Blair Castle Atholl Gathering

Where: Blair Castle - Parade on the Castle forecourt and Games in the grounds
When: Spring Bank Holiday Saturday and Sunday
Time: Saturday Parade 2.30 ; 10 am Sunday Games


The Atholl Gathering kicks off with a parade on the Saturday by the Atholl Highlanders, the only private army in the UK, accompanied by pipes and drums.  Events at the Gathering include all the traditional Highland Games on the Sunday like tossing the caber, tug of war and throwing the hammer, as well as piping and dancing, a funfair and stalls, and the games open with a “march on” by the Highlanders.

Helpful Hints

In 2018 it will be held on Saturday 26th and  Sunday 27th May.

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Photo by Mark Nesbitt.

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