Experience a true Highland Games in an automatic motorhome rentalPosted on: August 31, 2017
It’s that time again, when dancers and pipers are rehearsing their hearts out and athletes are stepping up their training.
Highland games are an icon in Scotland, a traditional remnant of days past, when kings and clan chiefs held contests to choose the most talented members of their entourages. Today, games are held all over the world, but only in Scotland will you experience authentic Highland games! In your automatic motorhome rental, you won’t miss a moment of the fun- and you will have all the comforts of home with you.
Here are a few of our favourite games to inspire your motorhome Highland holiday…
Travel to games in an automatic motorhome rental
Helensburgh Highland Games
Saturday June 3
Traditional competitions here such as the dancing and athletics are on show, with the Heavies events such as caber tossing attract competitors from all around the UK. The spectators can even get in the act by competing in race events for old and young alike, with prize money in play.
Bute Highland Games
Saturday August 19
Head ‘doon the water’…Bute Highland Games always has a reputation for a good turn out of bands and drum majors, with a 10K road race being the highlight.
Saturday August 19
Said to be the site where Bonnie Prince Charlie raised his standard in 1745, you can join in the games at the annual Glenfinnan Gathering. As well as being able to watch all the events in the main ring, visitors can browse a variety of stall holders offering refreshments, local food and traditional crafts. Glenfinnan is also a lovely area to explore in an automatic motorhome rental!
Argyllshire Gathering Oban Games
Thursday August 24
The Argyllshire Gathering (Oban Games) is one of the grandest Highland Games held in Scotland. The event includes some of the biggest dancing, track, field and piping competitions around. Park your automatic motorhome rental at one of the area’s welcoming touring parks, and set aside a day or two to do some island hopping from Oban- we love Mull!
Cowal Highland Gathering
World Highland Dancing Championships & automatic motorhome rental
Welcoming over 23,000 people each year to one of Scotland’s premier cultural events, Cowal Highland Gathering showcases Scotland’s great traditions and sports such as pipe band competitions and heavy athletics as well as playing home to the World Highland Dancing Championships.