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.
This is the official list of records set at the Games over the years. A £200 prize fund is shared amongst the setters of new records
|Putting the Shot Jnr boy||George Evans Inv Harriers||2017||21.30m|
|Putting the Shot Men||Scott Rider Kent||2013||16.86m|
|22lb Weight for Distance Jnr boy||G.S. Allan||1999||28.59m|
|28lb Weight for Distance Men||Scott Rider Kent||2013||25.08m|
|Scots Hammer Jnr boy||K Randals||2011||41.19m|
|Scots Hammer||M Sandford||2000||43.91m|
|44lb Weight over the Bar Jnr boy||George Evans||2017||18' 0"|
|56lb Weight over the Bar||Scott Rider Kent||2013||15' 9"|
|Putting the Shot Ladies||H Crowe Sale Harriers||1995||13.27m|
|100 yds (12 yrs & under boys)||Sean Rudolf Germany||2013||12.59|
|100 yds (12 yrs & under girls)||Katy Grantham||1997||12.6|
|100 yds (14 yrs & under boys)||D Flockhart||1996||11.2|
|100 yds (14 yrs & under girls)||Ailsa Clark Edinburgh||2013||12.19|
|100 yds ( 16 yrs & under boys)||Jas Bowie Inv Harriers||2005||11|
|100 yds (16 yrs & under girls)||R McKinnon||1997||12.2|
|100 yds (19 yrs & under junior men)||Adam Hobson||2012||10.6|
|100 yds (Men)||R Singer||1999||10.5|
|200 mtrs (14 yrs & under boys)||John Calholm||1990||26.5|
|200 mtrs (14 yrs & under girls)||Emma Young||1990||28.5|
|200 mtrs (Ladies)||Eleanor Brigg Inv Harriers||2013||27|
|200 mtrs (Men)||Ally Beaton Inv Harriers||2010||23.8|
|1500 mtrs (14 yrs & under boys)||C Fife Inv Harriers||2006||04:59.4|
|1500 mtrs (Men)||A Callan Sale Harriers||1997||04:18:30|
|High Jump (Men)||Lukas Prettenhaler, Austria||2013||1.78m|
|High Jump Ladies||Rachel MacKenzie||2004||1.64m|
|10 Mile Road Race (Men)||David Rodgers||2002||50.56|
|10 Mile Road Race (Ladies)||Lynn Harding||1996||59.41|
|10 Mile Road Race (Men +40)||Keith Varney||1998||53.13|
|10 Mile Road Race (Ladies +35)||Lynn Harding||1996||59.41|
|10 Mile Road Race ( Team 3 men & 1 lady)||Forres Harriers||2000||04:07.1|
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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