Atholl Gathering 2017
The Highland Gathering takes place on Sunday 28th May, with the Atholl Highlanders officially opening the Highland Games with a ‘March On’, led again by the sound of their pipes and the deep, sonorous booming of their drums.
Following the March On, heavyweight strong men from around Scotland take centre stage to battle it out in the Highland Games, which includes traditional events such as tossing the caber, putting the shot and throwing the hammer. Highland Games date back many centuries, with most of the events tracing their roots back to ancient Scottish battle weapons and fighting techniques. Local heavyweight athletes from the Perthshire League compete in the morning.
Plenty of other attractions, such as highland dancing events, tug o’ war, solo piping, trade stands and refreshments provide a fun day out for all the family.