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Scottish Highland Games Dates 2009

GOUROCK HIGHLAND GAMES. Event Date: Sunday 10th May 2009 at 12.30pm. Location: Gourock Park. Nearest Town: Gourock, Greenock. Airport: Glasgow or Prestwick. Rail: Near Greenock, Glasgow. Events: Track and Field Events, Heavy Events, Cycling Competition, Piping Competition, Highland Dancing and Irish Dancing Competition, Ceilidh Band, Martial Arts, Wrestling, Tug-o-War, Side Shows, Amusements and Stalls. Contact: Games Administrator, Tel. 01475 714865 Fax: 01475 714871.

BLAIR ATHOLL GATHERING and HIGHLAND GAMES.
Event Date: Sunday 24th May 2009 at 12:30pm. Location: Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Perthshire. Nearest Town: Blair Atholl, Pitlochry. Airport: Inverness or Aberdeen. Usual Events: Light Field, Heavy events, Highland Dancing, Solo Piping. Many trade stands Special Event: Scottish Tug O War Championship. Contact: Tel 01796 481355.

BATHGATE and WEST LOTHIAN HIGHLAND GAMES.
Event Date: Saturday 30th May 2009 at 12.30pm. Location: Meadow Park, Bathgate. Nearest Town: Bathgate. Airport: Edinburgh or Glasgow. Events: Running, Cycling, Light Field, Heavy and Track events, Highland Dancing, Pipe Bands. Contact: Andrew Taylor, Heavies. Convenor: Telephone: 01506 654035.

136th BLACKFORD HIGHLAND GAMES.
Event Date: Saturday 30th May 2009 at 12:30pm. Location: Games Park Blackford. On Route A9. Nearest town: Blackford, Stirling. Airport: Edinburgh or Glasgow. Usual Events: Running, Cycling, Light Field, Heavy and Track events, Highland Dancing. Special Event: Scottish Tug O War Championship. Secretary: Mrs Maggie Duncan, Tel: 01764 682814. Handicapper: D. Campbell, Tel:  01592 781467. Dancing: Anna Bain, Tel 01324 630499.

CORNHILL HIGHLAND GAMES (Aberdeenshire) Event Date: Saturday 6th June 2009 from 11.00am. Location: Cornhill Playing Field, Cornhill. Nearest Towns: Banff, Keith, Portsoy. Nearest airport: Aberdeen, Inverness. Events: Tug O War, Heavyweight Events, Cumberland Wrestling, Highland Dancing, Featuring the Dufftown Pipe Band. Contact: Mrs Shona Hay, Tel: 01466 751407. Dancing: Mary McKilligan, Tel: 01466 751356.

SHOTTS HIGHLAND GAMES.
Event Date: Saturday 6th June 2009. Location: Shotts. Nearest Towns: Shotts. Airport: Glasgow, Edinburgh. Events: Pipe Band Competition, Heavy Events, Highland Dancing, Athletics, Coupon Painting, Story telling etc, Track and Field. Contact: Jan Dearie, Tel: 01501 823 258.

27th CARRICK LOWLAND GAMES (GIRVAN)
Event Date: Sunday 7th June 2009. Location: Victory Park, Girvan. Nearest Town: Girvan. Airport: Prestwick. Usual Events: Running, Cycling, Light Field, Heavy and Track events, Highland Dancing, Under 12 Football competition, Tug-o-War, stalls, snack bars etc, Pipe Band competition. Contact Secretary: Ian Fitzsimmons, Tel: 01465 712667.

MARKINCH HIGHLAND GAMES. Date of Event: Sunday 7th June 2009 at 12.30pm. Location: John Dixon Park, Markinch. Nearest Towns: Markinch, Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes. Airport: Edinburgh, links to London. Events: Programme starting at 12.30pm. Track and Field Events, Cycling, Heavyweight Events, Junior and Senior Solo Piping Starting at 10.00am, Highland Dancing Commencing at 12.30pm, Pipe Band Competition Grades 1,11,111,1V and N/J, Adult and Junior Drum Major Contest, Fun Fair.  Secretary: Isobel Westwater, 01592 751667. Dancing: Anna Bain, Tel. 01324 630499. Handicapper: A Crawford, Tel: 01592 753439.

STRATHMIGLO HIGHLAND GAMES. Event Date: Saturday Commencing at 1.00pm Solo Piping from 12pm.
Location: George V playing Field Strathmiglo. Nearest Towns: Strathmiglo, Glenrothes, Kirkcaldy. Airport: Edinburgh. Events: Pipe Band Contest, Grades 11,111 and 1V, Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Running, Heavyweight Events, Tug O War, Cycling. Secretary: John M. Pearson, Tel: 01337 860531. Handicapper: A Crawford, Tel: 01592 753439. Dancing: Janet Gardner, Tel: 01333 301074.

BEARSDEN AND MILNGAVIE HIGHLAND GAMES. Event Date: Saturday 13th June 2009. Location: West of Scotland Football Club, Burnbrae, Milngavie. Nearest Towns: Bearsden, Milngavie. Airport: Glasgow. Events: Local Events and Highland Dancing commence 10.30am, Running, Heavy Events, Tug O War, Pipe Bands, Highland Dancing, Wrestling, Football Competition.
Contact: Cameron Wallace, Tel: 0141 942 5177. Dancing Convener: Ms N. Hemingway, Tel: 0141 942 2990. Handicapper: A Crawford, Tel: 01592 753439.

ARDROSSAN HIGHLAND GAMES. (Always Second Sunday in June).  Date of Event: Sunday 14th June 2009 at 11.00am. Location: Laighdykes Field, Saltcoats. Nearest Town: Ardrossan, Saltcoats. Airport: Preswick. International. Events: Solo piping, Highland Dancing, Track and Field Events Heavy Events, Catering and Trade Stands. Secretary: Mrs Anne Clarke, Tel: 01294 558194

HELENSBURGH AND LOMOND HIGHLAND GAMES.
Event Date: Saturday June 14th 2009. R-H-TW-W-SP-HD Local events commence 10.00 a.m. Open 2.00 p.m. Secretary: Mr Ian Maquire, 11B Kirkmichael Road, Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute, G84 7AH. Tel: 07835 403 508. Handicapper: A. Crawford, 7 St. Ronans Court, Glenrothes, Fife, KY6 2LQ. Tel: 01592 753439. Dancing Organiser: Mrs M MacInnes, 53 Macleod Drive, Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute, G84 9PS, Tel 01436 678654.

STRATHMORE HIGHLAND GAMES (Always second Sunday in June). Event date: Sunday 14th June 2009 at 12.30pm. Location: Glamis Castle, Glamis. Nearest Town: Forfar, Dundee. Airport: Aberdeen. Special Event: Scottish 800 Metres Cycling Championship, Scottish caber tossing Championship. Other Events: Running, Cycling, Highland dancing, Solo Piping, Heavy Events, Tug O War. Pipe Band in Attendance. Secretary: Mrs E Webster. Dancing Contact: Anna Bain, Tel. 01324 630499 Handicapper: Adam Crawford, Tel: 01592 753439.

