Summer’s Not Too Far Away! – 2016 Guide to the Games

PP Guide to the Games 2016

Get the diary out! Planning your piping summer starts here. We are grateful to the Scottish Highland Games Association for many of the details below. Please don’t travel to any of these events before checking first as they are all subject to change. If anyone has additional piping/pipe band information please forward it to and we will update. Please also get out and support these events if you can. They rely on active participation if they are to survive and continue making a unique contribution to the Scottish summer. Be aware that some games only have junior piping and so, again, please check before leaving home. 

Details of pipe band major championships can be found here. All other pipe band contests are available via Pipe Band Magazine.

Picture above: The joys of the games….Faye Henderson competing at the Argyllshire Gathering 2015

Gordon Castle Highland Games
Date: Sunday 15th May, 10:00-17:00 2016
Location: Gordon Castle, Fochabers
Tel: 07500879687 |

Blackford Highland Games
Date: Saturday 28th May 2016
Location: Games Park, Blackford, Blackford
Tel: Stuart Laing 01764 682451

Helensburgh & Lomond Highland Games
Date: Saturday 4th June, 2016
Location: Rugby Ground, Helensburgh
Tel: 01436 675947 |

Markinch Highland Games
Date: Sunday 5th June, 2016
Location: John Dixon Park, Markinch
Tel: 01592 751667 |

Cupar Highland Games
Date: Saturday 11th June, 2016
Location: Duffus Park, Cupar
Tel: 01334 476413 |

Strathmore Highland Games
Date: Sunday 12th June, 2016
Location: Glamis Castle, Strathmore
Tel: |

Aberdeen Highland Games
Date: Sunday 19th June, 2016
Location: Hazelhead Park, Aberdeen
Tel: 01224 523842 |

Ceres Highland Games
Date: Saturday 25th June, 2016
Location: The Bow Butts, Ceres
Tel: 01337 832682 |

Drumtochty Highland Games
Date: Saturday 25th June, 2016
Tel: 01561 378529 |

Luss Highland Games
Date: Saturday 2nd July, 2016
Location: Luss Village, Luss
Tel: 01389 762854 |

Braemar Junior Highland Games
Date: Saturday 9th July, 2016
Location: Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park,
Tel: 01339 741903 |

Loch Lomond Highland Games
Date: Saturday 16th July, 2016
Location: Moss o’ Balloch Park, Loch Lomond
Tel: 01389 757616 |

Lochcarron Highland Games
Date: Saturday 16th July, 2016
Location: Attadale Estate, Lochcarron
Tel: 01520 733474 |

Tomintoul Highland Games
Date: Saturday 16th July, 2016
Location: Public Park, Tomintoul
Tel: 01807 580407 |

The Atholl Highlanders Pipes & Drums entertain at Blair

Rosneath Peninsula Highland Games
Date: Sunday 17th July, 2016
Location: Howie Park, Rosneath, Rosneath

Stonehaven Highland Games
Date: Sunday tbc July, 2016
Location: Mackie Academy Playing Fields, Stonehaven
Tel: 07734212873 |

Inveraray Highland Games
Location: Castle Grounds
Date: Tuesday 19th July, 2016

Mull Highland Games
Date: Thursday 23rd July, 2016
Location: Erray Park, Mull

Durness Highland Gathering
Date: Friday 29th July, 2016
Location: Shore Park, Durness
Tel: 01971 511338 |

Gordon McCready celebrates after winning the Gold Medal at Braemar

Airth Highland Games
Date: Saturday 23rd July, 2016
Location: North Greens Park, Airth
Tel: 07837 421 578 |

Balquhidder, Lochearnhead & Strathyre Highland Games
Date: Saturday 23rd July, 2016
Location: , Lochearnhead

Dufftown Highland Games
Date: Saturday 30th July, 2016
Location: Mortlach School Sports Field, Dufftown
Tel: 01340 820471 |

Halkirk Highland Games
Date: Saturday tbc July, 2016
Location: Halkirk Recreation Park, Halkirk
Tel: 01955 606206 |

