Perth Highland Games is one of the most popular events in the Highland Games calendar, which runs from May to mid-September each year.
The Games include traditional heavyweight events such throwing weights and hammers and tossing the caber. In addition, there is Highland dancing, foot- and cycle races, solo piping and the very popular pipe band contest with large numbers of overseas bands often taking part.
A wide range of trade and craft stands will cater for your shopping and catering needs and there’s a fairground amusements area for children of all ages.
The 2016 Perth Highland Games were held on the North Inch in Perth on Sunday 14 August. The Games Chieftain was Stuart Cassells, General Manager of the Famous Grouse Experience and founder of the ‘bagrock’ band the Red Hot Chilli Pipers. Provost Liz Grant of Perth & Kinross Council was Patron of the Games.
The weather was good and the many spectators who came along enjoyed a full day’s programme of athletics, solo piping and highland dancing competitions, as well as performances by four pipe bands and demonstrations of dog agility courtesy of Kairyn’s Canine Capers.
The 2017 Games will be held on Sunday 13th August. We’ll bring you more information as soon as we have it.
There is free parking available on a Sunday within walking distance of the Games field; a map and guide to parking in Perth can be found on the Council’s website here.
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(under 5's free)