LESMAHAGOW HIGHLAND GAMES. Event Date: Saturday 20th June 2009. Location: Craighead Park, Lesmahagow. Nearest Town: Lanark. Airport: Glasgow, Edinburgh.
Events: Heavy Events, Track and Field Events, Piping Competition, 'Highland Dance Display', Great Prizes. Kevin Avis, Treasurer, Tel: 01555-893100 or 07708318278

NEWBURGH HIGHLAND GAMES. Event Date: Saturday June 20th 2009 At 1pm. Location: Robbies Park, Newburgh. Nearest Town: Newburgh, Fife. Airport: Edinburgh, Links to London. Events: Open and U21 Boat Race, Running, Cycling, Heavy and Field Events. 90m and 1600m Youth Running, Pipe Bands. Stalls. Secretary: Mrs J Urquhart, Tel: 01337 840740. Dancing: Anna Bain, Tel. 01324 630499.

79th OLDMELDRUM SPORTS and HIGHLAND GAMES.
Event Date: Saturday 20th June 2009 start 10.30am always 3rd Saturday in June. Location: The Pleasure Park, Oldmeldrum. Nearest Towns: Oldmeldrum, Aberdeen. Airport: Dyce, Aberdeen. Links to London. Special Events: Heavyweight Championship, 6 events, British Caber Championship, European Tug O War Championship, North of Scotland Drum Major Championship, Glenfiddich Qualifying Heavy Events. Other Events: Highland Dancing, Pipe Band Contest, Grades 1, 11, 111 and 1V. Sunday: 5-a-Side Football, Soccer, Open. Contact: Mr G Forsyth.

PEEBLES BELTAIN SPORTS.
Event Date: Saturday 20th June 2009. Location: Hay Lodge Park, Peebles. Nearest Town: Peebles, about 20 miles South of Edinburgh. Airport: Edinburgh. Events: British Championship 110 Metres Scratch Race Handicap. Events: Foot Races, 100 Mtrs, 200 Mtrs, 800 Mtrs, 1600 Mtrs, 3200 Mtrs, and for 10 - 16 Yrs, 90 Mtrs, 1600 Mtrs, Highland Dancing competition at 1300 hrs. Contact: Paul Spence. Handicapper: A Crawford, KY6 2LQ. Tel: 01592 753439.

CITY OF ABERDEEN HIGHLAND GAMES. Event Date: Sunday 21st June 2009. Always 3rd Sunday in June.
Location: Hazelhead Park, Aberdeen. Nearest town: Aberdeen. Airport: Dyce, Links to London. Railway: Take Taxi or Bus To Hazelhead. Special event: British championship 100 metre sprint. Other Events: Putting Heavy Stone, Putting light Stone, Highland Dancing, Tug O War, Heavy Events, Field Events, Track Events, Piping, Junior Races, Sack Race Pipe Band Competition Grade 1,11,111,1V. Drum Majors: Junior and Senior, Twelve or more Bands Massed Pipe Bands. Secretary: Audrey Walker, Arts and Recreation Department, St Nicholas House, Broad Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1XJ. Tel 01224 523842 Fax No 523315.

CERES HIGHLAND GAMES. Event Date: Saturday 27th June 2009. Location: The Bow Butts, Ceres, Fife. Nearest Town: Ceres. Airport: Edinburgh, Glasgow. Usual Events: Heavyweight Events, Track and Field, Scottish Backhold Wrestling, Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Pipe Band, Local Races, Fun Fair, Side Stalls and Beer Tent etc. 5 a-side soccer comp, see web site for dates. Contact: Nick Hallam, Tel: 01334 653501.

DRUMTOCHTY HIGHLAND GAMES. Event Date: Saturday 27th June 2009. Location: Drumtochty Castle Grounds, Auchinblae, Laurencekirk. Nearest Town: Laurencekirk, Arbroath, Dundee. Airport: Dyce, Aberdeen. Usual Events: Open and Local Heavyweight Event, Hill Race, Open and Local Tug O War, Solo Piping Highland Dancing, Massed Pipe Bands. Contact: Douglas Gauld, Tel: 01561 378120. Dancing: Mrs E Lindsay, Tel: 01561 340234.

KENMORE HIGHLAND GAMES. Event Date: Wednesday 1st July 2009 always first Wednesday in July. Location: Kenmore. Nearest Towns: Aberfeldy, Pitlochry. Airport: Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen. Usual Events: Running, Cycling, Heavy and Field Events. Youth Running Events, Hill Race, Highland Dancing. Contact Mrs A Garnett, MacBeth Cottage, Kirkton, Fortingall, by Aberfeldy, PH15 2LL. Phone: 01887 830486. Secretary: Sarah Kelly, 01887 830227.

GAIRLOCH HIGHLAND GATHERING. Event Date: Saturday 4th June 2009 at 11am. Venue:  Little Sands Farm. Venue Address:  Gairloch, Ross-shire. Event Description:  In the beautiful setting of Wester Ross, the Gairloch Highland Gathering is a fun day out for locals and tourists alike, a chance to meet old friends, join in the events, eat great baking, or have a drink in the beer tent.  This years main ring attraction features the Drakes of Hazard. A family Ceilidh followed by a Marquee Dance ensures that the fun is carried on throughout the evening.  So follow A832 to Gairloch for a great start to the summer. Contact:  Fiona Downie, Tel: 01445 712386.

GLENGARRY HIGHLAND GAMES. Event Date: Saturday 4th July 2009 at 1pm - First Saturday in July. Location: Shinty Park, Invergarry. Nearest Towns: Glengarry. Airport: Inverness. Events: Hammer Throwing, Caber Tossing, weight for distance and weight for height, track events, Highland Dancing, Pipebands, Hill race. Contact: Mrs R J Stewart, 10 Garry Crescent, Invergarry, PH35 4HB. Tel: 01809 501238.

CUPAR HIGHLAND GAMES. Event Date: Sunday 5th July 2009. Location: Duffus Park, Cupar, Fife. Nearest Towns: Cupar, Dundee. Airport: Edinburgh, Links to London.
Special Event: Heavy Event Championship. Usual Events: Tug O War, Road and Track Cycle Races, Track and Field Events, Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Obstacle Course Fun Event. Contact: Mrs R Middleton, 10 Jamie Anderson Place, St Andrews, Fife. Tel 01334 476413. Handicapper: A Crawford, 7 St Roans Court, Glenrothes, KY6 2LQ. Tel: (44) (0) 1592 753439. Dancing Organizer: Anna Bain, 21 Coronation St, Coaltown, Glenrothes, KY7 6HW. Tel: 01592 771425.

