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
COVID-19 Announcement: In view of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic our committee has decided to cancel dancing until the end of this year. This will be reviewed in December with the hope we can resume dancing in the New Year.
Take care all and stay safe.
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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