Strathardle Highland Gathering

A Grand Day Out in Scotland

Are you looking for a fun-filled day out in the Scottish Highlands? Look no further than the Strathardle Highland Gathering. This annual event, held in the picturesque village of Kirkmichael, offers a unique opportunity to experience traditional Scottish culture and entertainment.

This year’s event will be on Saturday 24th August 2024

At the Strathardle Highland Gathering, you can witness a range of exciting activities, including caber tossing, tug-of-war, and pipe band competitions. You can also enjoy Highland dancing performances, as well as a variety of food and drink stalls offering local delicacies. With something for everyone, this event is perfect for families, couples, and solo travellers alike.

Whether you are a seasoned Highland Games enthusiast or simply looking for a unique day out, the Strathardle Highland Gathering is not to be missed. So why not pack a picnic, don your tartan, and head to Kirkmichael for a grand day out in the Scottish Highlands?

Over the years, the gathering has grown in popularity and now attracts visitors from all over the world. The event features a range of traditional Scottish activities, including pipe band competitions, Highland dancing, and tug-of-war contests.

One of the most popular events at the gathering is the heavy events competition, which includes events such as the caber toss, hammer throw, and weight for height. These events showcase the strength and athleticism of the competitors and are always a crowd-pleaser.

Groups can even join in with some fun tug-o-war, pillow fights, bale rolling races and at the end of the day there is even a game of musical cars!

In addition to the traditional Scottish activities, the gathering also features a range of food and drink stalls, selling everything from haggis and neeps to whisky and beer. There are also craft stalls selling handmade goods and souvenirs.

Overall, the Strathardle Highland Gathering is a wonderful celebration of Scottish culture and traditions and is a must-visit event for anyone interested in Scottish history and heritage.4

Luxury Cottages on the Estate

Auchavan Stables​



The Hayloft



Presnerb Cottage



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