westlothiangames

Helensburgh – cancelled
June 6
https://www.helensburghandlomondgames.com/

Markinch Highland Games – cancelled
Sunday 7th June
John Dixon Park, Markinch
Solo Piping
Shane Fenton; 01592 756088
fenton.shane@rocketmail.com

Corgarff Games
Sat June 13; entries on field
Jockeyed2@aol.com

Ardrossan Highland Games – cancelled
Sunday 14th June
Memorial Rugby Park. Contact.

Strathmore Highland Games – cancelled
Sunday 14th June
Glamis Castle, Strathmore
Solo Piping
Entries on field 10am

Aberdeen Highland Games – cancelled
Sunday 21st June
Hazelhead Park, Aberdeen
Solo Piping
jackandmarytaylor@gmail.com

Cupar Highland Games
Sat June 21; on field
http://www.cuparhighlandgames.org/index.html

Drumtochty Highland Games
Saturday 27th June; on field
Drumtochty Castle Grounds, Drumtochty
Adult and Junior Solo Piping (no ceol mor)
Eleanor Fotheringham (Secretary)
01561 378529
eleanor.fotheringham1@hotmail.co.uk

Ceres Highland Games – cancelled
Saturday 27th June
The Bow Butts, Ceres
Solo Piping – entries on field 11am

Kenmore Highland Games
Wednesday 1st July; 6pm (evening event)
Kenmore Sports Field, Kenmore
Solo Piping- on field

Luss Highland Games – cancelled
Sat, 4th July
Piob/M,S&R/ Juniors
Email

Thornton Games, Fife
Memorial Park
Sat July 4. On field 12 noon

Tain Highland Gathering
Saturday 11th July
Glenmorangie Field, Tain
Solo Piping Senior & Junior (Open)
Duncan MacGillivray
01862 863242

Braemar Junior Highland Games
Saturday 11th July
Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park, Braemar
Junior Solo Piping; David Hampson (Secretary)
Chapelcroft, Braemar, AB35 5WS
01339 741903; junior piping
dhampgolf@gmail.com

Harpenden Highland Games
Sunday July 12; 11am
Entries on the day for solo piping
mfitzhenry@outlook.com

North Uist
Fri 17th July; entries on field
Norman Johnston
01876 500 358

Inverness – cancelled
Bught Park
Sat July 18
11am on field

Taynuilt Games 
Sat., July 18
Enter on the day; juniors and seniors

Loch Lomond Highland Games, Balloch – cancelled
Saturday 18th July, 2017
Solo piping, pipe bands
Colina Campbell 07710427535

Tomintoul
Sat July 18
On field 1pm

Rosneath Peninsula Highland Games – cancelled
Sunday 19th July
Howie Park, Rosneath, Rosneath
Colina Campbell 07710427535

Stonehaven Games
Sun, July 19
On field 12 noon

Inveraray Highland Games – cancelled
21st July
Solo Piping
Eilidh Wright
07795 466 475
piping@inveraray-games.co.uk

South Uist Games
July 22nd
Entries on field; 9.45am
07717816457
ardachy340@aol.com

Tobermory Games
Jnrs. and Snrs.
July 23rd; on field 11am
torquiltelfer@gmail.com

Young Piper of the Year 
Thursday 23 July at Sgoil Lionacleit (Benbecula) with a ceilidh and prizes afterwards at the Dark Island Hotel. Entry forms here.  youngpiperoftheyearcompetition@gmail.com.

Durness Highland Gathering
Friday 24th July
Solo Piping
Mark Manning (Secretary)
01971 511338
secretary@durnesshighlandgathering.co.uk

Halkirk Highland Games
Saturday 25th July
Halkirk Recreation Park, Halkirk
Solo Piping
halkirkhighlandgames@yahoo.co.uk

Balquhidder, Lochearnhead & Strathyre Highland Games
Saturday 25th July
Solo Piping
Jim Heron
jim.heron@rocketmail.com

Airth Highland Games
July 25
secretary.airthgames@gmail.com

St Andrews Highland Games
Sunday 26th July
Station Park, St. Andrews
Solo Piping from 1.30pm; ig2shga@gmail.com
website

