Frequently Asked Questions
Where are the Perth Highland Games being held?
The 2024 games are on the 11th of August 2024 and likely to be held at the Lesser South Inch, Perth (TBC)
much does it cost to get into Perth Highland Games?
Please check our ticket page for information on ticket prices.
Where can I buy tickets for Perth Highland Games?
Please check our ticket page for information on ticket prices, or simply pop along on the day and buy them at the gate.
Is there car parking on site?
There is no parking within the event site, but there are lots of spaces around the Lesser South Inch controlled by the local council. Please see this page for parking information (Perth Council Parking website)
Is there disabled parking?
The Games will be held at the Lesser South Inch this year which will not include parking which we control. However, there is a council-owned car park next to the site and plenty of on-street car parking around the park.
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 (not every year, sadly) and track events including running and cycling. There are also trade stands selling a wide variety of goods. It’s a great day out!
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 things like burgers and bacon rolls, fish & chips, street food, pizza, smokies, baked potatoes, doughnuts and coffee. This list will differ every year.
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.
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.
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.