Highland Games in Scotland 2006 Season / Article


Highland Games in Scotland 2006 Season


Scottish Highland Games Dates 2006

Gourock Highland Games. Sunday 7th May 2006. Gourock Park. Gourock. Events: Track and Field Events, Heavy Events, Cycling Competition ,Piping Competition, Highland Dancing & Irish Dancing Competition, Ceilidh Band, Martial Arts, Wrestling, Tug-o-War, Side Shows, Amusements and Stalls. Contact: Games Administrator, Higholm Centre, Higholm Avenue, Port Glasgow, PA14 5JN tel. 01475 714865 Fax: 01475 714871

Bathgate and West Lothian Highland Games Saturday 27th May 2006 at 10.30am. Meadow Park, Bathgate.
Events: Running, Cycling, Light Field, Heavy and Track events, Highland Dancing, Pipe Bands. Contact: Andrew Taylor, Heavies Convenor, Andrew Taylor, Heavies Convenor, 21 Avon Road, Bathgate, West Lothian, Eh48 4AH 01506 654035

Blackford Highland Games Saturday 27th May 2006 at 12:30pm . Blackford Games Park Blackford. 12.30pm-5.30pm approx. Traditional Scottish Highland Games including highland dancing, track athletics and cycling, heavyweight championships & Scottish Amateur tug o' war. Other attractions include Comrie Pipe band, vintage tractors, classic motorcycle parades and children's quad bikes. Disabled Access OK. Admission - Adults £4, OAPs £2, Concessions & Children £1 (2003 prices) Contact - Telephone - 01764 682814

Atholl Gathering and Highland Games Sunday 28th May 2006 at 12:30pm. Target Park, Blair Castle Blair Atholl. Games start at approximately 1.15pm. Highland Gathering with piping, dancing, heavyweight events and tug o' war in the presence of the Duke of Atholl & Atholl Highlanders. Trade stands and refreshments. Disabled Access OK. Admission - Adults £5, Seniors £3 & Children £2. Contact - Blair Castle Telephone - 01796 481207

Cornhill Highland Games Saturday 3rd June 2006 from 11.00am. Cornhill Playing Field, Cornhill. Events: Tug 'O War, Heavyweight Events, Cumberland Wrestling. Highland Dancing. Featuring the Dufftown Pipe Band
Contact: Mrs Shona Hay, 15 Silverhillock, Cornhill, Banff, AB45 2AY. Tel: 01466 751407. Dancing: Mary McKilligan, Headiton, Cornhill, Banff, Tel: 01466 751356.

Shotts Highland Games. Saturday 3rd June 2006 Shotts. Events: Pipe Band Competition, Heavy Events, Highland Dancing, Athletics, Coupon Painting, Story telling etc, Track and Field. Contact: Jan Dearie Tel: 01501 823 258.

Carrick Lowland Games Sunday 4th June 2006. Victory Park, Girvan. Usual Events: Running, Cycling, Light Field, Heavy and Track events, Highland Dancing. Under 12 Football competition, Tug-o-War, stalls, snack bars etc, Pipe Band competition. Contact Secretary: Ian Fitzsimmons, 15 Smith Crescent, Girvan, Ayrshire Tel: 01465 712

Markinch Highland Games Sunday 4th June 2006 at 12.30pm. John Dixon Park, Markinch. Events: Programme starting at 12.30pm. Track and Field Events, Cycling, Heavyweight Events, Junior & Senior Solo Piping Starting at 10.00am Highland Dancing Commencing at 12.30pm, Pipe Band Competition Grades 1,11,111,1V & N/J, Adult and Junior Drum Major Contest, Fun Fair. Secretary: Isobel Westwater, 22 Park View, Markinch, KY7 6BL 01592 751667 Dancing: Anna Bain, 15 Jarvie Place, Falkirk. FK2 7FJ Tel . 01324 630499

Bearsden and Milngavie Highland Games Saturday 10th June 2006. West of Scotland Football Club, Burnbrae, Milngavie. Events: Local Events and Highland Dancing commence 10.30am, Running, Heavy Events, Tug O' War, Pipe Bands, Highland Dancing, Wrestling, Football Competition. Contact: Cameron Wallace, 32 Kilmardinny Grove, Bearsden, G61 3NY Tel: 0141 942 5177. Dancing Convener: Ms N. Hemingway, 23 Rubislaw Drive, Bearsden G61 1PS. Tel: 0141 942 2990. Handicapper: A Crawford. 7 St Ronans Court, Glenrothes. Fife. KY6 2LQ Tel: 01592 753439.

Ardrossan Highland Games Sunday 11th June 2006 At 11.00am. Laighdykes Field, Saltcoats. Events: Solo piping, Highland Dancing, Track & Field Events Heavy Events. Catering and Trade Stands. Secretary: Mrs Anne Clarke Tel: 01294 558194

Strathmore (Forfar) Highland Games Sunday 11th June 2006 . Glamis Castle Glamis. 12.30pm-5pm. Traditional Scottish Highland Games held in the spectacular grounds of Glamis Castle. Come along and watch the entertainment of the Heavies tossing the caber and cheer on the runners in the track events. With various trade stalls, highland dancing and professional Tug O' War, there is plenty to keep the whole family amused. Disabled Access OK. Admission - To be confirmed Contact - Glamis Castle Telephone - 01307 840393

