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Scottish Highland Games

kirstyaturnerkirstyaturner VisitScotland Contributor ✭✭
A Highland Games is a traditional event celebrating Scottish culture.  They are held from May to September each year and some of the things you can expect to see include highland dancing, heavy events - including tossing the caber, pipes and drums, track and field, and a lot of tartan!

To give some examples, I've added links below to some of the events taking place in 2016.

The World Pipe Band Championships - 12th & 13th August 2016 at Glasgow Green

Argyllshire Gathering - held on the fourth Saturday in August, Oban

Cowal Highland Gathering - held in August in Dunoon, Argyll - where highland dancers come from all over the UK and around the world, to compete at the World Highland Dancing Championships.

Braemar Gathering - held on the first Saturday in September, with Her Majesty the Queen as Patron.

Mull Highland Games - held on the beautiful Island of Mull

Arisaig Highland Games - held in a very scenic location!

A great day out, a flavour of Scottish culture and a family friendly atmosphere!
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