29th May 2022
Castle events, Childrens events

Atholl Gathering 2022

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The Atholl Gathering and Highland Games return to Blair Castle after the unfortunate cancellation last year.

The Atholl Highlanders officially open the Highland Games with a ‘March On’, led by the sound of their pipes and drums.

Strongmen from around Scotland take centre stage to battle it out. Events include tossing the caber, putting the shot and throwing the hammer.

Plenty of other attractions, such as highland dancing, tug o’ war, solo piping, trade stands and refreshments provide a fun day out for all the family.

Programme of events:

9.30 am: Gates open.

10.30 am: Piping and Highland Dancing competitions begin

11.00 am: Local Heavyweights competitions begin.

12.30 pm onwards: Open Heavies competition

Scottish Heavyweight Events

Light hammer

28lb weight for distance

Shot putt


Cannon push

56lb weight over the bar


1.15 pm: Atholl Highlanders march into the Arena

1.30 pm: Formal opening of the Games by Michael Murray, Marquis of Tullibardine The Highlanders’ Dash

2.15 pm: onwards Family races

Atholl Highlanders races, dancing and Tug o’ War

Atholl Highlander annual trophy presentation

3.00 pm: Open Tug o’ War competition

4.15 pm: onwards Awards Ceremony


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