Abernethy Highland Games

Heavy events including tossing the caber, shott putt and tug-o-war here at the ‘friendly games’

Abernethy Highland Games

Heavy events including tossing the caber, shott putt and tug-o-war here at the ‘friendly games’

Abernethy Highland Games

Heavy events including tossing the caber, shott putt and tug-o-war here at 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

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Heavy Events

The most distinctive sport in the Games are the five disciplines which make up the Heavy Events. Competitions have their origins in the traditional work activities of the Highland Croft and hill. The object of tossing the caber is to throw it so that it turns end over end, finishing pointing away from the athlete. Other disciplines are the Scots Hammer; Weight thrown for distance and over a bar, Shott Putt and the Tug-o-War. At Abernethy the Tug-o-War is between members of the different Pipe Bands attending.

Please use the application form to register to take part in the Heavy Events, except for the Tug-o-War which is by invitation.

Results Archive

Abernethy Highland Games – Results 2018

We have created a full list of this years results, of all competitions, at all levels here - includes athletics, heavy events, dancing, piping competitions and more, plus the RSPB Road Race results.

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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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