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    The Atholl Gathering and Highland Games

  • When
    27 May 09:30 - 15:30
  • The Atholl Gathering takes place on Sunday, with the Atholl Highlanders officially opening the Highland Games with a ‘March On’, led again by the sound of their pipes and drums.

    Following the March On, heavyweight strong men from around Scotland take centre stage to battle it out in the Highland Games, which includes traditional events such as tossing the caber, putting the shot and throwing the hammer. Highland Games date back many centuries, with most of the events tracing their roots back to ancient Scottish battle weapons and fighting techniques. Local heavyweight athletes from the Perthshire League compete in the morning. Visit www.phga.co.uk for more information.

    Plenty of other attractions, such as highland dancing events, tug o’ war, solo piping, trade stands and refreshments provide a fun day out for all the family. All times are subject to change at the organiser’s discretion.

    For more information on either the Parade or the Gathering please contact the Blair Castle offices on office@blair-castle.co.ukor 01796 481 207.

    Tickets for the Atholl Gathering can only be purchased on the day by cash- the tickets will not sell out.