Events List

As always, the traditional highland games at Lochearnhead will provide all the spectacle and excitement you expect to find at a highland venue. Whilst the event detail is not finalised at the time of writing, you can expect to see : track and field events, heavy events like the caber and weight throwing, piping and pipe bands and of course the ever popular highland dancing competitions. Typical program is shown as an example

Food and drink will be available at the games field.

BADENOCH & STRATHSPEY PIPE BAND, CHIEFTAIN, PRESIDENT AND OFFICIALS MARCH WITH
CLAN MACGREGOR, CLAN MACLAREN AND CLAN MACNAB
at 1.00pm

Chieftain to be confirmed
President Angus Cameron
Vice-Presidents Jimmy Stewart • Ken McCallum • Catie McNally • Charles Fishburne
Hon. Presidents Sandy Stewart • Robert Gibbons • Anne Cameron
Hon. Vice-Presidents Donald MacLaren of MacLaren

Local Events Start 12.30 p.m.
(Confined to residents of Perthshire Highland Games Association area).

Pure Malt, Traditional Folk Band playing in the beer tent from 4.30 to 8pm

Entry: Adults £6, OAP & Children £4, Parking Free

 

Local Event

Kindly Sponsored by
Drummond Fish Farm, Ardveich Bay, Lochearnhead

Putting 16lb. Ball
Throwing 16lb. Hammer
Tossing the Caber
100 Yards Race
440 Yards Race
Tossing the Sheaf


Highland Safaris Perthshire Heavyweight Championship League

Putting 16lb. Ball
Throwing 16lb. Hammer
Tossing the Caber
Weight for Distance

 

Dancing

Barracks Johnnie (17 years +)
Heilan' Laddie (17+)
Highland Fling (17 +)
Shean Trubhais (17+)
Sword Dance (17+)
Reel of Tulloch (17+)
Sailor’s Hornpipe (17+)
Irish Jig (17+)
Highland Fling (Under 16)
Shean Trubhais (U16)
Sword Dance (U16)
Reel of Tulloch (U16)
Sailor’s Hornpipe (U16)
Irish Jig (U16
Highland Fling (U16)
Shean Trubhais (Under 12)
Sword Dance (U12)
Reel of Tulloch (U12)
Sailor’s Hornpipe (U12)
Irish Jig (U12)

Track and Field

Kindly Sponsored by
Lochearn Fishing

Tug O’ War Competition
Married Ladies Race
Spinsters’ Race
Boys’ Race (10 to 14 years)
Boys’ Race (6 to 9 years)
Girls’ Race (10 to 14 years)
Girls’ Race (6 to 9 years)
Infants’ Race (under 6 years)

*
Tug O’ War
100 Yards Race
220 Yards Race
440 Yards Race
Half-Mile Race
One Mile Race
High Jump
Long Jump
Hop, Step and Leap
Hill Race

 

 

Piping

March
Strathspey and Reel
Pibroch

(Pipers to submit Three Tunes for each Event)
The winner of the Pibroch will receive the Drumcharraigh Trophy from the Clan Gregor Society and may also receive the
Royal Scottish Pipers Society Bronze Star plus £20 at the discretion of the R.S.P.S.

Junior Piping

Kindly Sponsored Jointly by
The College of Piping and Sandy Stewart of Ardvorlich

March
Strathspey and Reel
Pibroch

The MacArthur Quaich will be presented by Neil MacArthur to the overall winner (for one year).
The Roy Gauld Memorial Cup will be presented to the winner of the Junior Pibroch Competition.
Junior Piping comences at 10.30am

Heavyweights

Kindly Sponsored by
The Clan MacLaren Society

Putting 16lb. Ball
Throwing 16lb. Hammer
Throwing 28lb. Hammer
Tossing the Caber
Putting 22lb. Ball
56lb. Weight over Bar
Throwing 22lb. Hammer

 

 

Piobaireachd Competition

The Druim a' Charraigh Quaich is presented annually by The Clan Gregor Society to the winner of the Piobaireachd Competition at Balquhidder, Lochearnhead and Strathyre Highland Games. This commemorates the MacGregor Piping School which flourished in the 16th and 17th centuries near the mouth of Glen Lyon. Among the Clan's many eminent pipers was John MacGregor of Fortingall who, on joining Prince Charlie at Glen Finnan in 1745, became his piper and personal attendant. Although wounded at Culloden, John survived and in 1781, at the age of 73, won third prize at the Falkirk Tryst which claims to have been the forerunner of the modern piping competitions held annually throughout Scotland.