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

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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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 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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