Local Events

May 2024

Atholl Gathering and Highland Games, Castle events and Childrens events

The Atholl Gathering and Highland Games will return to Blair Castle on Sunday 26th May 2024

The Atholl Highlanders officially open the Highland Games with a ‘March On’, led by the sound of their pipes and drums.

Strongmen from around Scotland take centre stage to battle it out. Events include tossing the caber, putting the shot and throwing the hammer. There are plenty of other attractions, such as highland dancing, tug o’ war, solo piping, trade stands and refreshments to provide a fun day out for all the family.


June 2024

Drumtochty Highland Games Saturday 22nd June 2024

Known as the friendliest Highland Games in the area they are firmly established in the Scottish Highland Games calendar as one of the most outstanding events. Held in the grounds of Drumtochty Castle in Drumtochty Glen just 2 miles outside Auchenblae, any visitor will agree, there is no better place to be, on the fourth Saturday in June.

July 2024

Portsoy Boat Festival


The Scottish Traditional Boat Festival will return on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June 2024.

Upholding the north east’s maritime heritage, there will be a packed programme of entertainment including music and dance, the finest Scottish food and drink and demonstrations of age-old crafts, unique handmade items and gifts.

Coastal connections, fishing memories and seafaring traditions are woven right through the festival – from the heritage boats filling our harbours to the dextrous demonstrations of crafting, seaborne races and hitting the high notes on the music and dance stages.

Be sure to set sail for Portsoy’s boat festival to be part of the magical mix!

August 2024