The last battle to be fought on British soil took place on 16th April 1746. Every year a service is held at the Memorial Cairn on the Battlefield to remember the dead on both sides and all those who suffered in its aftermath. Prayers and recitations are said, the piper plays a Lament, and wreaths are laid by organisations, Clan Societies and individuals lay flowers at the memorial stones where their ancestors fell. The procession from the Visitor Centre is at 10.30 and the service starts at 11 am, lasting around an hour.
Annual Memorial for Battle of Culloden 16th April 2022
The Atholl Gathering – 28th and 29th May 2022
The Atholl Gathering.
Discover the history of the Atholl Highlanders, Blair Castle’s private army.
The Gathering is a two-day event, including the famous Atholl Highlanders’ talk and parade on the first day and, of course, the Gathering and Highland Games on Sunday. A very memorable experience for all.
There are also various other attractions, including Highland Dancin, tug O’ war, and refreshment areas. Tickets are available on the day at the Blair Castle Entrance.
Strathmore Highland Games 12th June 2022
Strathmore Highland Games Committee is delighted to once again be getting back to sharing the traditions of Highland Games and can’t wait to welcome you all. Come and join us on Sunday 12th June 2022, in the glorious grounds of Glamis Castle in Angus for a truly Scottish day out!
Officially opened at 12 noon, but everyone is welcome before then. There are lots of events such as big strong men tossing cabers and throwing hammers. Light-footed highland dancers dancing. There’s pipers piping, runners running and cyclist’s cycling. There’s also a crowd of folk pulling a rope away from another crowd of folk, they’ll likely be sitting for a while, but one team always wins.
Luss Highland Games 22nd July 2022
Throughout the years, the Luss Gathering has remained relatively unchanged. Competitions in the skills of knitted socks and making shepherds crooks have been dropped, but the traditional events of tossing the caber, throwing the hammer, hill races, and many more have been retained. No Highland Gathering would be complete without the skirl of the pipes and the colourful Highland dancers.
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