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: Adults £8.00 | Child £4.00 | Family £20.00
Tickets: ONLY available at the gate on the day
New Zealand – the Turakina Highland Games
A committee member of the Abernethy Games grew up in the southern part of New Zealand’s North Island. When visiting he was warmly welcomed by the Grants in the Turakina Games so it was agreed to twin the two Games from the opposing hemispheres. The Turakina Games were established in 1846 so are even older than the Games in Nethy!
Australia – The 2013 Nethy Games Chieftain, the Rev Jim McEwan lives in Nethy but has connections in Australia at Bunadoon. During the annual Bunadoon Highland Gathering the town takes on the name of Brigadoon!
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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