Games Field & Timetable

Come and join in the ‘Friendly Games’ at Nethy Bridge in August each year for a great day out for all the family!

Games Field & Timetable

Come and join in the ‘Friendly Games’ at Nethy Bridge in August each year for a great day out for all the 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.

Games Field & Timetable

The Games Field is in the centre of Nethy Bridge to the south of the bridge itself. The postcode is PH25 3DA for satnav users.

The main gate entrance is in Dell Road but there is another from the adjacent carpark.

Please Note

We ask that you please keep off the Games Field at all times as there are real dangers associated with the Heavy Events. Only competitors and Officials are allowed onto the arena.

TIMETABLE (all times approximate)

09:00 Gates Open
10:00 Children’s Races
10:00 Highland Dancing (beginners, novices and intermediates)
10.30 Piping and Drumming (Chanter & Local Junior & Senior Piping)
11.30 Highland Dancing (Primary)
11.30 Heavy Events (Local)
13:00 Chieftain’s Parade
13:00 Highland Dancing (Premier)
13.30 Piping and Drumming (Junior Open Piping)
13.30 Piping and Drumming (Junior Solo & Open Solo Drumming)
13.30 Heavy Events (Open)
13.30 Athletics
14.30 RSPB Abernethy Forest Road Race start
15:00 Pipe Band Challenge for the George Bain Challenge Shield
16:00 Games Raffle drawn. (Please pick up your prizes in the Secretary’s Tent by18:00)
16:15 Tug-o-War
17:00 Trophy Presentation to Overall Heavy Events winners
17:00 Pipe Band Challenge Shield presentation to the winning pipe band

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.

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Registered charity number: SC 042969

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Post Office
Nethy Bridge
PH25 3DA