Highland Games in Highland Perthshire

 

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Aberfeldy Highland Games
Blair Atholl Highland Games
Pitlochry Highland Games
Rannoch Highland Gathering

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The Atholl Gathering is held in a field beside Blair Castle

Highland Games are held annually throughout Highland Perthshire

Highland Games in Scotland were originally started as a gathering of clan folk by the Clan Chiefs for the purpose of having an ample fighting force for the clan when called upon. Feats of strength and endurance were highly respected and continue in today's Highland Games, with foot races, putting the shot, throwing the weights, tossing the caber and more. After the Battle of Culloden in 1746 Clan Gatherings were outlawed by the Government in Westminster. Today's highland games were allowed to start again in the early 1800s, with the first games being held in Dunkeld.The Atholl Highlander's field gun is fiired to start the Atholl Gathering

The Atholl Gathering  The first Highland Games of the season is held on the last Sunday in May at Blair Atholl,  This is a gathering of the local people with lots of local stall holders displaying their wares, full of chat and camaraderie throughout the site. The Duke of Atholl opens the games. The Atholl Highlanders, who march on to the games field behind their magnificent pipes and drums followed with their field gun. a great games to visit.

 

The Atholl and Breadalbane Agricultural Show and Highland Games

is held on the secondClan Menzies The Clan Menzies manhood stoneweekend of August each year. It is a two day event starting on the Friday and finishing on the Saturday. Great fun, with plenty of Clan Menzies there sporting their kilts.
The competition with the Clan Menzies manhood stone is well worth watching.

Pipe Bands are a strong feature of any Highland Games day.

Pipe Band - Pitlochry Highland Games


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