150th DUNBEATH HIGHLAND GAMES Cancelled. Event Date: Not held in 2004-2009. Location: Dunbeath on Route A9 East Coast. Nearest Towns: Wick, Helmsdale, Thurso. Airports: Wick, Inverness, Links to London. Events: All Usual Events: Games start 12.30. Cycling, Heavy Events Open and Local, Field and Track Events, Solo Piping and Highland Dancing, Special Childrens Events. Contact: Angus Wares, 4 Hey Terrace, Thurso. KW14 7PE. Tel: 01847 893161.

153rd ALVA GAMES. Event date: Saturday 11th July 2009. Location: The Johnston Park Alva. Nearest Town: Alva, Alloa, Stirling. Airport: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Prestwick. (International) Special Events: Scottish 3200m Cycle Race Championship, British 800m Championship Footrace, Hill Race Championships, Senior and Junior. Usual Events: Running, Cycling, Heavy and Field Events, Youth Running Events, Highland Dancing. Contact: Anna Bain, 21 Coronation Street, Coaltown, Glenrothies, KY7 6HW. Tel. (44)1592 771425.Contact Secretary: C Dunbar, 57 Broomridge Road, St Ninians, Stirling, FK7 0DT. Tel: 01786 813523.

FORRES HIGHLAND GAMES. Event Date: Saturday 11th July 2009 at 1pm. Location: Grant Park, Forres. Nearest Towns: Forres, Inverness, Elgin. Airport: Inverness.
Special event: Scottish Senior, Masters and junior Championships 2005. Usual events: Track Events, 10K Road Race, Heavy events, Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Field events, Tug O War. Secretary: Michael W. Scott., 7 Fleurs Road, Forres, Moray. IV36 1LY. Tel: 01309 673289.
Arena Convenor: Jim Lawther, 29, Drumduan Park, Forres.

MORVERN HIGHLAND GAMES. Event Date: Saturday 11th July 2009 at 10am. Location: Knock Park, Lochaline, Morvern, Argyll. Nearest Town:  Oban, Fort William. Airport: Glasgow. Events: Storyteller, face painting, woodcarver, pottery demonstration. Usual Events: Heavy events, piping competition, childrens sports, side stalls, beer tent etc. Contact: Veronique Walraven, Tel: 01967 421774.

STIRLING HIGHLAND GAMES. Event Date: Sunday 12th July 2009 at 11:30am. Location: Stirling County Rugby Ground, Stirling. Nearest Town: Stirling, Perth. Airport: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Prestwick, International. Special Events Wrestling include 9 st 7lb Scottish Champs. Usual Events: Highland Dancing, Heavyweights, Tug O War, Pipe Band Competition, Solo Piping, Centre Arena Events, Fun Fair, Stalls etc. Contact: John Boswell, Hillcrest, 31 The Hill, Thornhill, Stirling, FK8 3PT. Tel: 08700 550262.

BARRA ISLAND HIGHLAND GAMES. Event Date: Sunday 12th July 2009 start 1pm. Location: Isle of Barra, Western Isles. Nearest Town: Castlebay, Ferry from Oban. Airport: Inverness, Glasgow. Events: Games followed by Ceilidh Evening in Castlebay Hall at 9pm. Highland Dancing Competition will commence at 12.30pm.  All sections and under SOBHD. Forms are available from Katie MacNeil, 68 Tangasdale, Castlebay, Isle of Barra, HS9 5XW.   Tel: 01871 810262. Contact: Mairi Galbraith, 5 Horve Cottages, Castlebay, Isle of Barra, HS9 5XJ. Tel: 01871 810436.

30th LEWIS HIGHLAND GAMES. Event Date: Saturday 18th July 2009 at 1pm. Location: Tong Recreation Centre, Tong. Nearest Town: Stornoway, Isle of Lewis. Airport and Ferry: Stornoway, There are flights daily to Inverness and Glasgow and 1-3 ferry sailings to Ullapool depending on the timetable. Usual Events. Contact: The Lewis Highland Games, Tong Village Hall, Tong, Isle of Lewis. Tel: Sue on 01851 704671.

29th LOCHCARRON HIGHLAND GAMES. Event Date: Saturday 18th July 2009 at 11.30am. Location: Attadale Estate, Lochcarron, Road To Skye. Nearest Town: Lochcarron, Inverness. Airport: Inverness, Links to London. Special Event: British 56lb Weight over Bar Championship, Local Highland Dancing Display. Usual Events: Heavy Events, Track and Field Events, Tug O War, Hill Race, Five a Side Soccer, Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Childrens Events, Clay Pigeon Shooting. Local Contact: Mrs Maureen Brown, 12 Sage Terrace, Lochcarron, IV54 8XQ. Tel: 01520 722554.

BALLOCH (LOCH LOMOND) HIGHLAND GAMES. Event Date: Saturday 18th July 2009 at 10am. Location: Balloch Castle Country Park. Nearest Town: Balloch, Glasgow. Airport: Glasgow, Prestwick, International. Special Events: Pipe Band Competition, Scottish 80 Metres and British 200 Metres Running Championships, 12st 7lb Scottish Backhold Cumberland Style British Championship, SGA World Heavyweight Championship. Usual Events: Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Running, Cycling, Track and Field Events, Tug O War, Heavy Events, Wrestling. Contact: Andrew Thornton. Tel: 01389 754 995.

162nd TOMINTOUL HIGHLAND GAMES. Event Date: Saturday 18th July 2009 Always 3rd Sat, July. Location: Public Park, Tomintoul, Near Granton on Spey, on Route A939. Nearest Town: Tomintoul, Granton on Spey. Airport: Inverness. Usual Events: Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Heavy and Track Events, Tominabat Hill Race, Childrens Fancy Dress in Evening. Contact: P. E. Grant, Monriack, 18 Main Street, Tomintoul. Tel: (44) 1807 580407.

INVERNESS HIGHLAND GAMES. Date of Event: Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th July 2009 at 12am.
Location: Bught Park, Glenurquhart Rd, Inverness. Nearest Town: In Inverness. Airport: Inverness. The most spectacular Highland Games in the North of Scotland. Set in beautiful Bught Park on the banks of the River Ness, the Inverness Games features all the traditional Heavy Events, Highland Dancing, Piping and traditional music. Contact: Mr Gerry Reynolds, Town House, Inverness, IV1 1JJ. Tel: 01463 724262. Fax: 01463 712850.

TAYNUILT HIGHLAND GAMES. Event Date: Saturday 18th July 2009 at 11am. Location: Sports Field, Taynuilt. Nearest Town: Taynuilt, Oban. Airport: Glasgow. Events: Running Men and Women, Heavy Events, Piping, Side Stalls, Tug O War, Highland Dancing Competition and Novelty events. Contact: Cathie Reid, 1 Strathview, Taynuilt. Tel no: 01866 822436.

