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Highland Games 

Nothing evokes the spirit of Scotland like the Highland Games! And throughout the summer, games are held all around Oban and Lorn, where you can witness athletic, dancing and piping prowess, browse stalls and indulge in Scottish fare- and you can even participate in the foot races! 


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. Plus there are many smaller games, where you can immerse yourself in the local culture.

Highland Games 2020 


Inveraray Highland Games 

July 21
Location: Castle Grounds, Inveraray 
Events: Running, Cycling, Heavy Weights, Solo Piping, Wrestling, Light Field, Highland Dance

Mull Highland Games 

July 23
Location: Erray Park, Mull 
Events: Heavy Weights, Light Field, Highland Dance

Taynuilt Highland Games

July 18
Location: Taynuilt Sports Field
Events: Highland Dancing, Piping Events, Track and Field Events, Tossing the Caber, Stalls

Balquhidder, Lochearnhead & Strathyre Highland Games 

July 25
Location: Lochearnhead 
Events: Heavy Weights, Running, Solo Piping, Light Field, Highland Dance


Argyllshire Gathering (Oban) 

August 27
Location: Mossfield Park, Argyllshire 
Events: Running, Solo Piping, Light Field, Highland Dance

Cowal Highland Gathering  

August 26 & 27
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