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
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.
Details of Weights Used
Scots hammer 12lb
Weight for distance 16lb
Weight for height 32lb
Putting the shot 4kg, 5kg, 6.35kg and 7.26kg
15 years old is the minimum age for the junior heavies. Their weights are likely to be 4 or 5kg
Caber: 12 foot long, 3-4 inches wide at the thin end and 5-6 inches wide at thick end.
Please use the application form to register to take part in the Heavy Events, except for the Tug-o-War which is by invitation. The various Heavy competitions are outlined on the application form.
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.
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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