Strathardle Highland Gathering and Show
On Friday 4th August 1871 the first ever Strathardle Highland Gathering was held on the edge of Kirkmichael and we are still going strong! The Gathering is held each year on the 4th Saturday in August at the Bannerfield in Kirkmichael and it includes many of the events such as “Playing Marches on a Highland Bagpipe” and “Tossing the Caber” from the original Games.
It still retains much of the atmosphere of earlier games. Participation in the running races, pillow fights and tilt the bucket add to the enjoyment of the day. The Gathering has been enhanced by the addition of the Agricultural Show, reckoned to be one of the best showing of stock in Scotland. Our Home Industries tent attracts hundreds of craft entries, including many from children, from across the community. We also have a thriving Highland Dance Competition.
Home Industries entry forms are available from the Kirkmichael Village Shop. Agricultural entries should be made to Jean Lindsay 01250 885233. Piping, fancy dress and heavyweight entries are on the field on the day at the Secretary’s hut.
For further information www.strathardlehighlandgames.org.uk
Strathardle Sheepdog Society, Confined Trials
Held each year on the Ashintully Estate, Kirkmichael, Blairgowrie, Perthshire PH10 7LT
on the B950.
- Sheep shearing demonstration.
- Refreshments available on the field.
- Starts 12 noon.