Abernethy Highland Games

Enjoy massed pipe bands at the Abernethy Highland Games in Nethy Bridge, Scottish Highlands

Abernethy Highland Games

Enjoy massed pipe bands at the Abernethy Highland Games in Nethy Bridge, Scottish Highlands

Abernethy Highland Games

Enjoy massed pipe bands at the Abernethy Highland Games in Nethy Bridge, Scottish Highlands

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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Massed Pipe Bands

The most anticipated and exciting events of the afternoon are the Massed Pipes and Drums marches. The first is the Chieftain’s Parade at 1 pm which brings members of the Clan Grant into the arena and also introduces the Chieftain of the day who declares the Games open.
Up to 9 bands from the area come together for a sound and visual delight. Bands are from any of the following: Banff Castle; Buckie and District; City of Inverness Youth Pipe Band; Dufftown and District; Elgin; Forres & District; Huntly and District; Portsoy and Strathisla Pipe Bands.

Originally formed in the British Army as bands of the Highland Regiments, most bands are now made up of dedicated and skilled volunteers who enjoy playing together and maintaining this colourful tradition.

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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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