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Admission Prices

Adults £8
Children (5 - 16 years) £2
Car Parking £2.
Tickets available on the day, no credit card facilities available gate.
Dogs welcome on leads.


Venue: Recreation Ground, Ferry Rd,

Pitlochry PH16 5DZ

Events commence at 10.30am . Admission tickets only available on the day - no limit to number attending - plenty room for all.

Due to a very large Waiting List for Stalls we are not accepting any further inquiries for 2020


Please look on www.shga.co.uk for a report on 2018 Games by Shane Fenton.

Thanks to all who have written and emailed to say how much they enjoyed 2018 Games.

We had a crowd of around 7,000 from all over the World, who witnessed great Competitions throughout the day, bathed in glorious sunshine



Some info on the Games - timings might be slightly different but nothing major

No cover if wet . Wear Strong footwear

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Overseas Tent for visitors to drop in for glass of wine and some light food.

Plenty of foodstalls around the Arena.

Highland Dancing Competitions - all day

Individual Piping Competitions - all day

Pipe Bands - Parade down Atholl Road from 11.45 hrs and their Competition starts at 1.00 pm (around 17 Bands).

Heavy Events - Tossing the Caber, Throwing the Hammer etc - these Events take place throughout the day

Track Events - Running Cycling Childrens Races etc - all day

Tug o'War Championship - afternoon

Drum Majors Demo around 1645 if time permits

Massed Bands around 5pm.

Pitlochry Highland Games has been hosting competitors and enthralling spectators since 1852.

Pitlochry Highland Games hosts a number of competitions including:

  • British Tug o' War 
  • Perthshire Heavyweight League sponsored by Pitlochry Highland Games
  • Junior Heavyweight Event 
  • Perthshire Dancing League 
  • Perthshire Junior Piping League 
  • Scottish Athletics Clubs Junior Relay Final sponsored by PHG and The Enchanted Forest
  • Scottish Junior Jumps Championship
  • Street parade of Pipe Bands
    Commencing at 11.45 am sponsored by Edradour Distillery followed by individual Pipe Band Championship and ending with Mass Parade of Pipe Bands
  • 1600 metres scratch – Scottish Championship & Championship of the Highlands
  • Perthshire Inter Primary School relay competition
  • 3200 metres cycle race – Championship of the Highlands
  • Drum Majors’ demonstration
  • running and cycling events
  • heavy events and tug of war
  • high jump, long jump and triple jump
  • Highland dancing events
  • individual piping and Pipe Band competitions
  • childrens’ races

“A day out at Pitlochry is a day to treasure”

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Next year's Games will be held on Saturday 12th September 2020

Pitlochry Highland Games Secretary: June Templeman | Tel:+44 (0)1796 473488 | Email: secretary@pitlochryhighlandgames.co.uk | Privacy Policy

Registered as a Scottish Charity under Scottish Charity Number SC041070

Thanks to Bill Robertson and Colin Liddell for the photographs.