The Friendly Games in the Forest Village
When: 2nd Saturday in August, 10 am to 5 pm (approx)
Where: Nethy Bridge Games Field, PH25 3DA
Cost: Adult £8.00 | Child £4.00 | Family £20.00
COVID-19 Update - 01.04.2020 Due to the continuing uncertainty over the duration of the COVID-19 worldwide emergency, the committee of Abernethy Highland Games have reluctantly come to the conclusion that there is no other option other than to cancel this years Highland Games on Saturday 8th August.
This will be the first cancellation of 'The Games' since the Second World War.
Lets make Abernethy Highland Games 2021 the biggest and best yet!
Sandy McCook - Vice Chairman, Abernethy Highland Games Association
Abernethy Highland Games
Held on the Games Field in the centre of Nethy Bridge on the second Saturday of August, they are one of the oldest Games in the country. Known as the”Friendly Games” the Abernethy Highland Games are famous for the Massed Bands march around the arena and for being the annual Clan Grant Gathering.
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Games day starts at 10 am with Children’s and Dancing competitions. The Chieftain’s parade is at 1 pm when the Massed Piped Bands and Clan Grant march from the Nethybridge Hotel over the River Nethy and onto the field. The Chieftain is then introduced and the Games declared open. The afternoon has all the traditional competitions: Dancing; Pipe Band; Solo Piping and Drumming, Athletics, Road Race and Heavy events.
Held on the first Sunday in May the village clubs and groups get together to showcase their wares. Taking place on the Playing Field, there will be a spit roast, refreshments, stalls, and activities
Abernethy Highland Games Association
Abernethy Highland Games and Clan Grant Gathering are held on the playing field in the centre of Nethy Bridge on the second Saturday of August. These are one of the oldest traditional games in Scotland. Known as the “Friendly Games” they are renowned for the stirring sound and spectacle of the Massed Pipe Bands, of around 150 musicians.
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