HIGHLANDER CHALLENGE. Date of Event: Saturday TBC 2009 at 12am. Location: Scone Palace nr Perth. Nearest Town: Perth. Highlander World Championship with two heats on Saturday 19th July and the final on Sunday 20th July, venue will be Scone Palace with competition starting at 11-00 am.  There will be 16 international athletes who will be either world record holders, world champions, Olympians or at least a national title holder.  Events will be traditional highland, gladiatorial and traditional feats of strength laced with an historical background.  Music with the Vale of Atholl Pipeband, Sambayabamba and also Clann and Drumma. Interactive dancing by Myra Miller group. Historical re-enactments by the Clan Battle Society. Contact: Linda Edmunds.

ROSNEATH AND CLYNDER HIGHLAND GAMES. Event Date: Sunday 19th July 2009. Location: Howie Park, Rosneath, Helensburgh. Nearest Town: Rosneath. Helensburgh, Glasgow. Airport: Glasgow, Prestwick, International. Events: Alpha Heavyweight Championship, Highland Dancing, Local Heavy Events, Open Events, Heavy Events, Local Tug O War, Solo Piping, Hill Race, Wrestling, Visitor and childrens Races. Contact: Fiona Howard, chairman. Tel: 01436 842860.

STONEHAVEN HIGHLAND GAMES. Event Date: Sunday 19th July 2009. Location: Mineralwell Park, Stonehaven, Grampian. Nearest Town: Stonehaven, Montrose. Aberdeen. Airport: Aberdeen, Links to London. Special Events: Grampian Light Events Championship. Usual Events: Heavy events, Tug O War, Highland Dancing, Solo Piping, Running. Contact: Events Officer, Aberdeenshire Council, Viewmount, Arduthie Road, Stonehaven. Tel: (44) 1569 340234.

153rd THORNTON HIGHLAND GATHERING. Event Date: Sunday 19th July 2009. Location: Memorial Park, Thornton, Fife. Nearest Town: Thornton, Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes. Airport: Edinburgh. R-C-H-PB-HD, Dancing: 11.30am, Piping 12.30pm, Local and Open events 1.00 p.m. Secretary: Flora Mackie, 507 Blair Avenue, Glenrothes KY7 4RF Tel: 01592 771306. Handicapper: A. Crawford, 7 St. Ronan's Court, Glenrothes, Fife KY6 2LQ. Tel: 01592 753439. Dancing Organiser: Anna Bain, 21 Coronation Street, Coaltown, Glenrothes KY7 6HX. Tel: 01592 771425.

BURNTISLAND HIGHLAND GAMES. Event Date: Monday 20th July 2009. Location: Burntisland. Nearest Town: Burntisland, Kelty, Kirkcaldy. Airport: Edinburgh. Events: Heavy Weight and Cycling Events, Open Foot Race, 90 Metres, 200 Metres 400 Metres, 800 Metres, 1600 Metres, 3200 Metres, Invitation 90 Metres Handicap, Highland Dancing. Special Race: Binn Hill Race, Local. Contact: Secretary, Mrs Isa Duncanson, 13 Duncanson Drive, Burntisland, Fife, KY3 9JN. Tel: (44) 1592 873234.

INVERARAY TRADITIONAL HIGHLAND GAMES. Event Date: Tuesday 21st July 2009. 10.30 am. Location: Castle Grounds, Inveraray. Nearest Town: Inveraray, Creiff, Perth. Airport: Glasgow, Prestwick, International. Usual Events: Solo Piping, Highland Dancing Competitions, Local and Open, Cycling, Light and Track and Heavy Events, Wrestling. Contact: Mrs Margaret Mather, 16 Upper Riochan, Inveraray, Argyll. PH32 8UR. Tel: 01499 302458.

SOUTH UIST GAMES AND PIPING SOCIETY HIGHLAND GAMES. Event Date: Wednesday 22nd July 2009 10.00 a.m. Location: Askernish Machair. Nearest Town: Lochboisdale Outer Hebridies. Airport: Benbecula, links to mainland. Special Events: Wrestling, Tug O War. Usual Events: Piping, Dancing, Heavy Events, Light Events, Running, Light Field. Contact: Angus McDonald, 340 North Boisdale, South Uist, HS8 5TD. Tel: 01878 700509.

MULL HIGHLAND GAMES. Event Date: Thursday 23rd July 2009 at 10.30am. Location: Erray Park, Tobermory, Isle of Mull. Nearest Town: Tobermory Ferry From OBAN. Airport: Glasgow, Prestwick. Usual Events: Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Heavy and Light Field Events. Open and Local Contact: Florence Kirsop, Mosshill, Main Street, Tobermory, Mull, PA75 6NU. Tel: 01688 302270. Fax: 01688 302232.

BALQUHIDDER, LOCHEARNHEAD AND STRATHYRE HIGHLAND GAMES. Event Date: Saturday 25th July 2009 at 12.00pm. Location: Balquhidder, Nr Crieff. Nearest Town: Lochearnhead, Callander. Airport: Prestwick, International. Special Event: British Heavyweight Championship. Usual Events: Highland Dancing, Solo Piping, Light Field and Track, Tug O War, Novelty Races. Contact: Angus Cameron, Dundhu, Lochearnhead. Tel: 01567 830268.

DURNESS HIGHLAND GATHERING. Event Date: Friday 24th July 2009. Location: Shore Park, Durness, North West Sutherland. Nearest Town: Durness. Airport: Inverness. Links to London. Usual Events: Piping, Highland Dancing, Field and Track and Heavy Events, Childrens Races. Contact: Yvonne MacKay, Sangamore, Durness. IV27 4PZ. Tel: 01971 511343.

NORTH UIST HIGHLAND GAMES. Event Date: Friday 24th July 2009 at 10.00am. Location: Balone Field, North Uist. Nearest Town: Tigharry, North Uist. Airport: Inverness.
Usual Events. Contact: Paul Wilkie, Tynecastle, Grenitote, North Uist, HS6 5BP. Tel: 01876 500239. 

136th AIRTH HIGHLAND GAMES. Event Date: Saturday 25th July 2009 at 11am. Location: North Greens Park, Airth. Nearest Towns: Falkirk, Stirling, Airport: Edinburgh.
Special Events: BRITISH OPEN PROFESSIONAL HIGHLAND DANCING CHAMPIONSHIPS. Commence 11.30. Usual Events: Running Track and Field and Heavy Events, Cycling Tug O War, Wrestling. Contact: Alex Detlaff, 36 Paul Drive, Airth, Falkirk, FK2 8LA. Tel: 01324 831712.