Arisaig Highland Games
July 29
secretary@arisaighighlandgames.co.uk

Newtonmore Highland Games
Saturday 1st August
The Eilan, Newtonmore
Solo Piping entry form

Aboyne Highland Games
Saturday 1st August
Aboyne Green, Aboyne
Solo Piping
Jack Taylor
01339 886 297
jackandmarytaylor@gmail.com

Inverkeithing Highland Games
Saturday 1st August
Solo Piping

Mallaig & Morar
Sunday, Aug 2nd
colinj.buchanan@blueyonder.co.uk

Skye Gathering 
4th/5th August
Entry forms and details

Killin Games
Aug 5; Enfield 10am
01567 820855 (evenings)
£1,000 in piping prizemoney; junior piob.
www.killingames.co.uk

Dornoch Highland Gathering
Friday Aug 7, 2017; 10am
The Meadows Park, Dornoch
Junior and senior piping

Abernethy Highland Games
Aug 8th
www.nethybridge.com/highlandgames

Atholl & Breadalbane Highland Gathering
Saturday 8th August
Wades Park, Aberfeldy
Solo Piping
Morag Kennedy (Secretary)
info@aberfeldyshowandgames.co.uk

Strathpeffer Highland Gathering
Saturday 8th August
Castle Leod, Strathpeffer
Solo Piping
Malcolm Cleghorn (Secretary)
01997 433554; mac@albagames.co.uk

Cortachy Games
Aug 9th; on field 12noon
www.cortachygames.co.uk

Ballater Highland Games
Thursday 13th August
Location:Monaltrie Park, Ballater
Ron Drever (Secretary)
01339 756224
thedrevers@btinternet.com

Assynt Highland Games
Friday 14th August
Culag Park, Assynt
Solo Piping
helenacreman@hotmail.co.uk

Helmsdale Highland Games
Saturday 15th August
Couper Park, Helmsdale
Solo Piping
Fiona Sutherland (Secretary)
01431 821272, games@fhearnan.force9.co.uk

Kinloch Rannoch
Aug 15
01887 822466; website

Glenfinnan Highland Gathering 
Aug 15; entries on field
www.glenfinnan.org.uk/gathering.asp

Nairn Games – cancelled
Aug 15; full range of junior and senior piping
www.nairnhighlandgames.co.uk

Crieff Games
Sunday August 16; on field 10am
Junior and Senior Piping: secretary@crieffhighlandgathering.com

Northern Meeting , Inverness
Eden Court Theatre
Aug 20/21
Website

Glenisla Games
Aug 21; website

Lochaber Gathering
Saturday, Aug 22
Fort William
Allan MacColl: 01397 772 530

Lonach Highland Gathering
Saturday 22nd August
Bellabeg Park, Lonach
Solo Piping
Jennifer Stewart (Secretary)
01975 651772
info@lonach.org

Glenurquhart Games
Aug 22
Jane Drennan
drennan2106@btinternet.com
www.glenurquhart-highland-games.co.uk

Strathardle Games
Aug 22
Hamish Nicholson
01882 634 307
hamishnicholson@scotnet.co.uk
www.strathardle.org

Argyllshire Gathering
26/27th August
Mossfield Park, Oban
torquiltelfer@gmail.com

Cowal Highland Gathering
Aug 28
01369 703206
07909 231259
info@cowalgathering.com
www.cowalgathering.com

Birnam Highland Games
Saturday 29th August
Little Dunkeld, Birnam
Solo Piping; entries on field

Braemar Gathering
Sept 5
Jim Wood
01339 741 527
secretary@braemargathering.org
www.braemargathering.org

Pitlichry 2018….Brian Lamond with his awards

Blairgowrie & Rattray Highland Games
Sunday 6th September
Bogles Field, Blairgowrie
murray@hendersonreedmakers.com

Pitlochry Highland Games
Saturday 12th September
Recreation Ground, Pitlochry
Solo Piping, pipe bands
Ian Rodney: ianrodney@btinternet.com