The Atholl Gathering takes place on the Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May every year. This unrivalled spectacle gives locals and visitors alike the chance to participate in a unique Highland tradition that has persisted for generations. The two day Atholl Gathering weekend consists of The Atholl Highlanders’ Parade on Saturday followed by the Highland Games on Sunday.
Atholl Highlanders Parade – 26th May 2018
The Atholl Highlanders’ Talk, 11am
Discover more about the fascinating history of the Atholl Highlanders, Blair Castle’s private army, then watch the annual parade in the afternoon. This special talk in the castle ballroom explains how the regiment was granted their colours and the history and tradition behind the annual parade.
The talk will be led by Keren Guthrie, Castle Archivist and members of the Atholl Highlander regiment will be in attendance. There will be an opportunity for photographs at the end of the talk. Duration: approximately 1 hour. Admission: £5 (plus castle and gardens admission)
The Atholl Highlanders’ Parade, 2.30pm
The annual inspection of Europe’s last remaining private army, the Atholl Highlanders. The army parades on the forecourt of historic Blair Castle, accompanied by the sound of their magnificent pipes and drums.
Beginning at 2.30pm and continuing for about an hour, the Highlanders’ Parade is a truly memorable experience for everyone involved, harking back to Scotland’s rich cultural heritage with flair, spectacle and pride.
Admission: Gardens Admission fee applies
For more information on the Parade please contact the Blair Castle offices on [email protected] or 01796 481 207.
More details can be found here
The programme for the weekend can be found here