St. Andrews Highland Games
Date: Sunday 31st July, 2016
Location: Station Park, St. Andrews
Tel: 01334 476305 M 07902923209 |

Gordon Barclay on the boards

Newtonmore Highland Games
Date: Saturday 31st July, 2016
Location: The Eilan, Newtonmore
Tel: 01540 673348 |

Isle of Skye Highland Games
Date: Wednesday 2nd/3rd August, 2016
Location: Portree

Dornoch Highland Gathering
Date: Friday 5th August, 2016
Location: The Meadows Park, Dornoch
Tel: 01463 223745 |

Aboyne Highland Games
Saturday 6th  August, 2016
Aboyne Green, Aboyne

Atholl & Breadalbane Highland Gathering
Date: Saturday 13th August, 2016
Location: Wades Park, Atholl & Breadalbane
Tel: |

Angus MacColl jnr. performing at Tobermory
Angus MacColl jnr. performing at Tobermory

Inverkeithing Highland Games
Date: Saturday 6th August, 2016
Location: Inverkeithing, Fife
Tel: 01383 414982 |

Strathpeffer Highland Gathering
Date: Saturday 6th August, 2016
Location: Castle Leod, Strathpeffer
Tel: 01997 433554 |

North Berwick Highland Games
Date: Saturday 6th August, 2016
Location: Recreation Park, North Berwick
Tel: 01620 893865 |

Perth Highland Games
Date: Sunday 14th August, 2016
Location: North Inch, , Perth
Tel: 01738 259375 |

Ballater Highland Games
Date: Thursday 13th August, 2015
Location: Monaltrie Park, Ballater
Tel: 01339 756224 |

Sandy Cameron at South Uist

Tain Highland Gathering
Date: Thursday 11th August, 2016
Location: Glenmorangie Field, Tain
Tel: 01349 884149 |

Assynt Highland Games
Date: Friday 12th August, 2016
Tel: 01571 855215 |

Helmsdale Highland Games
Date: Saturday 20th August, 2016
Location: Couper Park, Helmsdale
Tel: 01431 821272 |

Crieff Highland Gathering
Date: Sunday 21st August, 2016
Location: Market Park, Crieff
Tel: 07776298980 |

Invergordon Highland Games
Date: Saturday 22nd August, 2016
Location: Cromarty Firth Business Park, Invergordon
Tel: 01862 893952 |

Allan Russell at Balloch

Lonach Highland Gathering & Games
Date: Saturday tbc August, 2015
Location: Bellabeg Park, Lonach
Tel: 01975 651772 |

Strathardle Highland Gathering
Date: Saturday tbc August, 2016
Location: Bannerfield, Strathardle
Tel: 0131 552 8563 |

Grantown-on-Spey Highland Games
Date: Sunday tbc August, 2016
Location: Heithfield Park, Grantown on Spey

Argyllshire Gathering (Oban)
Date: 24th/25th August, 2016
Location: Mossfield Park, Oban

Binneas piper
Dan Lyden at Cowal

Cowal Highland Gathering
Date: 25th,26th,27th 
August, 2016
Location: Stadium, Dunoon

Birnam Highland Games
Date: Saturday 27th August, 2016
Location: Little Dunkeld, Birnam
Tel: 01350 720041 |

Ben Duncan at Luss

Northern Meeting Piping
Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd September
Piping Secretary:
Alison Harbison, 22 Drumdevan Place

Braemar Highland Gathering
Date: Saturday 3rd September, 2016
Secretary: Wm Meston MVO, Coilacriech, Ballater , AB35 5UH
Tel: 01339 755377 |

Blairgowrie & Rattray Highland Games
Date: Sunday 4th September, 2016
Location: Bogles Field, Blairgowrie
Tel: 01738 827064 |

Pitlochry Highland Games
Date: Saturday 10th September, 2016
Location: Recreation Ground, Pitlochry
Tel: 01796 473488 |

Invercharron Highland Games
Date: Saturday 17th September, 2016
Location: Balblair Farm, Invercharron
Tel: 01549 421394 |