Perth Highland Games

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 as 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.

2017 Perth Highland Games

It is with much regret that we announce the cancellation of this year’s Perth Highland Games. Unfortunately, the Lesser South Inch (where we were due to have the Games) is completely out of commission, and due to a lack of a suitable alternative venue, the difficult decision was made to cancel, following a site visit by the Games Committee.

We hope to see you all next year for the 2018 games, and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

All competition winners will be able to use their tickets for next year’s Games.

Eventbrite customers will be refunded.

Stallholders etc will be contacted as soon as possible.


About the 2016 Games

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 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.

View the results of the 2016 Games competition


There is free parking available on a Sunday within walking distance of the Games field.

View a map and guide to parking in Perth


Admission charges 
Children & Senior Citizens
(under 5's free)

We were very grateful to the main sponsors of the 2016 Games:
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