Abernethy Highland Games

The Abernethy Highland Games – known as the “Friendly Games” are held on the Games Field in the centre of Nethy Bridge in the Highlands of Scotland on the second Saturday of August every year.

Next Games : 11th August 2018


Parent and Child - Three Legged Race

Parent and Child – Three Legged Race

Opening action kicks off with the Childrens’ Races and Highland Dancing at 10am; Piping and Drumming is 30 minutes later with the Massed Pipes and Drums in the Grande Parade and Introduction of the Chieftain at 1pm. In fact, this year we have joint chieftains – Neill and Elspeth Allan in recognition of their work in Scottish Athletics. Their son, Graeme, an ex Heavies competitor is our announcer.
The Games will be closed at approx 5pm after the presentation of the Trophies for the Heavy Events.


The Games are held on the Games Field in the centre of Nethy Bridge. Postcode PH25 3DA

Massed Pipes and Drums

Clan Grant Members from around the world in the Chieftains March

The Massed Pipes and Drums will march around the arena three times in the afternoon – first with the Chieftains Parade at 1pm then at 2.45pm and 4.45pm.

Clan Grant Society

The Abernethy Highland Games hosts the Clan Grant Gathering each year.


These include: Childrens Races; Highland Dancing; Piping and Drumming; Heavy Events; Athletics; Road Race; Tossing the Caber and Tug o’ War.
See more details on individual pages

Application Forms – here
Results – here
Games Records – here


The field has many stances around the field selling all manner of local and Scottish goods and crafts


There are several outlets for all manner of hot & cold food items as well as a cafeteria


One corner of the Games Field houses a funfair with traditional rides, big and small to please all ages


Check out the wonderful prizes on offer at the Secretary’s Tent

Arrive in Style!

Strathspey Railway's train leaves Broomhill

Strathspey Railway’s train leaves Broomhill


Take a ride on the Strathspey Steam Railway from Aviemore to Broomhill. There will be a complimentary bus ride from the station to the Games and a special train to take you back to Aviemore at the close of the Games, leaving Broomhill at 17.30.
Your Train ticket price includes entry to the Games


Costs (2017)

Adult £8.00; Child £4.00; Family £20.00

Abernethy Highland Games Association is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Reg’d Charity No SCO42969