113th DUFFTOWN HIGHLAND GAMES. Event Date: Saturday 25th July 2009. Location: Mortlach School Sports Field, Dufftown, Grampian. Nearest Town: Dufftown, Elgin, Huntly. Airport: Inverness and Dyce Aberdeen. Special Events: Ben Rinnes 5 tops Hill Race, Overseas Visitors Race. Usual Events: Massed Pipe Bands, Track and Field, Heavy Events, Tug O War, Solo Piping, Highland Dancing. Contact: A Brown, Ashville, Church Street, Dufftown, AB55 4AR. Tel: 01340 820342. Dance Convener: A Milne, Kildonnan, Lower Cabrach, By Huntly, AB54 4EH. Tel: (44) 1466 702266.

HALKIRK HIGHLAND GAMES (Established 1886). Event Date: Saturday 25th July 2009 At 1230. Location: Halkirk Nr Thurso, Caithness. Nearest Towns: Halkirk, Thurso, Wick. Airport: Wick & Inverness. Links to London. Special Event: Piobaireacvhd, Usual Events: Light Field, Heavy Events and Track Events, Cycling, Highland Dancing, Solo Piping, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Tug O War, Novelty and Childrens Races, Games Night Dance. Contact: Charlie Millar, Ashleigh, 43 Church Street, Halkirk. Tel: 01847 831287.

KILMORE AND KILBRIDE HIGHLAND GAMES. Date of Event: Saturday 25th July 2009. Location: In the grounds of Glenfeochan House, Kilmore.(5 miles South of Oban). Nearest Town: Kilmore, Oban. Airport: Prestwick, Glasgow. Events: Solo piping, Dancing, Track and Field Events Heavy Events, Tug O War. Entries on Field. Catering and Trade Stands. Assistant Secretary: Lindy Walker, Knipoch Beag, Barndromin Farm, Knipoch, Oban, PA34 4QS. Tel: 01852 316279. Dancing Organiser: Sherryl Peter, 49 Combie Street, Oban, Argyll, PA34 4HS. Tel:01631 564 562.

LOCHABER HIGHLAND GAMES. Date of Event: Saturday 25th July 2009 at 10.30am. Location: An Aird, Fort William. Nearest Town: Fort William. Airport: Inverness.
Events: Light Field, Heavy Events and Track Events, Cycling, Highland Dancing, Solo Piping. Contact: Allan Lindsay, 14 Seafield Gardens, Fort William, PH33 6RJ. Tel: 01397 703711. Mobile: 07780 546191.

CALLANDER HIGHLAND GAMES. Event Date: Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th July 2009 at 1pm. Location: Callander Games Field. Nearest Town: Callander, Dunblane.  Airport: Glasgow. Usual Events: Traditional Highland Games and Strongman Events, pipe bands, Highland Dancing etc. Contact: Dan McKirgan, Myrtle Inn, Stirling Road, Callander Tel: 01877 330184. Fax: 01877 330228.

SOUTHEND HIGHLAND GAMES. Date of Event: Saturday 25th July 2009 at 6pm. Location: Hotel Park, Southend, by Campbelltown. Nearest Town: Southend, Campbelltown. Airport: Glasgow. Usual Events: Track and Field, Heavy Events, Piping. Contact: Mr Roger Rowland, Cnoc Araich, Southend, By Campbeltown, Argyll. Tel No 01586 830 312.

LUSS (LOCH LOMOND) HIGHLAND GATHERING Est 1875.Event Date: Sunday 26th July 2009 11.00am. Location: Luss, Alexandria, Loch Lomond. Nearest Town: Luss, Balloch, Dunbarton. Airport: Glasgow, Prestwick, International. Usual Events: Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, SOBHD rules, Track and Field and Heavyweights, Hill Race, Tossing the Sheaf, Cycling, Wrestling. Local and Open Events. Contact Secretary: Anne Paterson, 8 Charlotte Street, Dumbarton. Tel: 01389 762854.

ST. ANDREWS HIGHLAND GAMES. Event Date: Sunday 26th July 2009. Location: North Haugh , St.Andrews. Nearest Towns: St. Andrews, Kirkaldy, Dunfermline. Airport: Edinburgh, Links To London. Special Events: European Heavyweight Championship, 1600 Metres Footrace Championship. Usual Events: Highland Dancing, Solo Piping, Cycling, Running, Heavy Events, Field Events. Contact: Ian Grieve, 54 Crawford Gardens, St. Andrews, Fife. KY16 8XQ. Tel: (44) 1334 476305.

ARISAIG HIGHLAND GAMES. Date of Event: Wednesday 29th July 2009 at 12.30pm. Location: Traigh Farm, Arisaig. Nearest towns: Arisaig, Mallaig. Airport: Inverness. Events: Traditional Highland Games, Highland dancing, Heavy Events, Solo Piping Competitions, Track and Field Events, Games dance at 10pm. Contact: Allan MacDonald. Tel: 01687 450 604.

The 14th KILLIN HIGHLAND GAMES. Event Date: Wednesday 29th July 2009a t 10.30am. Parade starts at Dochart Bridge 1.00pm, Opening 1.30pm. Location: Breadalbane Park, Killin. Nearest Towns: Killin, Crianlarich, Callander. Airport: Glasgow, Edinburgh. Events: Piping Competitions, Dancing Competitions, Celebrity Appearance, World Strongmen Events, Open Hill Race, Childrens Races, Local Tossing the Caber Competition, Fly Fishing Demonstration and Casting Competition, Side Shows, Amusements and Stalls. Contact: Mr Charles Grant, Beechcroft, Main Street, Killin, Perthshire. FK21 8UW. Tel: 01567 820342.

ABOYNE HIGHLAND GAMES. Event Date: Saturday 1st August 2009 at 10.30am. Location: Aboyne Green, Aboyne. Nearest Town: Aboyne, Aberdeen. Airport: Dyce Aberdeen. Links To London. Special Events: Marquee Dance on FRIDAY. Novice events 10.30 am. Usual Events: Heavyweights, Hill Race, Tug O War, Light and Field Events, Highland Dancing, Solo Piping and Massed Pipe Bands. Contact: Morag McBeath, 29 Ladywood Drive, Aboyne, AB34 5HA. 013398 86049.

NEWTONMORE HIGHLAND GAMES. Event Date: Saturday 1st August 2009. Location: The Eilan, Newtonmore. Nearest Towns: Newtonmore, Kingussie. Airport: Inverness, Aberdeen. Pipe Band Festival, Dancing 12.30, Track and Field 1pm, Traditional Heavy Events 12 noon, Piping 11.30am, Craig Dhu Hill Race 3.15pm, Games Official Opening 1pm, Codonas Shows, Display by Spartans Gynmastic Club. Trade Stall and Beer Tent, Major Sponsor Dalwhinnie Distillery, A Great Day Out for All the Family, Usual Events: Track and Field, Heavy Events, Hill race. Contact: Mr T Robertson, Tel: 01540 673348.

