Highland Games have been taking place for centuries and are a unique mix of sporting, cultural and social activity.
Although famous for the heavy’ events such as tossing the caber, you will also experience a wide range of traditional dancing, music, crafts and local produce. There will be fun for all the family, including kids’ races and mini games.
The Glenfinnan Games is well worth visiting – although small, it takes place in a beautiful setting, rich in history (it’s where Bonnie Prince Charlie rallied his allies in 1745), unbeatable views and Harry Potter’s viaduct! Glenfinnan Games take place annually on the closest Saturday to the 19th of August. This year the event will take place on the 20th of August! So head along this event will give you a true Highland experience.
This one is a bit different in that it takes place midweek, but it lasts all day and well into the night as it rounds off with a ceilidh! The arena is practically on the beach with the Small Isles as its backdrop. With the stunning location and the range of activities you don't want to miss out on these Highland games. This year the games will take place on Wenesday the 29th of July! From tossing the caber to traditional music there is bound to be something to suit every member of the family!
There are many other smaller games taking place in the Outdoor Capital through July and August, as well as the Braveheart Games which take place weekly in Fort William.
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