Highland Games in Scotland at Atholl Estates

Atholl Estates hosts a huge number of events every year, from one of the most popular Highland Games in Scotland to the Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair. There are also many smaller events, which are sure to entertain the whole family.

The first major event of the year is the Atholl Highlanders Parade and Highland Gathering. This takes place on the Bank Holiday Weekend at the end of May.

The weekend features performances by the Atholl Highlanders award-winning Pipe and Drums band, as well as Highland dancing, races and lots of food and drink, with the centrepiece of the event being the traditional Highland Games.

Athletes from across the globe travel to Atholl Estates to take part in Highland Games in Scotland. The events include the:

  • Caber toss
  • Hammer throw
  • Shot put
  • Tug o’ war

If you enjoy Highland games in Scotland, the event at Atholl Estates will give you the perfect opportunity to witness some unbelievable feats of strength.

Other Events at Atholl Estates

Aside from visiting or participating in Highland Games in Scotland, you can also come to Atholl Estates for the Blair Castle International Horse Trials.

This features an assortment of equestrian events, as well as offering lots to see and do that isn’t horse related. Taking place during the August Bank Holiday weekend, this four-day event is fun for all the family.

The Ranger Service also provides tours of the grounds throughout the year. Children’s events include:

  • Bug hunts
  • Tadpole fishing
  • Squirrel watching
  • Wildlife tours
  • Hikes

To find out more about Highland Games in Scotland, and other events at Atholl Estates, use the menu on the left.


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