Planning your visit

Nethy Bridge in the Highlands of Scotland

Nethy Bridge, in the Highlands of Scotland

The village of Nethy Bridge is about 5 miles south of Grantown on Spey, 9 miles north of Aviemore and about 30 miles south of the city of Inverness.

To help you find where we are, the map co-ordinates are
57o15’50.58″ N and 3o39’30.35″ W

For those with sat navs, the postcode PH25 3DA will land you right in the middle of the controlled area near the Nethy Bridge Stores.

Here is an interactive map with the Games Field at the centre.

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It’s worth planning your visit carefully to ensure that you don’t miss anything!


  • Dancing and piping competitions start at 10.30 am
  • Main competitions for athletics and traditional heavy events start at 12.00 pm
  • Opening Parade of Massed Pipes and Drums is at 1.15pm
  • The Pipes and Drums parade again another three times during the afternoon
  • The Games finish at around 5.00pm – it may be a little later depending on how long the events take to complete


Not everyone is thrilled with the Pipe Band!

Not everyone is thrilled with the Pipe Band!

  • £7.00 for an adult
  • £4.00 for young people
  • £18 for a family of two adults and up to three children
    We do not sell tickets in advance (don’t worry, we have never turned anyone away and the queues are never more than a few minutes).
    As our Games field is quite small there are no grandstands but there are benches provided around the edge of the field – first come, first served, no charge.

Travel to the Games by car

Instructions on driving to Nethy Bridge are on our ‘How to get Here‘ page


There are free car parks alongside the Games Field to the south with disabled parking close to the main entrance. There is another car park to the north-west along the road to Broomhill.

Travel to the Games by Steam Train!

  • You can travel to the Games by Steam Train on the Strathspey Steam Railway from Aviemore and Boat-of-Garten to Broomhill, which is about a mile from Nethy Bridge.
  • You get an inclusive return ticket giving you train travel, transfer by minibus to Nethy Bridge and entry to the Games then bus back to Broomhill and train back to Boat-of-Garten or Aviemore
  • A special late train departs Broomhill 5.30pm

For further details on the times of trains and inclusive Games fares contact the Railway at:

Catering and other sales

  • Full catering service on the field including a beer tent
  • Trade stands selling crafts, gifts, outdoor clothing, and highland dress items
  • Amusements and side shows.


There is accommodation locally and details are available on this website which is operated by the Nethy Bridge community. Please navigate to the accommodation pages using the main menu.

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