STRATHCONON HIGHLAND GAMES. Date of Event Saturday 1st August 2009 at 12 noon. Location: Strathconon. Nearest Towns: Dingwall, Inverness. Airport: Inverness. Usual Events: Hill Race, Heavy Events, Clay Pigeon Shoot, Adult and Childrens Races, Field Events. A Games which tries to keep a more traditional, non professional feel to the day. It is in the original spirit of Highland Games. Secretary: James Mackay, 3 Bridgend, Strathconon, Muir-of-Ord, Ross-shire, Highland, IV6 7QQ. Tel: 01997477235. Convener: William Fraser, Tel: 01997 477219.

158th BRIDGE OF ALLAN HIGHLAND GAMES. Date of Event: Sunday 2nd August 2009. Location: Games Park, Bridge of Allan. Nearest Town: Bridge of Allan, Stirling. Airport: Edinburgh. Glasgow. Special Events: Scottish Wrestling Championship 13st 7lb, Scottish Cycling Grass Track Championship, Heavyweight Championships, Pipe Band Contest: Grades I, II, III, IV.  Highland Dancing, Track and Field events, Heavy events, Cycling, Wrestling. Contact Secretary: Richard W McMahon CA, 35 Roman Way, Dunblane, FK15 9DJ. Tel: 01786 822615.

MALLAIG and MORAR HIGHLAND GAMES. Date of Event: Sunday 2nd August 2009 at 12 noon. Location: The Lovat Memorial Field, Morar. Nearest Town: Mallaig, Morar, Arisaig, Fort William. Airport: Inverness. Events: Junior Highland Games, Piping, Solo Piping, Piobaireachd, March, Strathspey, Highland Dancing, Light Field and Junior Athletics, International Relay Race, Heavy Events, lots of childrens events. Contact: Colin Buchanan, 24 Acorn Crescent, Larbert, Stirlingshire.Tel:01324 552841.

MONTROSE HIGHLAND GAMES and Heavy Horse Show.Date of Event: Sunday 2nd August 2009 Dancing and Local 10 am Open 12 pm. Location: East Links, Montrose. Nearest Town: Montrose, Aberdeen, Dundee. Airport: Dyce, Aberdeen. Links to London. Special Events: World Caber Championship, Tug O War Championships, Clydesdale Horses, Solo Piping Piobaireachd Supreme Championship, Dog Show, Usual Events: Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Running, Cycling, Heavyweights. Contact: Gladys Lumgair, South Balmakelly, Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire, AB30 1UR.

DORNOCH HIGHLAND GATHERING. Event Date:  Friday 7th August 2009 at 10:30am. Location: The Meadows Park, Dornoch. Nearest Town: Dornoch, Tain, Inverness. Airport: Inverness links to London. Usual Events: Heavy Events, Track and Field events, Cycling, Solo Piping, Highland Dancing. Contact: Joan Buchanan, 57 Old Perth Road, Inverness, IV2 3RJ. Tel or Fax 01463 223745.

DUNDONALD GAMES. Event Date: Saturday 8th August 2009 at 12pm. Location: Dundonald. Nearest towns: Kilmarnock, Ayr, Prestwick, Troon, Irvine. Airport: Prestwick or Glasgow. Special Events: Pipe Band Contest Open, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4. Highland Dancing Display, Heavy Events Display, Tug-o-war etc, 10Km road Race on Wednesday evening preceding the Games.

INVERKEITHING HIGHLAND GAMES. Event Date: Saturday 8th August 2009. Location: Inverkeithing, Fife. Nearest Town: Inverkeithing, Dunfermline. Edinburgh. Airport: Edinburgh. Links to London. Special Events: Scottish 6400 Metres Cycle Championship, Pipe Band and Drum Major Contest. Usual Events: Heavy Events, Cycling, Running, Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Tug O War, Wrestling. Contact: Ian Campbell.

THE BORDER GATHERING. Event Date: Thursday 6th at 6pm - Sunday 9th August 2009 at 12pm.
Location: Park Farm, Dumfries. Nearest Towns: Dumfries. Airport: Newcastle. Events: Border Ballads, Heavy Events, Track and Field, Pipe Bands, Highland Dancing, Border Historical Re-enactment, Wellie Throwing championships, Axe Throwing, Circus Workshop. Contact:  Madam M McKerrell of Hillhouse, Magdalene House, Lochmaben, Dumfries. Tel: 01387 810439.

ABERNETHY HIGHLAND GAMES First took place in 1880.Event Date: Saturday 8th August 2009 Always 2nd Saturday in August. Location: Playing Fields, Nethybridge. Nearest Towns: Aviemore, Grantown-on-Spey. Airport: Inverness. Events: Heavy Event, Piping Competition, Track Events, Highland Dancing, Spectacular March onto the field of over 100 pipers in the grand massed bands display, followed by members of the Clan Grant Society who travel from all round the world for their annual gathering, Codona's Sideshows, trade stalls and a full catering and refreshment service  add to the attractions. Spectators can make a full day out by travelling from Aviemore or Boat of Garten on the Strathspey Railway's steam trains to Broomhill where a free bus service takes passengers to Nethybridge. Events start at 10.30am, with the official opening at 1.15
pm following the entrance of the massed pipe bands and parade by the Clan Grant. Car Parking is free. Contact: 01479 821492.

ATHOLL AND BREADALBANE HIGHLAND GATHERING. Event Date: Saturday 8th August 2009. Location: Nearest Towns: Aberfeldy, Pitlochry. Airport: Edinburgh, Dundee, Glasgow, Aberdeen. Events: Heavy Event, Piping Competition, Track Events, Highland dancing. Contact: Morag Kennedy, Highland Glen Producers Ltd, 1 Crieff Road, Aberfeldy. Phone: 01887 820666 Fax: 01887 829600.

BRODICK HIGHLAND GAMES. Event Date: Saturday 8th August 2009. Location: Ormidale Park, Brodick, Isle of Arran. Nearest Town: Brodick, Isle of Arran, Mainland - Ardrossan. Airport: Glasgow. Events: Heavy Events, Track and Field, Solo Piping, Highland Dancing. Contact Secretary: Mr J. Dinwoodie, Kilreen Brodick, Isle of Arran, KA27 8AF. Tel: 01770 302290.

Royal British Legion Mey Highland Games. Event Date: Saturday 8th August 2009 13.00pm. Location: Queens Park, Mey, Caithness. Events: Honorary president - HRH Prince of Wales, Heavy Events, Track and Field, Solo Piping, Highland Dancing.

14th NORTH BERWICK HIGHLAND GAMES. Event Date: Saturday 8th August 2009 at 10.30am. Location Recreation Park, North Berwick, Near Edinburgh. Nearest Towns: North Berwick, Dunbar, Gullane. Airport: Edinburgh. Events: Scottish Amateur Heavy Championships, Piping Competition, Highland Dancing, Heavy Events, Track and Field Events.

