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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
http://www.theworlds.co.uk/Pages/home.aspx

Argyllshire Gathering - held on the fourth Saturday in August, Oban
http://web227.extendcp.co.uk/obangames.com/

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.
http://www.cowalgathering.com/

Braemar Gathering - held on the first Saturday in September, with Her Majesty the Queen as Patron.
http://www.braemargathering.org/

Mull Highland Games - held on the beautiful Island of Mull
http://www.tobermory.co.uk/events-diary-2/events/highland-games/

Arisaig Highland Games - held in a very scenic location!
http://www.arisaighighlandgames.co.uk/

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