Traditional Scottish Highland Games
Welcome to the Arisaig Highland Games and Clan Ranald Gathering which were held on Wednesday 29th July 2015.
The 2015 Games are now over and we had yet another great year with record crowds and surprisingly good weather considering the poor summer we've experienced so far. We will publish a full review of the Games in due course, but the results of the 2015 event are now available on the website. We had a strong entry in the piping competitions which were dominated by Angus MacColl from Oban. The senior dancing competition was won by Kara Broughton from Australia and the Heavy events were a keenly contested affair with Nathan Burchett from the USA narrowly edging out Scotland's Lorne Colthart for the overall title.
We will be updating the site over the next week with images from the Games and & the sold out Games Dance.
We can also confirm that the date for the next Arisaig Highland Games will be Wednesday 27th July 2016 - our 80th anniversary Games.
We would like to extend a very big thank you to all those who attended or participated in the Games this year. We had competitors from all over Scotland and the rest of the UK with prize winners from as far afield as France, Holland, Poland, the USA and Australia.
As ever, Arisaig Games committee are indebted to all of our loyal volunteers who helped to organise, set-up & clear down the event. A lot of work is required to run the event and we appreciate the time and effort committed by all of our helpers.
We would also like to thank all of our incredibly generous sponsors. As the cost of staging such an event inevitably grows, the support of our sponsors is vital and ensures that we have a stable base from which we can continue to plan ahead for future years.
The venue is the scenic location of Traigh Farm, Arisaig with sweeping views across sandy beaches towards the Cuillins of Skye & the Small Isles of Eigg and Rhum. Directions to Traigh
Tuesday 28th July
On the evening before the Games, join us for our pre-games Ceilidh held on the Games field at Traigh. With live music, a licensed bar, hot food and free entry, the Tuesday evening event is intended to be a very relaxed, informal affair and is an ideal precursor to the Games the following day.
Wednesday 29th July
The Arisaig Games open at 12 noon on Wednesday 29th July and this year the Games will feature the 11th annual Clan Ranald Gathering. A ceremonial march through the village led by Lochaber Schools Pipe Band will precede the Games. After a short parade at the field, the Games will then be officially opened by Andrew, son of the 24th Captain of Clan Ranald.
The Games features a full list of traditional events including solo piping, throwing the hammer, tossing the caber, highland dancing, and a range of track and field events including children’s races.
Around the arena there will be a variety of side shows, exhibition tents, trade stalls and refreshment stands.
And to round it all off, we finish with a traditional cèilidh dance in the village hall in the evening.
This is our home. Fàilte Oirbh. Welcome. Come share it with us for a day or two.
Entrance Fees:- Adults £6, Children £3, Parking £2. Family Ticket £20. Cèilidh Dance £6 (evening).
(There are no competition fee's, but competitors pay standard admission rate for entry to the Games).
Unless specified otherwise, all event images on this website are ©Arthur Campbell and/or Arisaig Games