STRATHPEFFER HIGHLAND GATHERING. Event Date: Saturday 8th August 2009. Location: Castle Leod, Strathpeffer, Nr Dingwall, Ross-shire. Nearest Town: Strathpeffer, Dingwall. Airport: Inverness. Links to London. Events: Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Running, Field Events, Heavy events, Tug O War, Cycling, Piping Competition, 3 Pipe Bands. Contact: G.R.Spark, Glenesk, Strathpeffer, IV14 9AT, Tel: 01997 421348.

PERTH HIGHLAND GAMES. Event Date: Sunday 9th August 2009. Location: South Inch Perth. Nearest Town: Perth, Stirling, Edinburgh, Dundee. Airport: Edinburgh, links to London. Special events: Pipe Band Contest, Grades 1, 11, 111, 1V. Also Cycling 1000 Metres Championship, Running 90 Metres Championship. Other Events: Highland Dancing, Solo Piping, Tug O War, and Field events including Heavyweights. Contact: Andrew Rettie, 24 Florence Place, Perth. Tel: 01738 627782. Fax 01738 639622.

132nd BALLATER HIGHLAND GAMES. Event Date: Thursday 13th August 2009. Location: Monaltrie Park, Ballater, Aberdeenshire. Nearest Town: Ballater, Aberdeen. Airport: Dyce, Aberdeen. Links To London. Special Events: Piping Championship Piobaireachd Piping for Under 17's. Full Programme: Heavy, Light and Athletic Events, Tug O War, Hill Race, Highland Dancing, Solo Piping. Note: Always 2nd Thursday in August. Contact: Edward Anderson, P.O.Box 2, Ballater, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5RZ Tel: 01339 755771.

TAIN HIGHLAND GATHERING. Event Date: Thursday 13th August 2009 at 10am. Hill Race - 13th August. Location: Glenmorangie Field (By Route A9) At Tain on Route A9, East coast, Ross-shire. Nearest Town: Tain, Inverness and Invergordon. Airport:  Inverness 32 Miles Links to Major Airports. Special Events: British Championship Medals For Light and Heavy Hammers, Solo Piping Senior and Junior Open, Highland Dancing All Categories, Open Light Field and Light Track, Heavy Events Including Caber. Hill Race - 13th August. Tug-O-War, Cycling and Childrens events. Contact: Fiona Sutherland, 2 Robertson Drive, Alness, Ross-shire. Telephone 01349 884149.

ASSYNT HIGHLAND GATHERING. Event Date: Friday 14th August 2009. Location: Culag Park, Lochinver, Sutherland.West Coast. Nearest Town: Lochinver. Airport: Inverness. Special Events: North of Scotland Trout and Salmon Fly Casting Championships, Craft and Flower Show, Assynt Pipe Band and Dancers. Events: Highland Dancing, Solo Piping, Field and Track Events, Heavyweights, Tug O War, Hill Race. Contact: Angus McEwan, 8 Inverkirkaig, Lochinver, Sutherland, IV27 4LR. Tel: 01571 844647.

GLENFINNAN HIGHLAND GAMES. Nearest Town: Glenfinnan, Fort William. Airport: Inverness. Events: A uniquely traditional Highland Gathering set in the internationally famous setting - where the Jacobite standard was raised in 1745, going to this games is like getting trapped in Brigadoon, make sure you get out before midnight. Contact: R Mackellaig, Tel: 01397 722234.

24th HELMSDALE AND DISTRICT HIGHLAND GAMES. Date of Event: Saturday 15th August 2009 at 10.00am. Location: Couper Park, Helmsdale. Near Route A9. Nearest Town: Helmsdale, Wick, Inverness. Airport: Inverness. Special Events: Scottish Hill Race Championship. Other Events: Heavy, Light and Track, also cycling. Highland Dancing, Solo Piping, Fly Casting, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Tug O War, Novelty and Children's Races. Games Secretary - Alastair Leitch: Tel or Fax 01431-821679.

NAIRN HIGHLAND GAMES. Date of Event: Saturday 15th August 2009. Location: The Links, Nairn. Nearest Town: Nairn, Forres, Inverness. Airport: Inverness Features: Linked with Moscow Highland Games. Usual Events: Piping competition, Junior Piping Comp. Highland Dancing, Athletics and Heavy Events, Tug O War. Contact: Eleanor Somerville.

CAITHNESS HIGHLAND GATHERING. Event Date: Sunday 16th August 2009. Location: John O'Groats Hotel Field, Caithness.  Nearest Town: Wick, Thurso, John O'Groats. Airport: Inverness; Usual Events: Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Heavy and Field and Foot Racing, 112 Stone Tug O War, Cycling, Childrens Races. Contact: Pauline Bain, 11 Thriepland Place, Spittal, Wick, Caithness. Tel: 01847 841268.

CORTACHY HIGHLAND GAMES AND HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY. Event Date:  Sunday 16th August 2009. Location:  Games Field, Cortachy Castle Grounds. Nearest Town: Kirriemuir. Airport: Dundee Rail: Dundee and Perth. Events: Piping Events, Highland Dancing, Field Events - Local and Open, Horticultural Competitions - Flowers, Vegetables and Fruit, Industrial Section, Children's Section, Carved Stick Competition, Photographic Competition and Dog Show. Contact: Mark Hodgkinson 01575 540291.

CRIEFF HIGHLAND GATHERING. Event Date: Sunday 16th August 2009 at 12.00pm. Location: Market Park. Nearest Town: Crieff, Perth. Airport: Edinburgh. Featuring: Scottish Heavyweight Championship, Pipe Band Competition Grades 1,11,111 and 1V. Usual Events: Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Running, Cycling, Light and Track Events, Heavyweight events, Tug O War. Contact: Mr A Rettie, Tel: 01738 627782. Fax 01738 639622.

GLENISLA HIGHLAND GAMES. Event Date: Friday 21st August 2009. Location: Glenisla Haugh Field, Glenisla. Traditional Highland Games, Dancing, Piping, Hill race, Heavy Events, Kids races. Contact: Lorna Davidson, Doonies Farmhouse, Glenisla, Alyth, Perthshire. PH11 8PJ. Tel: 01575 582349.

BUTE HIGHLAND GAMES. Event Date: Saturday 22nd August 2009. Location: Rothesay, Isle of Bute. Nearest Towns: Rothesay. Isle of Bute. Ferry: from Skelmorlie. Airport: Glasgow. Events: Local Events, Open Events Light Field, Heavy Events, Backhold Wrestling, International Highland Dancing Competition, Pipe Band and Drum Major Contests. Contact: Rothesay Tourist Information. 01700 502151.

