Highland Games

  • Highland Games
October 22, 2013
Posted by seafieldlodge

Highland Games

Grantown-on-Spey is a busy Highland town and has many annual events. Below is a full Highland Games calendar that can be enjoyed throughout the region, with such sport as the Highland Hammer Throwing and Tossing the Caber!

GRANTOWN-ON-SPEY HIGHLAND GAMES

Event Date: tbc
Location: Heithfield Park, Grantown-on-Spey. Nearest Town: Grantown-on-Spey, Airport: Inverness, Links to London.
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, Grantown-on-Spey. Tel: 01479 873237.

GLENGARRY HIGHLAND GAMES

Event Date: tbc
Location: Shinty Park, Invergarry. Nearest Towns: Glengarry. Airport: Inverness.
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

KENMORE HIGHLAND GAMES
Event Date: tbc
Location: Nearest Towns: Aberfeldy, Pitlochry. Airport: Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen.
Contact Mrs A Garnett, MacBeth Cottage, Kirkton, Fortingall, by Aberfeldy, PH15 2LL Phone: 01887 830 468

FORRES HIGHLAND GAMES

Event Date: tbc
Location: Grant Park, Forres, Grampian. Nearest Towns: Forres, Inverness, Elgin.Airport: Inverness.
Special event: Pipe Band competition (Not Graded) Usual events: Heavy events, Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Field events, Tug O’ War.
Secretary: Michael W. Scott. 7 Fleurs Road, Forres. Moray. Grampian Arena Convener Dave Harris, 17 Drumduan Road, Forres Moray Grampian. Tel: 01309 673289. michaelwscott@lineone.net

GLEN MORAY ELGIN HIGHLAND GAMES

Event Date: tbc
Location: Morriston Playing Fields, Elgin. Nearest Town: Elgin, Forres, Nairn, Inverness. Airport: Inverness links to London
Special Events: Junior Heavyweight Championships. Usual Events: Track and Field events, Heavy Events, 10 Mile Road Race, Solo Piping, Highland Dancing. Pipe band Display, Highland Dancing Display, contacts Marion Allan Tel Elgin 01343 541856 or Freda Chalmers Elgin 01343 549225 email fredachalmers@aol.com

TOMINTOUL HIGHLAND GAMES

Event Date: tbc
Location: Public Park, Tomintoul, Near Grantown – on – Spey, on Route A939. Nearest Town: Tomintoul, Grantown – on – Spey. Airport: Inverness.
Usual Events: Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Heavy & Track Events, Tominabat Hill Race, Children’s Fancy Dress in Evening.
Contact: P.E.Grant, Monriack. 18 Main Street, Tomintoul, Tel: (44) 1807 580407.

INVERNESS HIGHLAND GAMES

Event Date: tbc
Location: Bught Park, Glenurquhart Rd, Inverness. Nearest Town: Inverness. Airport: Inverness.
The most spectacular Highland Games in the North of Scotland. Set in beautiful Bught Park on the 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 gerry.reynolds@highland.gov.uk

DUFFTOWN HIGHLAND GAMES

Event Date: tbc
Location: Mortlach School Sports Field, Dufftown, Grampian. Nearest Town: Dufftown, Elgin, Huntly. Airport: Inverness & Dyce Aberdeen. 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.

AVIEMORE HIGHLAND GAMES

Event Date: tbc
Location: Rothiemurchus Estatate, Aviemore. Airport: Inverness.
Usual Events: Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Heavy & Track Events

ABERLOUR STRATHSPEY HIGHLAND GAMES

Event Date: tbc
Location: Alice Littler Park, Aberlour. Nearest Towns: Aberlour, Elgin, Aviemore, Grantown-on-Spey. Airport: Inverness.
Events: Heavy events, Light and Field, Tug O’ War, Highland Dancing (SOBHD) all ages. Solo Piping, Haggis Hurling (Overseas Visitors Only). Massed Pipe Bands. Children’s Races. Pets Parade. Evening: 6.30pm Fancy Dress & Massed Pipe Bands 10pm Marquee Dance!
Contact: Robin McBain, Rona Cottage, Allachy Terrace, Aberlour. Tel:01340 871307 robin@allachy.freeserve.co.uk

NEWTONMORE HIGHLAND GAMES

Event Date: tbc
Location: The Eilan, Newtonmore. Nearest Towns: Newtonmore, Kingussie. Airport: Inverness, Aberdeen.
Usual Events: Track and Field, Heavy Events, Hill race. Contact: 01540 673348.

ABERNETHY HIGHLAND GAMES

Event Date: tbc
Location: Playing Fields, Nethybridge. Nearest Towns: Aviemore, Grantown-on-Spey. Airport: Inverness.
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. Sideshows, Stalls and Catering Tents also add to the attractions. Spectators can make a full day out by joining any of the three steam trains which leave Aviemore for Boat-of-Garten, where a connecting 1950′s vintage bus stops not only at the R.S.P.B. osprey hide but also runs through to Nethybridge for the games. Events start at 11am with the official opening at 1.30 pm followed by the entrance of the massed pipe bands and parade by the Clan Grant and the athletes. Car Parking is free.
Contact: 01479 821091.
Email: n.sutherland@hient.co.uk
web www.nethybridge.com/highlandgames.htm

NAIRN HIGHLAND GAMES

Event Date: tbc
Location: The Links, Nairn. Nearest Town: Nairn, Forres, Inverness. Airport: Inverness
Features: Linked with Moscow Highland Games
Usual Events: Piping Competition, Junior Piping Competition, Highland Dancing, Athletics and Heavy Events, Tug O’ War.
Contact: Eleanor Somerville, 4a Grant Street, Nairn, IV12 4NN Tel:01667 458506 e.somerville@highland.gov.uk

 

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