Highland Games, Tarbert, Kintyre, Argyl
The Argyllshire Gathering is one of the oldest of the Highland Gatherings in Scotland. It is held every year, usually on the fourth Thursday of August. Argyll is a large, sparsely populated county, with its people spread over long distances from each other. The Argyllshire Gathering was established in the 19th Century to bring families together and socialise. The Oban Games are organised by the Argyllshire Gathering’s members, as an event to bring people in Argyll together and as a way to promote highland sport and culture through competition. The Gathering is renowned for its highland games and music.
The next Gathering will be on August 25, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
Brodick Traditional Highland Games featuring Heavyweights, Light Field Events, Running, Solo Piping, Tug-of-War, and Wrestling are held annually, usually on first Saturday of August, at Ormidale Park, Brodick, Isle of Arran. For details contact: Secretary, J. Dinwoodie, Kilreen, Brodick, Isle of Arran, KA27 8AE. Telephone: 01770 302290.
The next games will be on August 6, 2016 at 11.00 - 17.00.
Cowal Traditional Highland Games are held annually on the last Friday and Saturday of August each year at the Stadium in Dunoon. For details contact: Ms. Janet Fletcher, Cowal Highland Gathering, 60 Argyll Street, Dunoon, PA23 7NE. Telephone: 01369 703206, email.
The next games will be on August 25-27, 2016.
Inveraray Traditional Highland Games featuring Cycling, Heavyweights, Light Field Events, Running, Solo Piping, Tug-of-War, Wrestling, and Highland Dancing are held annually. Historically, when Mary Queen of Scots visited her half sister, the Countess of Argyll in 1563, the young men of the district showed off their athletic prowess before the Queen. For details of the games contact: Secretary, Mrs. Margaret Mather, 16 Upper Riochan, Inveraray, Argyll, PA32 8UR. Telephone: 01499 302458. Handicapper: D. Campbell, 4 Paxton Crescent, Lochgelly, Fife, KY5 9ET. Telephone: 01592 781467. Dancing Organiser: Miss Myra Miller, 26 Anniversary Avenue, The Murray, East Kilbride, G75 9AU. Telephone: 01355 225277. Games start with a pipe band parade at 10:45am from the town centre. Ticket prices are: Adults £7, Seniors £3 and Children £2. Family Ticket £14. Free parking.
The next games will be on July 19, 2016 local events starting at 10:30 a.m.
Mull Traditional Highland Games featuring Heavy Weights, Light Field Events, Solo Piping, Running and Highland Dancing are held on the first Thursday after the first Monday in July every year. For details contact the Secretary, Florence Kirsop, Mosshill, Main Street, Tobermory, Isle of Mull, PA75 6NU. Telephone: 01688 302270, email. Handicapper: D. Campbell, 4 Paxton Crescent, Lochgelly, Fife, KY5 9ET. Telephone: 01592 781467. Dancing Organiser: Anna Bain, 21 Coronation Street, Coaltown, Glenrothes, Fife. KY7 6HX. Telephone: 01592 771425.
The next games will be on July 21, 2016 starting at 10:30 a.m.
Southend Highland Games are held annually at the Hotel Park, Southend, by Campbeltown, Kintyre. Usual Events: Track & Field, Heavy Events, Field Events and Piping. For details contact: Callum Semple, Caliglen, Southend, by Campbeltown, Argyll, PA28 6LW. Telephone: 01586 830263.
The next games will be on July 23, 2016.
Taynuilt Highland Games are held annually at the Sports Field, Taynuilt, Kintyre, Argyll. Usual Events: Running (Men and Women), Heavy Events, Piping and Highland Dancing. For details contact: Cathie Reid, 1 Strath View, Taynuilt, Kintyre, Argyll. Telephone: 01866 822436 email.
The next games will be on July 23, 2016 at 11:00 - 17:00.