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The 200th Birnam Highland Games will be held on Saturday the 31st August 2024

Last Saturday in August

The Birnam Highland Games are a traditional Scottish Highland Games held amidst stunning Perthshire scenery. The games have been held since 1864, and are now held annually on the last Saturday in August. We warmly invite you to our next family friendly gathering on Saturday the 31st August 2024. Experience for yourself the fun and culture that has kept the Games so popular for over 150 years.

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Chieftain: Thomas Steuart Fothringham
Featuring: Blairgowrie, Rattray and District Pipe Band

Main Events: Highland Dancing - Solo Piping - Cycling - Running - Heavies - World Haggis Eating Competition - The Perth Arms Scottish 100yds Championship (Men) - The Birnam Hotel Scottish 100yds Championship (Youths) - Childrens Race - Mad Kiltie Dash - Stalls - Food & Drink


Games Park Gates Open: 10:00
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.


Games Park

Little Dunkeld




                                  Family (2 Adults, 2 Children):
                                  Car Park:



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.

Thank you for your understanding.







Birnam Highland Games is a family friendly event. You cannot bring alcohol into the park but you can enjoy a drink in our beer tent and the designated drinking area. Let’s make the games a fun day for all.

Please note – Birnam Highland Games is a public event and photograph and video recordings take place. Our athletes and dancers are aware of this and expect to have their achievements recorded for posterity. Pictures will appear in local newspapers and will be used in our publicity. Please be aware of this when you enter the park. Birnam Highland Games does not accept responsibility for images, videos and any other media recorded during the games.

Please note that the use of drones is strictly prohibited

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