Highland games and gatherings in Royal Deeside
Scotland's Highland Games are renowned the world over as a unique event combining skills, culture, music and real Scottish hospitality
While the games still contain a very competitive element, the spectacle of Highland dancing and pipe bands combined with the tradition and excitement of the occasion make the Games a real highlight for any visitor lucky enough to be in Scotland at the right time
The origin of the Games are like most traditions lost in the mists of time - however the popularity of the Games is as strong as ever especially in the USA where there are many more Highland Games held than in Scotland!!
A typical Highland Games will include pipe band competitions, highland dancing and traditional feats of strength such as tossing the caber, throwing the hammer, the shot putt and a tug-of-war
For more information on the key Highland Games and Gatherings in Royal Deeside, click here