Scottish Highland Games
Taking place around Scotland during the summer months, Highland games provide a unique combination of culture, sport and social entertainment. From traditional heavy athletics like tug-o-war and caber tossing to Highland dance competitions, piping, and field and track events, Highland games are a must-see addition to a Scotland vacation.
Attracting competitors from around the world, as well as the locals, why not join in yourself? Highland games are a spectacle like no other set against beautiful Scottish scenery with colorful dance displays, local produce and an exciting atmosphere.
From May to September a full Highland Games programme takes place in small towns and villages across the country as well as those set within the grounds of famed castles, so there are plenty to choose from.
Cowal Highland Gathering in Argyll is the largest in the world where you can take part in a ceilidh, see dancers compete for the title of World Champion and enjoy the fireworks to round things off. At the Braemar Gathering in Aberdeenshire, you might even be lucky enough to see the Royal Family who traditionally attend each year.