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Inaugurated 1864
Member of the S.H.G.A.

Latest News (summary)


29th August 2015 - BHG 2015 First Pictures Now Available


5th August 2015 - BHG 2014 Pictures Now Available



4th August 2015 - Letter from the Chairman


30th July 2014 - Letter from the Chairman



10th Nov 2013 - 2013 Pictures Available



10th July 2013 - Letter from the Chairman



1st July 2013 - Updates to the website



10th July 2012 - Letter from the Chairman



10th July 2012 - Do YOU Fancy becoming a committee member?



12th May 2012 - Mr Robert Steuart Fothringham, former Chieftain, dies peacefully, aged 74



18th July 2011 - Letter from the Chairman



7th July 2011 - Preparation, details for 2011 games, and new pictures

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Page last updated: 23 August 2016

Welcome to the official Birnam Highland Games website.

The Birnam Highland Games are a traditional Scottish Highland Games held amidst stunning Perthshire scenery. The games have been held annually since 1864, and are now held on the last Saturday in August. We warmly invite you to our next family friendly gathering. Experience for yourself the fun and culture that has kept the Games so popular for over 150 years.

DETAILS FOR OUR 2016 GAMES

More to come...

Entry is by ticket purchased
on the day, from one of our ticket boxes.
Ticket boxes are located at the entrance to the games field.

We look forward to seeing you on the day!

Times

Games Park Gates Open: 08:00
Park Events Start: 11:00
Pipeband Strike Up at "The Cross" Dunkeld: 11:00
Parade Begins March through Dunkeld and Across the Bridge: 12:00

Full details of all events can be found in our programme,
which is £2, and available from our ticket boxes.

Main Details


Location: Games Park, Little Dunkeld
Featuring: Blairgowrie, Rattray and District Pipe Band

Chieftain: Thomas Steuart Fothringham
Main Events: HIGHLAND DANCING : SOLO PIPING : CYCLING : RUNNING : WORLD HAGGIS EATING COMPETITION : SCOTTISH 800M CHAMPIONSHIP : THE PERTH ARMS SCOTTISH 100YDS CHAMPIONSHIP (MEN) : THE BIRNAM HOTEL SCOTTISH 100YDS CHAMPIONSHIP (YOUTHS) : CHILDRENS RACES : MAD KILTIE DASH : STALLS : FOOD AND DRINK

Prices

Adults: £6
Concession: £4
Children: £4
Family (2 Adults, 2 Children): £16
Car Park: £1

Please note:

Car parking space is limited and is strictly on a first come first served basis.

We regret that our car park is unsuitable for motor homes.

Thankyou for your understanding.


If you have any questions please get in touch with one of the games committee listed in the contacts page.

The Pipe Band Opening The Games

Events at the Games include:

  • Performances by the Blairgowrie and Rattray Pipe Band, Heavy Events (including Tossing the caber), Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Field & Track Events, Cycling
  • Fun Fair

Highland Dancing

Unique events at the Birnam Highland Games include the Mad Kiltie Dash and the World Haggis Eating Championship!

The Chieftain

We are always updating this website so check back often!