You can see all the traditional Highland events at the Perth Games. There are heavyweight events such as throwing the weight and tossing the caber, highland dancing, bagpipe competitions for solo pipers and pipe bands, plus track events including running and cycling. There are also rides and amusements for children and trade stands selling a wide variety of food, drinks and goods.
Outline Programme for Perth Games (timings are approximate)
09.00 Gates open
10.00 Start of confined Heavyweight events, Junior & Senior solo piping; Highland Dancing (beginners & intermediates); trade stands open
10.30 Pipe Bands
12.30 Start of track events
13.00 Chieftains’ welcome
13.30 Start of open Heavyweight events, Highland Dancing (Premier classes), Tug-O-War
14.00 Drum Majors
15.30 Pipe Bands
17.00 Massed Pipe Bands and presentation of Pipe Band trophies
Perth’s annual Highland Games take place in August, but many towns, villages and cities across Scotland also host their own Games, so you can find a Highland Games somewhere in Scotland most weeks from mid May until late September.
A full list of events can be found on the Scottish Highland Games Association website.
For information on attractions, activities and events across Scotland go to http://www.visitscotland.com/
To learn more about what’s on in Perth and Perthshire go to http://www.visitscotland.com/destinations-maps/perthshire/