Pitlochry Highland Games
A spectacle not to be missed, the Pitlochry Highland Games has been hosting competitors and enthralling spectators since 1852. One of the busiest weekends of the year in Pitlochry, this event is hugely popular celebrating Scottish Highland culture and heritage, especially that of the Scottish Highlands.
Events include Pipe Band competitions, Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Tossing the Caber, Throwing the Hammer, Putting the Stone, Tug of War and many track events like cycling, high jump, long jump and adult and children foot races. This event offers fantastic all day entertainment, finishing in the evening with the massed band finale.
The Pitlochry Highland Games were one of the first re-established in Scotland, in 1852. For a time until 1921, the Games were known as the Pitlochry Athletic Sports and were considered one of only a few genuine meetings where Scottish, British and World records could be registered and some were achieved. The events staged at the Pitlochry Highland Games in recent years are remarkably similar to those featuring in the Games Programme one hundred years earlier.