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:
Atholl Gathering – Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 May 2019
Tomintoul Games – Saturday 20 July 2019
Newtonmore Highland Games – Saturday 3 August 2019
Ballater Highland Games – Thursday 8 August 2019
Clan Grant Abernethy Highland Games (first held in 1880) – Saturday 10 August 2019
Lonach Gathering – Saturday 24 August 2019
Grantown-on-Spey Highland Games – Sunday 25 August 2019
The Braemar Gathering – Saturday 7 September 2019
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