Abernethy Highland Games

Our Highland Games is held annually on the 2nd Saturday of August – come and join the ‘friendly games’

Abernethy Highland Games

Our Highland Games is held annually on the 2nd Saturday of August – come and join the ‘friendly games’

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 - 15.02.2021
Cancellation of Games 14th August 2021

As the Covid-19 pandemic took hold around the world a year ago, we considered and then confirmed the cancellation of our 2020 Abernethy Highland Games.  This was a decision not taken lightly and there were those who thought it would all be passed by August.  If only we had known then that we would be in a similar position a year later, it would have been hard to contemplate.  However, that is exactly where we are.
The Committee of the Abernethy Highland Games have taken the painful decision to again cancel this year's Highland Games which should have taken place on Saturday 14th August.  We are fully aware that this will again leave a huge hole in the village calendar on what has become the busiest weekend of the village's year.  There is also the knock-on effect of the social and financial fabric of the village.
However, we have to remain focussed on the main picture and that is on overcoming Covid-19 and if missing another year of 'the games' helps in any way it is well worth it.  If everybody sticks to the rules, then the sooner we will be through this ongoing tragedy.
In the meantime, we are working on next year's games, although I remember saying this a year ago, and we hope to see you all in Nethy on Saturday 13th August 2022.
Updates will be posted when appropriate here on this community website.

Sandy McCook - Chairman, Abernethy Highland Games Association

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Games Records

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 boyGeorge Evans Inv Harriers201721.30m
Putting the Shot MenScott Rider Kent201316.86m
22lb Weight for Distance Jnr boyG.S. Allan199928.59m
28lb Weight for Distance MenScott Rider Kent201325.08m
Scots Hammer Jnr boyK Randals201141.19m
Scots HammerM Sandford200043.91m
44lb Weight over the Bar Jnr boyGeorge Evans201718' 0"
56lb Weight over the BarScott Rider Kent201315' 9"
Putting the Shot LadiesH Crowe Sale Harriers199513.27m
100 yds (12 yrs & under boys)Sean Rudolf Germany201312.59
100 yds (12 yrs & under girls)Katy Grantham199712.6
100 yds (14 yrs & under boys)D Flockhart199611.2
100 yds (14 yrs & under girls)Ailsa Clark Edinburgh201312.19
100 yds ( 16 yrs & under boys)Jas Bowie Inv Harriers200511
100 yds (16 yrs & under girls)R McKinnon199712.2
100 yds (19 yrs & under junior men)Adam Hobson201210.6
100 yds (Men)R Singer199910.5
200 mtrs (14 yrs & under boys)John Calholm199026.5
200 mtrs (14 yrs & under girls)Emma Young199028.5
200 mtrs (Ladies)Eleanor Brigg Inv Harriers201327
200 mtrs (Men)Ally Beaton Inv Harriers201023.8
1500 mtrs (14 yrs & under boys)C Fife Inv Harriers200604:59.4
1500 mtrs (Men)A Callan Sale Harriers199704:18:30
High Jump (Men)Lukas Prettenhaler, Austria20131.78m
High Jump LadiesRachel MacKenzie20041.64m
10 Mile Road Race (Men)David Rodgers200250.56
10 Mile Road Race (Ladies)Lynn Harding199659.41
10 Mile Road Race (Men +40)Keith Varney199853.13
10 Mile Road Race (Ladies +35)Lynn Harding199659.41
10 Mile Road Race ( Team 3 men & 1 lady)Forres Harriers200004:07.1

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