Highland Games & Clan Gatherings


Tomintoul Highland Games Pipe Band

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.


Scottish Highland Dancing

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

Contact us if you would like more information on Email: info@ardconnelhouse.co.uk – we’d be happy to help.