Abernethy Highland Games

Held annually on the 2nd Saturday in August.  One of the oldest traditional Highland games in Scotland.

Abernethy Highland Games

Held annually on the 2nd Saturday in August.  One of the oldest traditional Highland games in Scotland.

Abernethy Highland Games

Held annually on the 2nd Saturday in August.  One of the oldest traditional Highland games in Scotland.

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

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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 kicks off at 10 am with Children’s and Dancing competitions. The Chieftain’s parade is at 1 pm when the Clan Grant are marched 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.

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Spring Gathering

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

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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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Nethy Bridge
Inverness-shire
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Scotland