Lesmahgow highland Games Saturday 17th June 2006
Location: Craighead Park, Lesmahagow Nearest Town: Lanark. Airport: Glasgow, Edinburgh. Events: Heavy Events, Track and Field Events, Piping Competition, 'Highland Dance Display', Great Prizes. David Abercrombie, Treasurer, tel 01555-895688

Newburgh Highland Games Saturday 17th June 2006. At 1pm. Mugdrum House Games Park. Newburgh. Fife.
Events: Open & U21 Boat Race, Running, Cycling, Heavy/Field Events. 90m & 1600m Youth Running, Pipe Bands. Stalls. Secretary: Mrs J Urquhart, 170 High Street, Newburgh, Fife, KY14 6DZ Tel: 01337 840740

Oldmeldrum Highland Games Saturday 17th June 2006 start 10.30am. The Pleasure Park, Oldmeldrum. Special Events: Heavyweight Championship (6 events), British Caber Championship. European Tug O' War Championship. North of Scotland Drum Major Championship. Glenfiddich Qualifying Heavy Events. Other Events: Highland Dancing, Pipe Band Contest, Grades 1, 11, 111 & 1V. Sunday: 5-a-Side Football (Soccer) (Open). Contact: Mr R.A.Forsyth, 2 Rosebank, Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire. AB51 0BG. Tel: 01651 873909.

City Of Aberdeen Highland Games Sunday 18th June 2006. Hazelhead Park, Aberdeen. Special event: British championship 100 metre sprint. Other Events:Putting Heavy Stone, Putting light Stone, Highland Dancing, Tug O' War, Heavy Events, Field Events, Track Events, Piping, Junior Races,Sack Race Pipe Band Competition Grade 1,11,111,1V. Drum Majors: Junior & Senior, Twelve or more Bands Massed Pipe Bands. Secretary: Audrey Walker, Arts & Recreation Department, St Nicholas House, Broad Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1XJ. Tel: 01224 522208

Ceres Highland Games Saturday 24th June 2006. The Bow Butts, Ceres, Fife. Usual Events: Heavyweight Events, Track & Field, Scottish Backhold Wrestling, Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Pipe Band, Local Races, Fun Fair, Side Stalls and Beer Tent etc. Contact: Tracey Osler, "Sweetholme", by Ladybank, Fife KY15 7SH Tel (44) (0) 1337 830962.

Drumtochty Highland Games Saturday 24th June 2006.
Drumtochty Castle Grounds Auchinblae. Laurencekirk. Usual Events: Open & Local Heavyweight Event, Hill Race, Open & Local Tug O War, Solo Piping Highland Dancing, Massed Pipe Bands. Contact: Douglas Gauld, 18 Reed Crescent, Laurencekirk, AB30 1EF Tel: 01561 378120 douglas.gauld@virgin.net Dancing: Mrs E Lindsay, Waterside of Phesdo, Laurencekirk, AB30 1EX. Tel: 01561 340234.

Peebles Beltain Sports Saturday 24th June 2006.
Location: Hay Lodge Park, Peebles. Events: British Championship 110 Mtrs (Scratch Race) Handicap Events: Foot Races, 100 Mtrs, 200 Mtrs, 800 Mtrs, 1600 Mtrs, 3200 Mtrs, and for 10 - 16 Yrs, 90 Mtrs, 1600 Mtrs, Highland Dancing competition at 1300 hrs. Contact: Paul Spence, 462 March Street, Peebles, EH45 8EP. Tel
01721 72443024

Gairloch Highland Gathering Saturday 1st July 2006 at 11am. Little Sands Farm. Gairloch, Ross-shire. Event Description: Join in the fun at Gairloch Highland Gathering, a traditional day out with lots of games to join in (or watch), highland dancers, pipe band, hill race, bungee run, splat the rat, pony show, farrier display, bbq, home baking, beer tent, pet parade, tug o war, followed by family ceilidh, then dance in the evening.
Contact: Fiona Downie. Phone: 01445 712312.

Glengarry Highland Games Saturday 1st July 2006 at 1pm. Shinty Park, Invergarry. Events: Hammer Throwing, Caber Tossing, weight for distance and weight for height, track events, Highland Dancing, Pipebands, Hill race.
Contact: Mrs R J Stewart, 10 Garry Crescent, Invergarry, PH35 4HB. Tel: 01809 501238

Thornton Highland Games Saturday 1st July 2006 at 12.00pm. Memorial Park, Thornton, Fife. Special Event: Pipe Band Contest, Grades 1,2,3 & 4 Draw at 12.30pm Usual Events: Open Athletics, Cycling, Heavy Events, Youth events, Highland Dancing, Solo Piping,
Contact Dancing Convener: Sheila Mckay,21 Coronation Street, Coaltown of Balgownie, Glenrothes, KY7 6HW Tel: 01592 771425. Band Entries to: Mr Walter Ritchie, 38 Ford Crescent, Thornton, KY1 4EB, Tel: 01592 774121
Contact: Mrs Flora Mackie, 507 blair ave, Glenrothes, Fife, KY7 4RF, tel:01592 773065

Cupar Highland Games Sunday 2nd July 2006. Duffus Park, Cupar, Fife. Special Event: Heavy Event Championship. Usual Events: Tug O War, Road & Track Cycle Races, Track/Field Events, Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Obstacle Course Fun Event. Contact: J Morrow, Middle Cottage, Medloch, By Cupar, Fifeshire, Tel: (44) (0)1334 653828. Handicapper: A Crawford 7 St Roans Court Glenrothes KY6 2LQ Tel: (44) (0) 1592 753439, Dancing Organizer: Mrs S McKay, 21 Coronation St, Coaltown Glenrothes KY7 6HW Tel:(44)(0)1592 771425.

