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 has devastated the calendar. 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

May 30

Helensburgh – cancelled
June 6

Markinch Highland Games – cancelled
Sunday 7th June
John Dixon Park, Markinch
Solo Piping
Shane Fenton; 01592 756088

Corgarff Games
Sat June 13; entries on field

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

Cupar Highland Games
Sat June 21; on field

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

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

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 – cancelled
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

Harpenden Highland Games
Sunday July 12; 11am
Entries on the day for solo piping

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 – cancelled
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

South Uist Games
July 22nd
Entries on field; 9.45am

Tobermory Games – cancelled
Jnrs. and Snrs.
July 23rd; on field 11am

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

Halkirk Highland Games – cancelled
Saturday 25th July
Halkirk Recreation Park, Halkirk
Solo Piping

Balquhidder, Lochearnhead & Strathyre Highland Games
Saturday 25th July
Solo Piping
Jim Heron

Airth Highland Games
July 25

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

Arisaig Highland Games
July 29

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

Inverkeithing Highland Games
Saturday 1st August
Solo Piping

Mallaig & Morar
Sunday, Aug 2nd

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

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

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

Abernethy Highland Games – cancelled
Aug 8th

Atholl & Breadalbane Highland Gathering
Saturday 8th August
Wades Park, Aberfeldy
Solo Piping
Morag Kennedy (Secretary)

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

Ballater Highland Games – cancelled
Thursday 13th August
Location:Monaltrie Park, Ballater
Ron Drever (Secretary)
01339 756224

Assynt Highland Games – cancelled
Friday 14th August
Culag Park, Assynt
Solo Piping

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

Nairn Games – cancelled
Aug 15; full range of junior and senior piping

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

Northern Meeting , Inverness – cancelled
Eden Court Theatre
Aug 20/21

Glenisla Games
Aug 21; website

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

Lonach Highland Gathering – cancelled
Saturday 22nd August
Bellabeg Park, Lonach
Solo Piping
Jennifer Stewart (Secretary)
01975 651772

Glenurquhart Games
Aug 22
Jane Drennan

Strathardle Games
Aug 22
Hamish Nicholson
01882 634 307

Argyllshire Gathering
26/27th August
Mossfield Park, Oban

Cowal Highland Gathering – cancelled
Aug 28
01369 703206
07909 231259

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

Braemar Gathering – cancelled
Sept 5
Jim Wood
01339 741 527

Pitlichry 2018….Brian Lamond with his awards

Blairgowrie & Rattray Highland Games
Sunday 6th September
Bogles Field, Blairgowrie

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