About Highland Games
Highland games are where feats of strength and agility which were practised in the Highlands are demonstrated for visitors and locals.
One of the first documented games was held in Invergarry in the 1820's and included, amongst other things, dancing, piping, tossing the hammer and twisting the four legs from a cow for which the prize was a fat sheep. Royal association with Highland Games began with Queen Victoria's attendance at the Braemar Gathering in 1848 from which there is no record of any poor cows being torn apart.
You will find Highland Games in many towns and villages throughout Scotland during the months of July - September.