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Aberdeen's Highland Games

Sunday 18 June 2017
10.00am - 5.30pm
Hazlehead Park, Hazlehead Avenue, Aberdeen AB15 8BJ aberdeenHG2010heavies

10 facts about Aberdeen's Highland Games

1. The date of the games always coincides with Father's Day making it a great day out for all the family and easy to remember!

2. Save 10% by buying your tickets before 31 May from Eventbrite. We're pleased to be able to keep prices the same as recent years. See prices below.    

3. Every year we vary the children's activities to offer a different experience every year. For 2017 we have segways, trampolines, climbing wall, come and try bikes, workshops with Aberdeen Science Centre, Aberdeen Festivals and how to build a boat.

4. Cheer on competitors in the traditional events such as tossing the caber, track and field events, plus we are the hosts of the 725kg Scottish TOW championship for Scottish Highland Games Association. Don't miss the fine displays of highland dancing too.

5. Enjoy the rousing sound of the pipes in both the solo piping competition and see the impressive gathering of all the pipe bands as they play and march around the arena. Don't forget your camera!

6. Browse the trade and charity stalls selling gifts, arts and crafts and clothing. Plus the Scottish Culture and Traditions musicians and the birds of prey have been popular attractions in recent years.

7. A range of food and drink from catering units will be available to purchase. Fingers crossed the sun will shine so you have the perfect excuse to treat yourself to an ice cream. And for the over 18's there's a beer tent.

8. Dogs are welcome but please keep them on a short lead at all times. Bring along their bowl as owners are welcome to use the water tap available on site for their four legged friends.

9. There's ample FREE car parking. A local charity provides the car park stewards who will have collecting buckets if you can spare some small change.

10. The Number 11 bus orange line operated by First (see 11 route and timetable) and the X17 bus (see X17 route and timetable) operated by Stagecoach, both pass near Hazlehead Park.

Ticket prices

Early Bird tickets with 10% off are on sale now until Wednesday 31 May 2017 via Eventbrite. Buy your Highland Games tickets

 Ticket type

Early Bird tickets 10% off

On the day 10am-12noon

On the day after 12 noon 





Child 6 years old +




Child 0-5 years old




Family (2 adults & up to 3 children)





Taking part in events at the games

  • The Aberdeen Highland Games are an integral part of the Grampian Games circuit and are delivered under the auspices of the Scottish Highland Games Association.
  • Entries to the Heavy Events, Track & Field and Tug-o-war Competitions
    are made via the Scottish Highland Games Association. Visit their website for full details and registration form.
  • For information on the Dancing and Piping Competitions please email for details.


  • If you are planning on staying in Aberdeen whilst the Games take place, please visit the City and Shire Hotel Association where you will be able to locate accommodation to meet your requirements.

Get in touch

Should you require any further information please contact:

  • Daniel Parrott, Events Officer, Aberdeen City Council, 1st Floor, Town House, Broad Street, Aberdeen AB10 1AQ
  • Tel: 01224 523842
  • Email: