Braemar Gathering

The 2021 Gathering is cancelled.

Next Gathering is Saturday 3rd September 2022

Quick facts:

  • New attraction now open – Highland Games Centre
    Braemar Games
  • Suitable for all the family
  • World-famous
  • Entry charge
  • Outdoor event in Braemar Games Park
  • Free parking
  • Food stalls

Braemar’s premier cultural and sporting event is the Braemar Gathering which takes place on the first Saturday of September every year.

It is the most famous and best-attended Highland Games in Scotland and features the finest pipe bands, Highland dancers and athletes in a stunning setting surrounded by heather clad mountains.

Braemar Gatherings have a rich history, dating back 900 years but its modern roots can be traced to 1832 when the Braemar Royal Highland Society took responsibility for organising the Highland Games. Royal patronage began with Queen Victoria in 1848 and continues today with regular attendance by many of the Royal Family and Her Majesty the Queen.

It is recommended to stay for the weekend to soak up the atmosphere, pageantry and spectacle of the Games. The massed pipe bands, the tossing of the Braemar caber and the inter services tug o war are just some of the highlights not to miss.

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