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
28lb weight for distance
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
Tickets on sale now.