Balquhidder, Lochearnhead and Strathyre Highland Games
Balquhidder, Lochearnhead and Strathyre Highland Games and Gathering (traditional seat to Clans MacLaren, MacGregor, Stewarts of Ardvorlich and Macnab)
Saturday 22nd July 2017
Ticket prices: £6 adult; £4 children 5-16 (free under 5)/Senior Citizens (pay at the gate, cash only)
Dogs on lead welcome
FREE car parking, follow signposts; disabled parking on field; designated parking area for camper vans
Located adjacent to A84/A85, 13 miles north of Callander, 20 miles west of Crieff (satnav use FK19 8PR)
Experience a traditional Highland Games which has run for more that 200 years (dancing, pipe band, Clan March, piping, heavyweight & track/field events) and which featured on the BBC2 ‘Scotland’s Wild Heart’ series https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-PM0wX7Qtk&sns=em
Events for all (not just athletes) including fun races for children; parents are asked to keep an eye on children and not let them enter or cross the games ring at any time
Range of trade stands offering quality goods, kids entertainment, food and drink
Picnic on the grass around the games ring; please do not bring glass onto the field
Meet Clan representatives at the Clan tents
Later in the day enjoy the traditional folk band ‘Pure Malt’ in the beer tent
Lots more information is provided in the Events Programme, Location details and Useful information sections.
Summary of the day (go to the Events Programme section for more details):
Gates open 10.00, piping from 10.30, local events and highland dancing start at 12.00. At 13.00, after the Clan March onto the field accompanied by the Games Chieftain and the Badenoch and Strathspey Pipe Band, the main games events continue until around 17.00 by which time ‘Pure Malt’ the traditional folk band will be performing in the beer tent until the close at approx. 20.00.