Kenmore Highland Games Wednesday 5th July 2006 . Kenmore Sports Field Kenmore. 6pm-10pm. An evening Highland Games held in a unique and beautiful setting. Includes heavy and track events, highland dancing, hill race, tug o' war, trade stalls and events for adults and children. Disabled Access OK Admission - Adults £5, Children free. Contact - Sarah Kelly Telephone - 01887 830227 Alva Games Saturday 8th July 2006. The Johnston Park Alva. Special Events: Scottish 3200m Cycle Race Championship. British 800m Championship Footrace. Hill Race Championships.Senior & Junior. Usual Events: Running, Cycling, Heavy/Field Events. Youth Running Events, 5 man Tug O War. Solo Piping, Highland Dancing.
Contact: Mrs S McKay 21 Coronation Street, Coaltown Glenrothies, KY7 6HW Tel.(44)1592 771425.Contact Secretary : C Dunbar, 57 Broomridge Road, St Ninians, Stirling, FK7 0DT. Tel: 01786 813523.

Forres Highland Games Saturday 8th July 2006 at 1pm
Grant Park, Forres. Special event: Scottish Senior, Masters and junior Championships 2005. Usual events: Track Events, 10K Road Race, Heavy events, Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Field events, Tug O' War. Secretary: Michael W. Scott. 7 Fleurs Road, Forres. Moray. IV36 1LY michaelwscott@lineone.net Tel Michael 01309 673289.
Arena Convenor Arena Convenor Jim Lawther 29, Drumduan Park Forres.

Stirling Highland Games Sunday 9th July 2006 at 11:30am. Stirling County Rugby Ground, Stirling. Special Events Wrestling inc. 9st 7lb Scottish Champs. Usual Events: Highland Dancing, Heavyweights. Tug o'war, Pipe Band Competition, Solo Piping open and junior. Centre Arena Events, Fun Fair, Stalls etc; Highland Dancing Organiser Anna Bain, John Boswell, Games Convenor, Stirling Highland Games, Tel 08700 550262. email info@stirling-tourism.co.uk
www.stirling-highland-games.co.uk

Balloch Highland Games Saturday 15th July 2006 at 10am
Balloch Castle Country Park. Special Events: Pipe Band Competition. Scottish 80 Metres & British 200 Metres Running Championships. 12st 7lb Scottish Backhold/Cumberland Style British Championship. SGA World Heavyweight Championship. Usual Events: Solo Piping, Highland Dancing. Running, Cycling, Track & Field Events, Tug O War, Heavy Events, Wrestling.
Contact: Andrew Thornton 01389 754 995.

Elgin Highland Games Saturday 15th July 2006 at 12.00pm. Morriston Playing Fields, Elgin. Usual Events: Track and Field events, Heavy Events, 10 Mile Road Race, Solo Piping, Highland Dancing. Pipe band Display, Highland Dancing Display. Contact Marion Allan Tel: 01343 541856 or Freda Chalmers Tel: 01343 549225

Lewis Highland Games Saturday 15th July 2006 at 1pm
Location: Tong Recreation Centre, Tong. Isle of Lewis.
Usual Events: Contact: The Lewis Highland games. Tong Village Hall, Tong, Isle of Lewis Telephone Sue 01851 704671

Lochcarron Highland Games Saturday 15th July 2006 at 11.30am. Attadale Estate, Lochcarron. Special Event: British 56lb Weight over Bar Championship. Local Highland Dancing Display. Usual Events: Heavy Events, Track & Field Events, Tug O War, Hill Race, Five a Side Soccer, Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Childrens Events. Clay Pigeon Shooting. Local Contact: Mrs Maureen Brown, 12 Sage Terrace, Lochcarron IV54 8XQ Tel: 01520 722554.

Morvern Highland Games Saturday 15th July 2006 at 10am. Knock Park, Lochaline, Morvern, Argyll. Events: Air Display, Kite Flying, Model Aircraft. Usual Events: Heavy Events, Field and Track With Ladies Events, Childrens sports, Side Stalls and Beer Tent etc. Mhairi Jackson tel; 01967 421358. Contact: 01967 421665.

Tomintoul Highland Games Saturday 15th July 2006 Public Park, Tomintoul, Near Granton on Spey. Usual Events: Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Heavy & Track Events, Tominabat Hill Race, Childrens Fancy Dress in Evening. Contact: P.E.Grant, Monriack. 18 Main Street, Tomintoul, Tel:(44) 1807 580407.

Barra Island Highland Games Sunday 16th July 2006 start 1pm. Isle of Barra, Western Isles. Events: Games followed by Ceilidh Evening in Castlebay Hall at 9pm.
Contact: Mairi Galbraith, 5 Horve Cottages, Castlebay, Isle of Barra, HS9 5XJ Tel:01871 810436

Stonehaven Highland Games Sunday 16th July 2006
Mineralwell Park, Stonehaven. Grampian. Special Events: Grampian Light Events Championship. Usual Events: Heavy events, Tug O War, Highland Dancing, Solo Piping, Running. Contact: Events Officer, Aberdeenshire Council, Viewmount, Arduthie Road, Stonehaven, Tel: (44) 1569 340234.

