What’s on at the 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.

2023 was a bumper event featuring…

  • NPipe bands from around the world
  • NDougie MaClean as Chieftain
  • NScottish Knight League battling it out in suits of armour
  • NHighland Dancing Competitions
  • NHeavyweight competitions including the famous caber toss
  • NAn array of food and drink stalls
  • NTrack events, including the 90m Scottish Sprint, 1000m Scottish Cycle
  • NThe British Championship 22lb Hammer Throw Competition
  • NA great day out for the whole family!

Outline Programme for Perth Games

(All timings are approximate)

09:00  Gates open

09:30  Junior Heavyweight Competition

10:30  Start of confined Heavyweight events; Highland Dancing (beginners & intermediates)

12:30  Start of track events

13:00  Chieftain’s welcome

13:30  Start of open Heavyweight events, Highland Dancing (Premier classes)

17:00  Pipe bands closing performance 

17:45  Close



  • Highland Dancing
  • Food and drink stalls
  • Trade stands
  • Heavyweight Competitions
  • Track events