Some of the most famous Highland Games in Scotland take place in the Cairngorms National Park including the Clan Grant Gathering at Abernethy just 10 minutes drive from Grantown-on-Spey and the Braemar Gathering attended by the Royal Family just an hour’s drive away. Historically Highland Games is where Clans compete in sporting events and some say the games originated as a clan chieftain’s way of choosing the best bodyguards and fittest fighters. Most Highland Games include Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Heavy & Track Events, Tug O War, Children’s Races & Mass Pipe Bands and all are a great family day out.
Highland Games held near to Grantown-on-Spey include:
Tomintoul Games – Saturday 15 July 2017
Newtonmore Highland Games – Saturday 5 August 2017
Ballater Highland Games – Thursday 10 August 2017
Clan Grant Abernethy Highland Games (first held in 1880) – Saturday 12 August 2017
Lonach Gathering – Saturday 26 August 2017
Grantown-on-Spey Highland Games – Sunday 27 August 2017
The Braemar Gathering – Saturday 2nd September 2017
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