Burntisland Highland Games Monday 17th July 2006
Burntisland. Events: Heavy Weight and Cycling Events. Open Foot Race, 90 Metres, 200 Metres 400 Metres, 800 Metres, 1600 Metres, 3200 Metres, Invitation 90 Metres Handicap. Highland Dancing. Special Race: Binn Hill Race, Local. Contact: Secretary, Mrs Isa Duncanson, 13 Duncanson Drive Burntisland, Fife, KY3 9JN. Tel:(44) 1592 873234

Inveraray Highland Games Tuesday 18th July 2006. 10.30am. Castle Grounds, Inveraray. Usual Events: Solo Piping, Highland Dancing Competitions, Local & Open, Cycling, Light/Track and Heavy Events, Wrestling.
Contact: Mrs Margaret Mather, 16 Upper Riochan, Inveraray, Argyll. PH32 8UR. Tel: 01499 302458.

South Uist Highland Games Wednesday 19th July 2006 10.00am. Askernish Machair. Special Events: Wrestling, Tug O' War. Usual Events: Piping, Dancing, Heavy Events, Light Events, Running, Light Field. Contact: Angus McDonald, 340 North Boisdale, South Uist HS8 5TD Tel:01878 700509.

Mull Highland Games Thursday 20th July 2006 at 10.30am. Location: Erray Park, Tobermory, Isle Of Mull. Usual Events: Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Heavy and Light Field Events. Open & Local Contact: Florence Kirsop, Mosshill, Main Street, Tobermory, Mull. PA75 6NU Tel: 01688 302270 Fax: 01688 302232

North Uist Highland Games. Friday 21st July 2006 at 10.00am. Balone Field, North Uist. Usual Events Contact: Paul Wilkie, Tynecastle, Grenitote, North Uist, HS6 5BP Tel: 01876 500239.

Airth Highland Games Saturday 22nd July 2006 at 11am
North Greens Park, Airth. Special Events: BRITISH OPEN PROFESSIONAL HIGHLAND DANCING CHAMPIONSHIPS. Commence 11.30 Usual Events: Running Track/Field and Heavy Events, Cycling Tug O War, Wrestling.
Contact: Alex Detlaff, 36 Paul Drive Airth, Falkirk, FK2 8LA Tel: 01324 831712.

Balquhidder, Lochearnhead & Strathyre Highland Games Saturday 22 July 2006 . The Games Park Lochearnhead 12.30pm-5.30pm (approx) Traditional Highland Gathering with field, track and novelty events. Disabled Access OK
Admission - Adults £5, Concessions £3 (car parking free)
Contact - Angus Cameron Telephone - 01567 830268

Luss Highland Gathering Sunday 23rd July 2006 11.00am. Luss, Alexandria, Loch Lomond. Usual Events: Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, (SOBHD rules), Track/Field and Heavyweights, Hill Race, Tossing the Sheaf, Cycling, Wrestling. Local & Open Events. Contact Secretary: Anne Paterson, 8 Charlotte Street, Dumbarton Tel: 01389 762854. Fax: 01389 730790.

Inverness Highland Games Saturday 22nd to Sunday 23rd of July, 2006 at 12am. Bught Park, Glenurquhart Rd, Inverness. The most spectacular Highland Games in the North of Scotland. Set in beautiful Bught Park ont he banks of the River Ness, the Inverness Games features all the traditional Heavy Events, Highland Dancing, Piping and traditional music. Contact: Mr Gerry Reynolds, Town House, Inverness, IV1 1JJ. Tel: 01463 724262 Fax: 01463 712850

Southend Highland Games Saturday 22nd July 2006 at 6pm. Hotel Park, Southend, by Campbelltown. Usual Events: Track and Field, Heavy Events, Piping.
Contact: Callum Semple, Caliglen, Southend, Campbelltown, PA28 6LW. Tel: 01586 830263.

Taynuilt Highland Games Saturday 22nd July 2006 at 11am. Sports Field, Taynuilt. Events: Running (Men & Women), Heavy Events, Piping, Side Stalls, Tug o' War, Highland Dancing Competition and Novelty events.
Contact: Cathie Reid, 1 Strathview, Taynuilt. tel no. 01866 822436.

Arisaig Highland Games Wednesday 26th July 2006 at 12.30pm. Traigh Farm, Arisaig. Nearest towns: Arisaig, Mallaig. Events: Traditional Highland Games. Highland dancing, Heavy Events, Solo Piping Competitions, Track and Field Events, Games dance at 10pm. Contact: Allan MacDonald Tel: 01687 450 604

Durness Highland Gathering Friday 28th July 2006
Shore Park, Durness, North West Sutherland. Usual Events: Piping, Highland Dancing, Field/Track and Heavy Events, Children's Races. Contact: Mrs Janet Cordiner, 2 Bard Terrace, Durness by Lairg Sutherland. IV27 4PS Tel: 01971 511358

Dufftown Highland Games Saturday 29th July 2006
Mortlach School Sports Field, Dufftown, Grampian. Special Events: Ben Rinnes 5 tops Hill Race, Overseas Visitors Race. Usual Events: Massed Pipe Bands, Track & Field, Heavy Events, Tug O War, Solo Piping, Highland Dancing. Contact: A Brown, Ashville, Church Street, Dufftown, AB55 4AR Tel: 01340 820342. Dance Convener: A Milne, Kildonnan, Lower Cabrach, By Huntly. AB54 4EH Tel: (44) 1466 702266.

