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Highland Games – A Holiday Must!

Oban Games

If you are in the Oban and Lorn area in the summer you should try to attend one of the many Highland Games that are within an easy drive – as listed below. The Oban Games – The Argyllshire Gathering – is one of the largest in Scotland and attracts international visitors and competitors to its events, many of which are for Scottish championship titles. In the solo Piping, the competitions are for World championship titles. These are the pre-eminent piping competitions in the world and the only ones of this standard still to be held in the great outdoors. Full details of all the Track and Field, Dancing and Piping competitions at the Argyllshire Gathering can be found online at www.obangames.com

July

Taynuilt Highland Games
Location: Taynuilt Sports Field
Events: Highland Dancing, Piping Events, Track and Field Events, Tossing the Caber, Stalls
Website: www.taynuilthighlandgames.com

Inveraray Highland Games 
Location: Castle Grounds, Inveraray 
Events: Running, Cycling, Heavy Weights, Solo Piping, Wrestling, Light Field, Highland Dance
Website: www.inveraray-games.co.uk

Mull Highland Games 
Location: Erray Park, Mull 
Events: Heavy Weights, Light Field, Highland Dance

Balquhidder, Lochearnhead & Strathyre Highland Games 
Location: Lochearnhead 
Events: Heavy Weights, Running, Solo Piping, Light Field, Highland Dance
Website: www.lochearnheadhighlandgames.co.uk

Kilmore & Kilbride Highland Games 
Location: To be confirmed
Events: Running, Heavy Weights, Solo Piping, Highland Dance

August

Argyllshire Gathering (Oban) 
Location: Mossfield Park, Argyllshire 
Events: Running, Solo Piping, Light Field, Highland Dance
Website: www.obangames.com

Cowal Highland Gathering  
Location:  Dunoon Stadium, Dunoon, Argyll 
Events: Highland Dancing, Heavy Athletics, Pipe Band, Solo Piping
Plus: (Sat only) Ceilidh Tent, Children’s Tent, March Past, Town Parade, Fireworks, Food from Argyll, Market Stalls
Website: www.cowalgathering.com