Events and Competitions

During the day there are many events and competitions in and around the arena with something happening all the time. From formal Highland Dancing to the traditional Heavy Events; the arduous 10 mile Road Race, competitive Athletics of all sorts – or the Children’s Races. Several Pipe Bands take part in a competition for the Abernethy Highland Games Shield, a unique trophy created for the Games by George Bain, one of Scotland’s greatest exponents of Celtic Art.

It’s all here! For more details of each event see the links at right.

Local & Junior Heavy Events

At the 2013 Abernethy Highland Games Conan Quinn won no fewer than 10 events across the local and junior (17-19yrs) categories. In recognition of this achievement and in order to encourage other young participants in the heavy events, in 2014 the Games committee have undertaken to sponsor Conan. They are contributing to his travelling expenses to enable him to compete at other games and have provided him with a specially AHG logo’d hoody sweatshirt to wear at other games. We wish him success there and at Nethy Bridge.

Get involved!

Kyle Randalls -weight over the bar

Kyle Randalls – weight over the bar

We would love you to get involved. To find out more or to see the results from our previous Games please navigate by the links on the right to the individual events and competitions which interest you.

Application Forms:

Get an application form for all events.


For all results, see the individual events pages or the historical results section.

 Abernethy Highland Games Association
Nethy Bridge, Inverness-shire, PH25 3DA. Scotland
a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation
registered charity number SC 042969