Halkirk Highland Games Saturday 29th July 2006 At 1230
Location: Halkirk Nr Thurso, Caithness. Special Event: Piobaireacvhd, Usual Events: Light Field, Heavy Events & Track Events, Cycling, Highland Dancing, Solo Piping, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Tug O War, Novelty & Childern Races. Games Night Dance. Contact: Charlie Millar, Ashleigh, 43 Church Street, Halkirk Tel: 01847 831287.

Kilmore and Kilbride Highland Games Saturday 29th July 2006. Balinoe Field, Kilmore.(5miles South of Oban).
Events: Solo piping, Dancing, Track & Field Events Heavy Events, Tug O'War. Entries on Field. Catering and Trade Stands. Contact Dancing: Avril Nicol, Acha Sia, Clachan, Isle of Seil PA34 4TL. Tel: 01852 300360. Secretary: Sue Pollard, Tigh Ban, Barran, Kilmore, Oban, Argyllshire. PA34 4XR. Tel: 01631 770342.

Lochaber Highland Games Saturday 29th July 2006 at 10.30am.. An Aird, Fort William. Events: Light Field, Heavy Events & Track Events, Cycling, Highland Dancing, Solo Piping. Contact: Colin Strange, 9 Shaw Place, Fort William. Tel 01397 704044.

Strathconon Highland Games Saturday 29th July 2006 at 12 noon. Strathconon. Usual Events: Hill Race, Heavy Events, Clay Pigeon Shoot, Adult and Children's Races, Field Events. A Games which tries to keep a more traditional, non professional feel to the day! It is in the original spirit of Highland Games! Secretary: R. Fotheringham, 5 Achcoran Strathconon, Muir of Ord, Ross-shire, IV6 7QQ Tel: 01997 477263
Convener: William Frazer Tel: 01997 466222

Callander Highland Games Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th July 2006 at 1pm. Callander Games Field. Usual Events: Traditional Highland Games and Strongman Events, pipe bands, Highland Dancing etc Contact: Dan McKirgan, Myrtle Inn, Stirling Road, Callander Tel: 01877 330184 Fax: 01877 330228.

Mallaig and Morar Highland Games Date of Event: Sunday 30th July 2006 at 12 noon. Location: The new Lovat Memorial Field, Morar. Nearest Towns: Mallaig, Fort
William. Airport: Inverness. Events: Piping, Solo Piping, Piobaireachd, March, Strathspey, Highland Dancing (various age groups), Light Field and Junior Athletics,
International Relay Race, Heavy Events, lots of children's events. Contact: Colin Buchanan, 24 Acorn Crescent, Larbert, Stirlingshire. Tel:01324 552841 colinj.buchanan@blueyonder.co.uk

St. Andrews Highland Games Sunday 30th July 2006
North Haugh , St.Andrews. Special Events: European Heavyweight Championship, 1600 Metres Footrace Championship. Usual Events: Highland Dancing, Solo Piping, Cycling, Running, Heavy Events, Field Events.
Contact: Ian Grieve, 54 Crawford Gardens, St. Andrews, Fife. KY16 8XQ Tel: (44) 1334 476305.

Killin Highland Games 03 August 2005 . Breadalbane Park Killin From 11am. Traditional Highland Games including strength events with some of the world's strongest men, piping and dancing competitions, open hill race, trade stands, mini fairground and Chieftains Parade. Disabled Access OK Admission - Adults £5, Senior Citizens & Children £3 Contact - Fiona Stewart Telephone - 01567 820224 The Border Gathering Sunday 10th to the 13th August 2006 at 12pm. Heath Hall, Dumfries and Galloway College.
Events: Heavy Events, Track and Field, Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Border Historical Re-enactment, Border Ballads etc.... Contact: Madam M McKerrell of Hillhouse, Magdalene House, Lochmaben, Dumfries. Tel: 01387 810439

Dornoch Highland Gathering Friday 4th August 2006 at 10:30am. The Meadows Park, Dornoch. Usual Events: Heavy Events, Track and Field events, Cycling, Solo Piping, Highland Dancing. Contact: William Grant, Links House, Kennedy Avenue, Dornoch, Sutherland. Tel 01862 810806.

Aberlour and Strathspey Highland Games Saturday 5th August 2006 at 11:00am. Alice Littler Park, Aberlour.
Events: Heavy events, Light and Field, Tug o' War, Highland Dancing (SOBHD) all ages. Solo Piping, Haggis Hurling (Overseas Visitors Only). Massed Pipe Bands. Childrens Races.Pets Parade. Evening: 6.30pm Fancy Dress & Massed Pipe Bands 10pm Marquee Dance!

Aboyne Highland Games Saturday 5th August 2006 at 10.30am. Aboyne Green, Aboyne. Special Events: Marquee Dance on FRIDAY. Novice events 10.30am. Usual Events: Heavyweights, Hill Race, Tug O War, Light Field Events, Highland Dancing, Solo Piping & Massed Pipe Bands. Contact: James Garioch,28 Duncan Road, Tarland, AB34 4YE - 013398 81209.

Brodick Highland Games Saturday 5th August 2006
Ormidale Park, Brodick, Isle of Arran. Events: Heavy Events, Track and Field, Solo Piping, Highland Dancing,
Contact Secretary: Mr J. Dinwoodie Kilreen Brodick, Isle of Arran, KA27 8AF Tel: 01770 302290.

