What’s on at Perth Highland Games

You can see all the traditional Highland events at Perth Highland Games. There are heavyweight events such as throwing the weight and tossing the caber, highland dancing, bagpipe competitions for pipe bands, plus track events including running and cycling.

There are also trade stands selling a wide variety of food, drinks and goods.

Outline Programme for Perth Games

(All timings are approximate)
09:00   Gates open
10:00   Start of confined Heavyweight events; Highland Dancing (beginners & intermediates)
10:30   Pipe Bands
12:30   Start of track events
13:00   Chieftain’s 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
17:45   Close

About other Highland Games in Scotland

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.


What’s on in Scotland

For information on attractions, activities and events across Scotland, check out the Visit Scotland website.

For all the latest news, events and information about what’s happening in Perth and Perthshire, visit the Perth City Centre website.