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 Latest: At this point in time we hope to run Abernethy Highland Games on 8th August 2020. Current Scottish Government advice is to cancel or postpone all events involving over 500 people and we will continue to monitor developments and plan accordingly.
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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