Dundonald Games Saturday 5th August 2006 at 12pm
Dundonald. Special Events - Pipe Band Contest Open, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4. Highland Dancing Display, Heavy Events Display, Tug-o-war etc. 10Km road Race on Wednesday evening preceding the Games.
Contact info@dundonald-games.org.uk Bill McKinlay, Carrick Cottage, 15 Main Street, Dundonald, Ayrshire. Tel01563 850971, Fax 01563 850660

Inverkeithing Highland Games Saturday 5th August 2006.
Inverkeithing, Fife. Special Events: Scottish 6400 Metres Cycle Championship. Pipe Band & Drum Major Contest, Usual Events: Heavy Events, Cycling, Running, Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Tug O War, Wrestling.
Contact: Jim Aitken, 12 Cobden Court, Crossgates, Fife.KY4 8AU Tel 01383 610717.

Mey Highland Games Saturday 5th August 2006 13.00pm
Location: Queens Park, Mey, Caithness. Heavy Events, Track and Field, Solo Piping, Highland Dancing. Contact: Mr C Simpson, Larquoy, Newton Hill, Wick, Caithness Tel: 01955 603660

Newtonmore Highland Games Saturday 5th August 2006
The Eilan, Newtonmore. Pipe Band Festival, Dancing 12.30, Track & Field 1pm. Traditional heavy Events 12 noon, Piping 11.30am, Craig Dhu Hill Race 3.15pm, Games Official Opening 1pm, Codonas Shows, Display by Spartans Gynmastic Club. Trade Stall & Beer Tent, Major Sponsor Dalwhinnie Distillery, A Great Day Out for All the Family, Admission £4, OAP's £2, Children £1, Cars £1.
Usual Events: Track and Field, Heavy Events, Hill race. Contact: Mr T Robertson, Knockmalloch, Station Road, Newtonmore 01540 673348.

North Berwick Highland Games Saturday 5th August 2006 at 10.30am. Recreation Park, North Berwick. Events: Scottish Amateur Heavy Championships 2001, Piping Competition. Highland Dancing. Heavy Events, Track and Field Events. Contact: Mr John Starr, Manis Cottage, North Berwick, East Lothian, EH39 4EE Tel 01620 890333

Bridge Of Allan Highland Games Sunday 6th August 2006
Games Park, Bridge of Allan. Special Events: Central Scottish Tug O' War Championship, Scottish National Ladies Tug O' War Championship, Scottish Wrestling Championship (13st 7lb), Scottish Cycling Grass Track Championship, Heavyweight Championships, Pipe Band Contest: Grades I, II, III, IV. Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Track and Field events. Heavy events, Cycling, Wrestling, Half Marathon. Contact Secretary: Richard McMahon. 35 Roman Way Dunblane SK15 9DJ. Tel:01786 822615 or 01786 833120

Montrose Highland Games Sunday 6th August 2006 Dancing and Local 10 am Open 12 pm. East Links, Montrose. Special Events: World Caber Championship 2005, Tug O War Championships. Clydesdale Horses, Solo Piping Piobaireachd Supreme Championship. Dog Show. Usual Events: Solo Piping. Highland Dancing, Running, Cycling, Heavyweights.

Skye Highland Games Wednesday 9th August 2006 at 9.45am. The Games Field Portree, Isle of Skye. Special Event: Three day Piping Competition starting on the 2nd August. Usual Events: Track & Field, Heavyweights Highland dancing, Piping competition, Hill race. Tug O' War, Fun races. The Isle of Skye Pipe Band will be in attendance Contact: Allan Stewart, 8 Wentworth Street Portree, Isle of Skye. IV51 9EJ Tel: 01478 612540. Fax: 01478 613435.

Ballater Highland Games Thursday 10th August 2006.
Monaltrie Park, Ballater, Aberdeenshire. Special Events: Piping Championship (Piobaireachd) Piping for Under 17's. Full Programme: Heavy, Light & Athletic Events. Tug O War, Hill Race, Highland Dancing, Solo Piping. Contact: Edward Anderson, P.O. Box 2, Ballater, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5RZ Tel: 01339 755771

Tain Highland Gathering Thursday 10th August 2006 at 10am. Glenmorangie Field (By Route A9) At Tain on Route A9 (East coast ) Ross-shire. Special Events: British Championship Medals For Light & Heavy Hammers, Solo Piping Senior & Junior (Open), Highland Dancing All Categories, Open Light Field & Light Track. Heavy Events Including Caber. Hill Race. Tug-O-War, Cycling & Children's events. Contact: Fiona Sutherland, Secretary, 1A Stafford Street, Tain, Ross-shire. Tel: 01862 893067 Fax: 01862 892883. Secretary: Fiona Sutherland, 2 Robertson Drive, Alness Telephone 01349 884149

Assynt Highland Gathering Friday 11th August 2006
Culag Park, Lochinver, Sutherland. Special Events: North of Scotland Trout & Salmon Fly Casting Championships, Craft & Flower Show! Assynt Pipe Band & Dancers. Events: Highland Dancing, Solo Piping, Field and Track Events, Heavyweights, Tug O War, Hill Race.
Contact: Angus McEwan, 8 Inverkirkaig, Lochinver, Sutherland, IV27 4LR. Tel: 01571 844647

Abernethy Highland Games Saturday 12th August 2006
Playing Fields, Nethybridge. Events: Heavy Event, Piping Competition, Track Events, Highland dancing, Spectacular March onto the field of over 100 pipers in the grand massed bands display, followed by members of the Clan Grant Society who travel from all round the world for their annual gathering, Codona's Sideshows, trade stalls and a full catering and refreshment service add to the attractions. Spectators can make a full day out by travelling from Aviemore or Boat of Garten on the Strathspey Railway's steam trains to Broomhill where a free bus service takes passengers to Nethybridge. Events start at 10.30am. with the official opening at 1.15
pm following the entrance of the massed pipe bands and parade by the Clan Grant . Car Parking is free.
Contact: 01479 821492.

