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DUFFTOWN HIGHLAND GAMES CANCELLED 2020

Next Games Saturday 31 July 2021

ABOUT

 

The Dufftown highland games have been held the last Saturday in July since 1892.  Today they are a taste of something Scottish for everybody.  A full programme of light and heavy events, massed pipe bands, highland dancing and hill races.  Visitors can take part in the overseas race -  an opportunity to participate in a northern highland games. Fun for the entire family and much more.

Whether you are a competitor in one of our many events, live in the area and looking for the perfect day out for the family, or have come to Scotland from any part of the world for your vacation, the Dufftown highland games is the ideal outing for you and your family.

Adult £8.00
Concession: £4.00 (under 16 and over 65)
Children under 5 free
Tickets available at the gate

 

A message from the Committee

DUFFTOWN HIGHLAND GAMES 2020 CANCELLED
As always, the health and wellbeing of our community, competitors, sponsors, loyal supporters and our committee is our top priority. After much discussion it is with regret and disappointment that the Committee has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Dufftown Highland Games following the latest Government updates on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.
The next Games will take place on Saturday 31 July 2021.

 

HISTORY

Highland games have a long history in Scotland. There is a tradition that clan chiefs held contests as long ago as the 11th century to find their fastest runners and toughest fighting men. This formed the basis of the games as we know them today.

Highland games are held throughout the year in Scotland and other countries as a way of celebrating Scottish culture and heritage, especially that of the Scottish highlands. Certain aspects of the games are so well known they have become symbolic of Scotland, such as the bagpipes, the kilt, and the heavy events, especially the caber toss. While centred on competitions in piping and drumming, dancing, and Scottish heavy athletics, the games also include entertainment and exhibits related to other aspects of Scottish culture.

Highland games today are devoted to preserving and promoting Scottish culture at its best, very often being the main highlight and focus of community life.  They are often the highlight of a visit to Scotland.

 

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