Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the Perth Highland Games being held?

Perth Highland Games 2017 will be held on the South Inch, Perth, on Sunday 13th August. Events at the Perth Games start at 10.00am; gates are open from 09.00am.

How much does it cost to get into Perth Highland Games?

Admission for adults is £8 and for children/senior citizens £4

Is there car parking on site?

There will be some public parking permitted on the South Inch this year. Parking is also free in Council-run car parks on a Sunday.

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If I leave the event, can I come back in without paying again?

Yes – as long as you have had your hand stamped to show that you have already paid your entry fee.

What happens at Perth Highland Games?

All the traditional events – Highland Dancing, heavyweight events such as throwing the hammer and tossing the caber, solo piping, pipe band competitions and track events including running and cycling. There are also rides and amusements for children and trade stands selling a wide variety of goods.

Are there eating facilities?

Yes – there is a catering and beer tent where you can buy light meals and drinks. There will also be stands and vans selling a range of fast food including burgers and bacon rolls, fish & chips, pizza, smokies, baked potatoes, do’nuts and coffee.

Can we bring a barbeque?

I’m afraid not – BBQs are not permitted.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, as long as you keep your dog on a leash and under control. If your dog causes any problems, you will be asked to leave immediately.

Should I bring my own chair to sit on?

Yes, please do bring your own chair or rug to sit on. There is no seating provided.

I’d like to come to Perth Highland Games but don’t live locally. Where can I stay?

Perth and Perthshire have a wide variety of accommodation types including hotels, guest houses, bed & breakfasts and caravan/camping sites.  Have a look at or and search under “Perthshire”.

How do I get to Perth?

Perth is situated centrally in Scotland and can be easily reached by car using the motorway system or by rail or bus. Both rail and bus stations are under a 5-minute walk from the South Inch.

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What happens if the weather is bad?

While we always hope for a sunny day in August we have to be practical and accept that nothing can be taken for granted in Scotland where the weather is concerned. There may be warm sunshine or showers, chilly winds or more prolonged rain (sometimes all on the same day!) so it’s best to come prepared – sturdy footwear is recommended as is adaptable clothing. If there is very bad weather the ground may become waterlogged and the Games may have to be cancelled. The Committee does not take that decision lightly but if it does become necessary we try to decide as early as possible to help everyone – competitors, traders and visitors alike. Any such decision would be publicised and announced on this website so check regularly for up-to-date news.

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