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Bute Highland Games

VisitScotlandAliVisitScotlandAli Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
edited May 2018 in Events and festivals
Bute Highland Games is on 11th of August this year (1 week earlier than normal). 

What better way to indulge yourself in the pure flavour of Scotland than to experience at first hand the magic of a Highland Games set on a beautiful Scottish island?

The wonderful and haunting music of pipe bands; the supreme expertise and skill of highland dancers; the prowess and strength of heavy event athletes and wrestlers; the enthusiasm and energy of track runners; the sheer endurance of road race competitors and an opportunity to see just what shinty is all about!

……. so come and enjoy:

Pipe Bands & Drum Majors, Highland Dancing, Senior and Junior Heavy Events, Junior Athletics, Wrestling, 10K Road Race, Junior Shinty, Family Attractions, and The Bluebird K7, jet engined hydroplane of the late Donald Campbell CBE, recently saved and rebuilt, will attend the Games as a static exhibition before completing her trials on Loch Fad, 

…..…. And much more!

Gates open at with Highland Dancing starting off the day’s numerous sporting events at  The Opening Ceremony will be performed at 12.00.noon when our Chairman will introduce the Chieftain for this year’s Games. All activities will take place in and around the main arena (The Stadium, High Street, Rothesay PA20 9BN), including the start and finish of the Road Race, and the whole proceedings will culminate in the Pipes’ & Drums’ Salute to the Chieftain; presentation of prizes; and the Parade of the Bands down the High Street at approximately 5.00 pm.

A day to remember for all the right reasons!

more info can be found here

What Highland Games will you be attending this year?


  • ScotlandAdventuresScotlandAdventures Member ✭✭✭
    As a Bute resident I can confirm this is a great day out!  It is one of the most popular events on the island and watching the pipe band march down the High Street at the end is a stirring experience.  I've shared a few photos as a taster  :)
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  • VisitScotlandPatriciaVisitScotlandPatricia Member, Moderator
    I've been to the Bute Games many times as my husband comes from Bute. Its a great day out and I agree its a wonderful sight seeing the Pipe Bands march down the High Street. 
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