Atholl and Breadalbane Show and Highland Gathering Saturday 12th August 2006. Victoria Park Aberfeldy. From 9.30am. An annual event featuring horse and pony classes, cattle, sheep and Clydesdale horses, heavy weight events, highland dancing, piping and much more.
Disabled Access OK. Admission - £5 Contact - John Robertson Telephone - 01796 482376

Glenfinnan Highland Games Saturday 12th August 2006. at 11.30am. Glenfinnan. Events: A uniquely traditional Highland Gathering set in the internationally famous setting - where the Jacobite standard was raised in 1745. Contact: R Mackellaig, The Colt House, Glenfinnan, PH37 4LT. Tel: 01397 722234

Strathpeffer Highland Gathering Saturday 12th August 2006. Castle Leod, Strathpeffer, Nr Dingwall Ross-shire.
Events: Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Running, Field Events, Heavy events, Tug O War, Cycling, Piping Competition. 3 Pipe Bands Contact: G.R.Spark, Glenesk, Strathpeffer, IV14 9AT, Tel: 01997 421348.

Cortachy Highland Games Sunday 13th August 2006.
Games Field, Cortachy Castle Grounds. Events: Piping Events; Highland Dancing; Field Events - Local and Open, Horticultural Competitions - Flowers, Vegatables & Fruit; Industrial Section; Children's Section; Carved Stick Competition; Photographic Competition and Dog Show.
Contact: Susan Dyce, Airlie Estate Office, Cortachy, By KIRRIEMUIR, Angus, 01575 540222 or fax 01575 540400

Perth Highland Games Sunday 13th August 2006 . South Inch Perth. 12.30pm-5.30pm. Traditional Higland Games featuring running, cycling, highland dancing, solo piping and pipe band contest, tug o' war and heavy events.
Disabled Access OK. Admission - Adults £6, Concessions £3 Categories Contact - Andrew Rettie Telephone - 01738 627782

Glenisla Highland Games 2006 . Haugh Field Glenisla Games start at 12 noon. 135th Highland Games set on the banks of the River Isla. Very friendly traditional games with piping, dancing, heavy events, children's races and the Mount Blair Hill Race. Disabled Access OK. Admission - Free Contact - Lorna Davidson Telephone - 01575 582349

Bute Highland Games Saturday 19th August 2006.
Rothesay, Isle of Bute. Events: Local Events, Open Events Light Field, Heavy Events, Backhold Wrestling, International Highland Dancing Competition, Pipe Band & Drum Major Contests. Contact: Rothesay Tourist Information. 01700 502151

Kinloch Rannoch Highland Games 19th August 2006.
Wellerpooley Park Kinloch Rannoch. Games commence at 2pm. A host of family attractions including heavy events, piping, dancing, children's races, track and field, hill race, stalls and local "North v South" tug o war. Dancing commences at 1.30pm. Teas and bbq from 12 noon. Dance in village hall from 9pm. Part of the Festival of Rannoch. Disabled Access OK. Admission - Adults £3 (Concessions & Cars £1) Contact - Dr Jim Dreghorn Telephone - 01882 632257

Helmsdale Highland Games Saturday 19th August 2006 at 10.00am. Couper Park, Helmsdale. Special Events: Scottish Hill Race Championship. Other Events: Heavy ,Light & Track also Cycling. Highland Dancing, Solo Piping, Fly Casting, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Tug O' War, Novelty & Children's Races. Games Secretary - Alastair Leitch: Tel/Fax 01431-821679

Nairn Highland Games Saturday 19th August 2006.
The Links, Nairn. Usual Events: Piping competition, Junior Piping Comp. Highland Dancing, Athletics and Heavy Events, Tug o' War. Contact: Eleanor Somerville, 4a Grant Street, Nairn, IV12 4NN Tel:01667 458506

Caithness Highland Gathering Sunday 13th August 2006
John O'Groats Hotel Field, Caithness. Usual Events: Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Heavy & Field/Foot Racing, 112 Stone Tug O War, Cycling, Childrens Races. Contact: C Simpson, Larquoy, Newton Hill, Wick Tel: 01955 603660 or 01847 841268

Crieff Highland Games 20th August 2006 . Market Park Crieff. 10.30am-5.30pm. Who will it be this year to follow in the footsteps of past Chieftains Fred Macaulay, Ewan McGregor and Elaine C. Smith? Traditional Highland Games including cycling, running, solo-piping, highland dancing, pipe bands, tug-o-war and heavyweight events.
Disabled Access OK Admission - Adults £6, Concessions £3 Categories Contact - Andrew Rettie Telephone - 01738 627782

Oban Highland Gathering Thursday 24th August 2006 at 10.00. Mossfield Park, Oban. Featuring: Wednesday 24th - Piping Competition, incl. Highland Society of London's Gold Medal and the Argyllshire Gathering Silver Medal Thursday 25th - Open Piping & Dancing, Athletics, Track and Field, Hill Race, Tug O War, Fun Races, Visitors Races, Childrens Events and Shinty (Like wild hockey).
Contact: Pauline MacKeirnan, Lyndon, Lonan Drive, Oban, Argyll PA34 4NN Tel: 01631 562671.

