On May 25, 2019
The Atholl Highlanders’ Parade, 2.30pm Saturday 25th
The annual inspection of Europe’s last remaining private army, the Atholl Highlanders. The army parades on the forecourt of historic Blair Castle, accompanied by the sound of their magnificent pipes and drums.
Beginning at 2.30pm and continuing for about an hour, the Highlanders’ Parade is a truly memorable experience for everyone involved, harking back to Scotland’s rich cultural heritage with flair, spectacle and pride.
Admission: Gardens Admission fee applies
The Atholl Gathering and Highland Games – Sunday 26th May 2019
The Atholl Gathering takes place on Sunday, with the Atholl Highlanders officially opening the Highland Games with a ‘March On’, led again by the sound of their pipes and drums.
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 competitions, trade stands and refreshments provide a fun day out for all the family. All times are subject to change at the organiser’s discretion.
Gates open at 9.30am, competitions start from 10am