North Inch, Perth, is the location for the Perth Highland Games one of the most popular events in the Highland Games calendar and this year taking place on Sunday 9 August.
Today’s Perth Highland Games include traditional heavyweight events like throwing weights and hammers and tossing the caber. In addition, there’s highland dancing, foot and cycle races, solo piping and the very popular pipe band contest with large numbers of overseas bands often taking part. A wide range of trade and craft stands will cater for shopping and catering needs with a fairground providing an amusement area for children of all ages.
Competitions start at 10am (full programme below) with action throughout the day including the Chieftains’ welcome at 1pm and Massed Pipe Bands at 5pm bringing the day.
🗝️ Gates open: 9am.
Outline Programme for Perth Games (All timings are approximate).
09:00 Gates open
10:00 Start of confined Heavyweight events; Highland Dancing (beginners & intermediates)
10:30 Pipe Bands
12:30 Start of track events
13:00 Chieftain’s welcome
13:30 Start of open Heavyweight events, Highland Dancing (Premier classes), Tug-O-War
14:00 Drum Majors
15:30 Pipe Bands
17:00 Massed Pipe Bands and presentation of Pipe Band trophies
🎟️ Tickets in advance are available to book online via the ‘Get Tickets’ link.
🎟️ Admission is on the day at the gate priced: Adults £10/Under 16s & Senior Citizens £5/Under 5s free.
🚊🚗 Travel tips: Public parking is not permitted on the North Inch. There is free parking available on a Sunday within walking distance of the Games field. More information via this map and guide on the Perth Highland Games website.