Argyll is famous for its festivals; highland games, highland dancing, and Scottish country music, to name a few. If you plan to visit during these times, you are strongly advised to book your accommodation well in advance as during the festivals there is an over whelming demand for accommodation. The festivals are all very well attended and people come from far and wide as these festivals are an established part of the Scottish festivals calendar. Most of the festivals have highland games, highland dancing, and music.
The Argyllshire Gathering is one of the oldest of the Highland Gatherings in Scotland. It is held every year, usually on the fourth Thursday of August. The Gathering is renowned for its highland games and music. Prices: adults £6.00, children £2.00 and car parking £2.00.
The next Gathering will be on August 25, 2016 at Oban.
Brodick Highland Games featuring Heavyweights, Light Field Events, Running, Solo Piping, Tug-of-War, and Wrestling are held annually, events starting at 1:30 p.m. For details contact: Secretary, J. Dinwoodie, Kilreen, Brodick, Isle of Arran, KA27 8AF. Telephone: 01770 302290.
The next games will be on August 6, 2016.
Cowal Highland Games are held annually on the last Friday and Saturday of August each year at the Stadium in Dunoon. For details contact: Ms. Janet Fletcher, Cowal Highland Gathering, 60 Argyll Street, Dunoon, PA23 7NE. Telephone: 01369 703206.
The next games will be on August 25-27, 2016 starting at 8:30am.
Inveraray Traditional Highland Games featuring Cycling, Heavyweights, Light Field Events, Running, Solo Piping, Tug-of-War, Wrestling, and Highland Dancing are held annually. For details contact: Secretary, Mrs. Margaret Mather, 16 Upper Riochan, Inveraray, Argyll, PA32 8UR. Telephone: 01499 302458. Handicapper: D. Campbell, 4 Paxton Crescent, Lochgelly, Fife, KY5 9ET. Telephone: 01592 781467. Dancing Organizer: Miss Myra Miller, 26 Anniversary Avenue, The Murray, East Kilbride, G75 9AU. Telephone: 01355 225277.
The next games will be on July 19, 2016 local events starting at 11.00 a.m.
Kilmore & Kilbride Highland Games featuring Heavyweights, Light Field Events, Solo Piping, Tug-of-War, Highland Dancing and Hill Race are held every year. The games will be held at Balinoe Field, (five miles South of Oban at the Head of Loch Feochan), Oban, Argyll. For details: Assistant Secretary, Lindy Walker, Knipoch Beag, Barndromin Farm, Knipoch, Oban, PA34 4QS. Telephone: 01852 316279, email. Dancing Organizer: Sherryl Peter, 49 Combie Street, Oban, Argyll, PA34 4HS. Telephone: 01631 564562.
The next games will be on Saturday, July 30, 2016.
Mull Traditional Highland Games featuring Heavyweights, Light Field Events, Solo Piping, Running and Highland Dancing are held every year. For details contact the Secretary, Florence Kirsop, Mosshill, Main Street, Tobermory, Isle of Mull, PA75 6NU. Telephone: 01688 302270. Handicapper: D. Campbell, 4 Paxton Crescent, Lochgelly, Fife, KY5 9ET. Telephone: 01592 781467. Dancing Organizer: Anna Bain, 21 Coronation Street, Coaltown, Glenrothes, Fife. KY7 6HX. Telephone: 01592 771425.
The next games will be on July 21, 2016 starting at 10:30 a.m.
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