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Visiting the Perth Highland Games 2019 – FAQ

Visiting the Perth Highland Games 2019 – FAQ

Photo of shot put competitor at Perth Highland Games 2018

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE GAMES HAVE UNFORTUNATELY BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO EXCESSIVE WATER RETENTION ON THE GROUNDS

SUNDAY 11th AUGUST 2019

Perth Highland Games is one of the most popular events in the Scottish 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 and the very popular pipe band contest with large numbers of overseas bands often taking part.

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GETTING TO PERTH HIGHLAND GAMES

BY BUS


This year we are delighted to have STAGECOACH providing a completely FREE shuttle bus service between Mill Street in Perth City and Centre and Scone Palace Parklands.

This hop on / hop off service will run from 9am until the end of the games (currently estimated at around 6pm) with a massed pipe band display.

BY CAR


There is ample parking at the Perth Highland Games with a nominal charge of just £2 per car. Be aware that there may be a small walk between the car and the event village. Please note there is no overnight camping or parking of motorhomes allowed.

There is a disabled parking area and access, but please note that the parking is on a grassy field which can be uneven in places, and/or muddy if there has been prolonged wet weather. We always do our best to make Perth Highland Games as accessible as possible, but if you have any concerns please contact us.

ENTRY COSTS

How much does it cost to get into Perth Highland Games?
Admission for adults is £8; for children aged 5-12 and senior citizens it’s £4; and for children aged 0-4 it’s free.

Where can I buy tickets for Perth Highland Games?
You can buy tickets at the gate on the day.

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.

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WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT AT THE GAMES?

What happens at Perth Highland Games?
All the traditional events – Highland dancing, heavyweight events such as throwing the hammer and tossing the caber, pipe band competitions and track events including running and cycling. There are also trade stands selling a wide variety of goods.

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.

Are there eating facilities?
Yes – there is a beer tent where you can buy light meals and drinks, as well as many stands and vans selling a range of food.

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