Highland Games in Scotland

Highland Games

Undoubtedly one of the most iconic dates in the Scottish Cultural Calendar, the historic Highland Games have been tracked back as far as 2000BC

Holding their own amongst bagpipes and whisky, Highland Games are a selection of fiercely contested events providing an opportunity for local athletes to demonstrate their skills and strengths in a range of competitive events. Aside from the highly-fuelled action, the games take place in one of the most beautiful parts of the world, offering the chance to experience both the rich heritage and incredible landscapes.

The Highland Games calendar kicks off in May with interesting events occurring until late September. From the Caber Toss to Hammer Throwing, Stone Put to Tug O’War and everything in between there is much to enjoy, usually accompanied by the sound of traditional Scottish bagpipes. Truly a cultural experience, there is no better way to take in what it means to be Scottish. Join us at one of our four luxury holiday parks and experience

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Braidhaugh Holiday Park, Perthshire

Stay with us at peaceful Braidhaugh to experience the Crieff Highland Gathering in August. Widely referred to as ‘Scotland’s Premier Highland Games’, visitors in the past have included

Royalty with the event firmly placed at the forefront of new and modern ideas. With a new Chieftain announced, a host of competitions, acrobatic attractions, a tasty selection of local food, bagpipe performances and Highland dancing to name a few, the event is set to be better than ever!

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Loch Tay Highland Lodges &
Cruachan Farm Holiday Park

Set in the heart of the astounding Scottish Highlands, both Loch Tay and Cruachan are the ideal choices to base yourself at if you’re coming to see the Highland Games. Nearby Killin serves as the focal point in the special Clan Macnab Homecoming Gathering, which will take place between July and August. Take part in the history tours or experience the games parade, dinner and ceilidh, all part of the celebrations. Slightly further afield, the Kenmore Highland Games are a great family event held in July. There’s plenty to wow and impress here, with an incredible atmosphere to enjoy, too. And definitely not one to miss, the Balquhidder, Lochearnhead and Strathyre Highland Games will this year include a Battle of Britain memorial flight where visitors can admire the iconic Lancaster bomber, Hurrican and Spitfires as they make three flyovers.

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Sauchope Links, Crail &
Letham Feus Holiday Park

The Highland Games take place across Scotland, with the coastal town of St Andrews being no exception. These games are newbies to the scene, and this will be their 38th year, having first been established in 1984. Today, they hold a place as one of the top Highland Games in Fife, if not in Scotland and are well worth experiencing. With running, cycling, highland dancing, heavy weights, tug o’war and solo piping on offer, the St Andrews Highland Games are a fantastic way to learn more about the heritage of the Celtic people.

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From the mountains to the coast, be it late spring, summer or balmy early autumn, a visit to experience the Highland Games is an absolute must.

Each of our holiday parks are perfectly placed for day trips to numerous Highland Games gatherings. We look forward to welcoming you to this feast of cultural senses.

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