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.
Clan Grant Gathering
The Abernethy Highland Games are the home to the Clan Grant Gathering when Grants from all over Scotland and the rest of the world gather here to celebrate their roots. The Massed Pipe Bands march over the main Telford bridge in the centre of the village bringing members of Clan Grant, headed by Sir James Grant of Grant, Lord Strathspey, into the arena.
The Clan Grant tent on the Games field is where all Clan Grant members are welcomed as old friends and offered warm Highland hospitality.
International Gathering 2020
2020 will see the International Gathering of Clan Grant
In 2005 the 125th Abernethy Games played host to the second International Gathering of the Clan Grant Society.
2010 saw the third International Clan Grant Gathering when the Games Chieftain was Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, Chad Corntassel Smith, a direct descendant of Ludovick Grant of nearby Castle Grant, who sailed to the United States in the 1700s.
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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