GLENURQUHART HIGHLAND GATHERING. Event Date: Saturday 22nd August 2009 at 13.30pm. Location: Westfield, Drumnadrochit, on Loch Ness. Nearest Towns: Drumnadrochit, Inverness. Airport: Inverness. Events: All Heavy Events, Tug O War, Highland Dancing, Achomy Hill Race, Track and Field, Pipe Band, Fun-Fair - Trade Stands. Contact: Mrs M. Girvan, Tel: 01456476367.

INVERGORDON HIGHLAND GATHERING. Event Date: Saturday 22nd August 2009 at 13.00pm. Location: Academy Playing Fields, Invergordon. Nearest Towns: Invergordon, Tain, Inverness. Airport: Inverness, Links To London. Events: Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Usual Athletic and Field Events. Contact: Alison Stewart, Tel: 01862 893952.

The 161st LONACH HIGHLAND GATHERING. Date of Event: Saturday 22nd August 2009 at 8am (aye that'll be right). Location: Bellabeg Park, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire. Nearest Town: Alford, Aberdeen. Airport: Dyce Aberdeen. Events: March of The Lonach Clansmen, Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Field and Track and Heavy events. Contact: Mr George Thomson, Tel: 019756 51297.

128th STRATHARDLE HIGHLAND GATHERING. Date of Games: Saturday 22nd August 2009 at 11.30am. Location: Bannerfield, Kirkmichael. Nearest Towns: Kirkmichael, Blairgowrie, Pitlochry. Airport: Edinburgh or Glasgow. Rail Station: Pitlochry. Special Events: Agricultural Show 09.30am. Parade to Field 12.45pm, Highly Competative Tug O War Local and Open Tug O War. Other Events: Open piping, Highland Dancing, Field and Track Heavy Weight Events, Plus other Highland Gathering Events. Contact: Peter Hart Tel: H: 01575 582248 M: 07719295837.

GRANTOWN-ON-SPEY HIGHLAND GAMES. Event Date: Sunday 23th August 2009. Location: Heithfield Park, Grantown-on-Spey. Nearest Town: Granton-on-Spey, Airport: Inverness, Links to London. Special Event: 56lb Weight for Distance Championship. Usual Events: Highland Dancing, Solo Piping, Open Tug O War, Running, Cycling, Field and Heavy Events, Mass Pipe Bands.
Contact: Mrs E Watt Tel: 01479 873237.

ARGYLLSHIRE (OBAN) HIGHLAND GATHERING. Event Date: Thursday 27th August 2009 at 10.00. Location: Mossfield Park, Oban. Nearest Town: Oban, Glasgow. Airport: Prestwick, Glasgow. Featuring: Wednesday 23rd - Piping Competition, incl. Highland Society of London's Gold Medal and the Argyllshire Gathering Silver Medal Thursday 25th - Open Piping and Dancing, Athletics, Track and Field, Hill Race, Tug O War, Fun Races, Visitors Races, Childrens Events and Shinty (Like wild hockey). Contact: Pauline MacKeirnanm, Tel: 01631 562671.

COWAL HIGHLAND GATHERING Always Last W/end in August. Event Date: Thursday 27th, Friday 28th and Saturday 29th August 2009 at 8.30am. Location: Dunoon Sports Stadium. Nearest Towns: Dunoon, Ferry from Gourock. Airport: Glasgow. Events: Local Events, School Athletics, Open Events Light Field, Heavy Events, Backhold Wrestling, International Highland Dancing Competition, Solo Piping, Pipe Band and Drum Major Contest.

BIRNAM HIGHLAND GAMES. Date of Event: Saturday 29th August 2009 (Always last Saturday in August). Location: Little Dunkeld, Perthshire. Nearest town: Birnam, Perth. Airport: Edinburgh, Links to London. Events: World Haggis Eating Championship and Kiltie Dash, Blairgowrie and Rattray Pipe Band, Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Tug O War, Field and Track Events, Heavy Events Cycling. Excellent Cash Prizes. Contact: Peter Greig, Tel. +44 (0)1350 728 826.

THE BRAEMAR GATHERING. Event Date: Saturday 5th September 2009 (Always 1st Sat in Sept). Nearest Town: Braemar, Aberdeen. Airport: Dyce, Aberdeen, Links to London. Special Event: Queens Visit Plus other members of The Royal Household. 80 metres British Championship. Pre-entry required for Piping, Dancing, Track and Hill race. Mass Band Display. Usual Events: Highland Dancing, Solo Piping, Light and Heavy events, Tug O War. Contact: Mr W Meston, Tel: 01339 755377.

BLAIRGOWRIE HIGHLAND GAMES. Date of Event: Sunday 6th September 2009. Location: Bogles Field, Essendy Road, Blairgowrie. Nearest Towns: Blairgowrie, Dundee and Perth Airport: Edinburgh, Links To London. Special event: Dog show, 4 mile Hill Race Clan Gathering. Usual events: Highland Dancing, Solo Piping, Running, Field, Heavy Events, Tug O War, Cycling, Highland Battle. Contact: Blairgowrie Tourist Information Centre, 26 Wellmeadow, Blairgowrie. Tel: 01250 872960.

PITLOCHRY HIGHLAND GAMES. Event Date: Saturday 12th September 2009 at 11:00 am. Location Pitlochry, Perthshire. Nearest Town: Pitlochry, Perth and Dundee. Airport: Edinburgh. Special Events: MASSED PIPE BANDS, Solo Piping. Pipe Bands Grades 1 & 11, Highland Dancing Competition SOBHD Rules, Light Field Heavy Events - Venue of 1997 World Hammer throw record of 153' 1".Track events, Tug-O-War, Cycling, Charity Stalls.
Contact Secretary: June Templeman, Tel: 01796 473488.

PEEBLES HIGHLAND GAMES. Event Date: Sunday 13th September 2009 at 11am. Location: Hay Lodge Park, Peebles. Nearest Towns: Peebles, Galashiels. Airport: Edinburgh. Events: Highland Games, Pipe Band Comp, Highland Dancing, Heavy Events, Tug o War, Stalls. Contact: Mr K J MacPherson Tel: 01721 722129.

INVERCHARRON HIGHLAND GAMES. Event Date: Saturday 19th September 2009 Third week Sept. Location: Balblair Farm, Bonar Bridge. Nearest Town: Bonar Bridge, Lairg, and Inverness. Airport: Dalcross, Inverness (44 Miles) Links to Major Airports. Events: Caber, Shot Putt, Hammer, Tug-O-War, Solo Piping Senior and Junior Open Highland Dancing, Light Field and Track, Cycling, Heavy Events, Hill Race. Secretary and Treasurer: Mrs Alex Richards, Free Church Manse, Migdale, Bonar Bridge, Sutherland. IV24 3AP. Tel: 01863 766028. Assistant Secretary: Mr Michael Baird, The Bank House, Bonar Bridge, Sutherland, IV24 3EB. Tel: 01863 766726. 



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