Abernethy Highland Games

Join in the Abernethy Highland Games as a competitor.  Fun for the whole family!

Abernethy Highland Games

Join in the Abernethy Highland Games as a competitor.  Fun for the whole family!

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

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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.


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.

Entry Forms


Childrens Events

Dancing Competitions

Heavy Events

Pipe Band Competition

RSPB Road Race

Solo Drumming

Solo Piping


Games Records

Results Archive

Cups & Trophies

Games Field & Timetable

Games Day Report

Planning Your Visit

Results Archive

Abernethy Highland Games

Full results for last years and previous Abernethy Highland Games can be found on our games archive page


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.

A Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation
Registered charity number: SC 042969

Registered Office

Post Office
Nethy Bridge
PH25 3DA