Glenurquhart Highland Gathering Saturday 26th August 2006 at 13.30pm. Westfield, Drumnadrochit, on Loch Ness. Events: All Heavy Events, Tug o' War, Highland Dancing, Achomy Hill Race, Track and Field, Pipe Band, Fun-Fair - Trade Stands. Contact: Mrs M. Girvan The Grange, Corrimony, Glenurquhart. IV63 6TW Tel/ 01456476367.

Invergordon Highland Gathering Saturday 26th August 2006 at 13.00pm. Academy Playing Fields, Invergordon.
Events. Solo Piping, Highland Dancing. Usual Athletic and Field Events. Contact: Alison Stewart, 20 Moss Road Tain Ross-shire. Tel: 01862 893952.

Lonach Highland Gathering Saturday 26th August 2006
Bellabeg Park, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire. Events: March of The Lonach Clansmen, Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Field and Track and Heavy events. Contact: Mr George Thomson, Railway Cottage, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, AB36 8UL, Tel 019756 51297 enquiries@lonach.info

Strathardle Show , Highland Gathering & Games 26 August 2006. Bannerfield Kirkmichael. 11am-5.30pm (approx)
Visitors are always welcome at this traditional Highland Games. Also includes an Agricultural Show with some of Perthshire's best cattle and sheep on display.
Disabled Access OK. Admission - Adults £4, Children/OAPs £2 & Family (2+2) £10 Categories Contact - Barry Davys Telephone - 0778 670 5594

Cowal Highland Gathering Thursday, 24th, Friday 25th and Saturday 26th August 2006 at 8.30am. Dunoon Sports Stadium Nearest Towns: Dunoon, Ferry from Gourock. Airport: Glasgow. Events: Local Events, School Atletics, Open Events Light Field, Heavy Events, Backhold Wrestling, International Highland Dancing Competition, Solo Piping, Pipe Band & Drum Major Contest mailto:info@cowalgathering.com

Birnam Highland Games Saturday 26 August 2006 . Recreation Park Dunkeld. Gates Open from 11am. Traditional Highland Games with running events, cycling and heavy events. Don't miss the Scottish 800m footrace championship and the World Haggis Eating Championship. Disabled Access OK. Admission - To be confirmed Contact - Mr Shilliday Telephone - 01350 727643 Grantown-On-Spey Highland Games Sunday 27th August 2006. Heithfield Park, Grantown-on-Spey. Special Event: 56lb Weight for Distance Championship, Usual Events: Highland Dancing, Solo Piping, Open Tug O War, Running, Cycling, Field and Heavy Events, Mass Pipe Bands.
Contact: Mrs E Watt, 32 Kylintra Crescent, Granton-on-Spey.Tel: 01479 873237.

The Braemar Gathering Saturday 2nd September 2006.
Braemar. Special Event: Queens Visit Plus other members of The Royal Household. 80 metres British Championship. Pre-entry required for Piping, Dancing, Track & Hill race. Mass Band Display. Usual Events: Highland Dancing, Solo Piping. Light and Heavy events. Tug O War. Seating: Prices From £6 To £20. Contact: Mr W Meston, Coilcriech, Ballater Tel: 01339 755377 mailto:info@braemargathering.org

Blairgowrie Highland Games September 3rd 2006 . Bogles Field Blairgowrie. From 11am. Traditional Highland Games with heavy events, running - including the 4 mile hill race, tug o war, piping, highland dancing, and craft and trade stands. Disabled Access OK. Admission - Adults £5, Concessions £3 Contact - Christine Findlay Telephone - 01250 870028

Pitlochry Highland Games SaturdaySeptember 9th 2006 .
Recreation Park Pitlochry. 10am-5.15pm. Traditional Highland Games with dancing, heavy events, tug o' war, cycling, running and piping. Includes many interesting trade and charity stalls together with a fun area for the children. The highlight of the day will be the Massed Pipe Bands Finale. Disabled Access OK Admission - Adults £5 Categories Contact - Sandy Wilson Telephone - 01796 473636

Peebles Highland Games Sunday 10th September 2006 at 11am. Hay Lodge Park, Peebles. Events: Highland Games, Pipe Band Comp, Highland Dancing, Heavy Events, Tug o War, Stalls. Contact: Mr K J MacPherson, 11 Young Street, Peebles, EH45 8JX Tel: 01721 722129

Invercharron Highland Games Saturday 16th September 2006. Balblair Farm, Bonar Bridge. Nearest Town :Bonar Bridge, Lairg,and Inverness. Airport: Dalcross, Inverness (44 Miles) Links to Major Airports. Events: Caber, Shot Putt, Hammer, Tug-O-War, Solo Piping Senior & Junior (Open) Highland Dancing, Light Field & Track, Cycling. Heavy Events, Hill Race. Contact: Ian Glennie Combined Secretary Tresurer. Tel: 01863 Dancing Convener: Mrs Munro, Ben Reay, Ardgay, Sutherland. Scotland. Telephone 01863 766275

Glenfiddich Piping Championship Saturday 28th October 2006 . Blair Castle Blair Atholl 11am. Annual International Solo Piping Championship featuring 10 of the world's finest pipers. Disabled Access OK. Admission - £8 Categories Contact - Mrs Liz Maxwell Telephone - 01698 573536

Glenfiddich Fiddling Championship Sunday 29th October 2006 . Blair Castle Blair Atholl. 2pm. Annual Solo Fiddling Championship featuring 8 of the countries finest musicians. Disabled Access OK. Admission - £5
Contact - Mrs Liz Maxwell Telephone - 01698 573536
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