The Pitlochry Highland Games returns for 2017, a popular annual event first held in 1852 and always a fitting finale to the Games season. Events commence from 9am with admission on the gate.
Taking place at the Recreation Ground in Pitlochry, the Games attract a crowd in the region of 6,000 drawn by the prospect of witnessing a large field of quality track and field athletes alongside an excellent contingent of dancers and Pipe Bands.
See below for a guide to the day’s events with (approximate) start times.
09.00 Junior Solo Piping
10.00 Junior Heavy Events – Sponsored by Texacloth UK Ltd
10.30 Local Highland Dancing and Local Heavy Events
11.00 Solo Piping
11.30 Highland Perthshire Primary Schools’ Relay
12.00 Edradour Caledonia Pipe Band Parade: (Parade commences at 11.40 am down Atholl Road)
Individual Pipe Bands will arrive at the Ground and march around the Arena
12.30 Track and Field Events: Open Heavy Events
12.45 Presentation of Prizes for: The Pitlochry Highland Games Championship League, and Piob Mhor Dancing League
13.00 Pipe Band Contests
14.00—16.45 Open Highland Dancing , Open Track and Field Events
British Championship Tug of War – Sponsored by Stephen Country Homes
Scottish Athletics Club Relay (under 15) Final
16.45 Drum Majors’ Demonstration (if time permits)
17.00 Parade of Massed Pipe Bands (followed by the Prize-giving)
Action starts at the Pitlochry Highland Games from 9am finishing around 5.30pm.
Admission is on the day priced: Adults £8/Children (5 – 16 years) £2.
Car Parking £2/Programme £2.