Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the Perth Highland Games being held?

Perth Highland Games 2019 will be held at Scone Palace, just outside Perth, on Sunday 11th 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; 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 on Eventbrite or come along and pay at the gate on the day.

Is there car parking on site?

Yes, there is plenty of car parking at Scone Palace. There will be a small parking charge of £2 per vehicle.

Is there disabled parking?

Yes, there is a dedicated disabled parking area and access, but please be aware 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.

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, pipe band competitions and track events including running and cycling. There are also trade stands selling a wide variety of goods.

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 including burgers and bacon rolls, fish & chips, street food, pizza, smokies, baked potatoes, doughnuts 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. Check out our accommodation listings, have a look at http://www.scottishaccommodationindex.com/perth.php, or check out http://www.visitscotland.com/accommodation/ 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.

How do I get to Scone Palace?

Scone Palace is situated just outside Perth.

Road

From Dundee, Edinburgh or Glasgow, follow the signs for the ‘A93 Braemar’. Scone Palace is two miles north of Perth on the A93.

Air

Scone Palace is a 40-minute drive from Edinburgh International Airport. Follow the signs for Perth (M90) then take signs for Scone Palace. The smaller airport of Dundee is 22 miles away and Scone Airport, which has facilities for light aircraft, is ten minutes away.

Cycle

Scone Palace has racking available for the storage of cycles. For information on cycle routes in Perthshire please visit Perth & Kinross Council’s website. For information on cycle hire please visit Scottish Cycling Holidays. Please download more information on Scotland’s National Cycle Network.


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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 our Facebook page so check regularly for up-to-date news.

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