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.
On Games day there are many events and competitions in and around the arena with something happening all the time. From formal Highland Dancing to the traditional Heavy Events; the arduous 10 mile RSPB Abernethy Forest Road Race, competitive Athletics of all sorts and the various Children’s Races. Pipe Bands take part in a competition for the Abernethy Highland Games Shield, a unique trophy created for the Games by George Bain, one of Scotland’s greatest exponents of Celtic Art.
There are also Solo Piping and Solo Drumming competitions. We would love you to get involved. To find out more or to get an entry form, to see the results from our previous Games or to see the Games records please navigate by the links to the competitions which interest you below.
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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