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A mere 7 miles (12kms) from your holiday accommodation base at Shenval organic Bed and Breakfast,  the village of Drumnadrochit, on the shores of Loch Ness, plays host to the Glenurquhart Highland Gathering and Games, on Saturday 24th  August 2013, at Blairbeg Park.
Putting the Shott, Throwing the Hammer, Throwing 28lb Weight - Distance, Weight Over Bar, Tossing the Caber, Tug of War, Hill Race, Piping with both Traditional Pipe Band and Piping competition, Highland Dancing Display, Field and track events, Cycling including De'il Tak the Hindmost...
If any of the above sound unfamiliar or rather do not mean a thing, then you'd better have a look in at the Glenurquhart Highland Games Website  for the full programme of events. You may also wish to take part in the Glen Challenge, full details available from the same website.

Other local outdoor sports events close to your accommodation at Shenval B&B (marathon, fun runs, duathlon, walking festival, orienteering, etc), along with wildlife watching activities, are listed under "Outdoor events" in the left hand column. 

Kilts galore, Glenurquhart Highland Games, Drumnadrochit Highland dancing competition, Glenurquhart Highland Games, by Loch Ness Tug of war, Glenurquhart Highland Games, Drumnadrochit

The Glenurquhart Highland Gathering and Games are not by any means the only Highland Gatherings and Games easily accessible from Shenval organic Bed & Breakfast, near Loch Ness. Most of those listed in the Highland Games diary below are to be held in locations less than 2 hours' drive away from us. Some of the smaller events even have you join in if you -adults and children- feel brave enough or want to have a bit of fun!

     Throwing the hammer, Glenurquhart Highland Games, Drumnadrochit   Tossing the Caber, Glenurquhart Highland Games, by Loch Ness   Weight over the bar, Glenurquhart Highland Games, Drumnadrochit

Saturday 17th NAIRN Highland Games  The Links, Nairn. Events: Piping competition, Junior Piping Comp. Highland Dancing, Athletics and Heavy Events, Tug o' War.

Saturday 17th, HELMSDALE Highland Games at Couper Park, Helmsdale. Running, Heavy Weights, Solo Piping, Light Field, Highland Dance

Saturday 24th Ten minutes drive from Shenval B&B, near Loch Ness, the GLENURQUHART Highland Gathering and Games will be held at Blairbeg Park, Drumnadrochit, 10.30-17.00. Local Events start at 10.30am and Open Events at 1.30pm. Highland games with pipe band, piping competitions, heavy events, field and track events, cycling, tug o’ war, stalls and shows.  More details at the top of this page.

Saturday 24th, INVERGORDON Gathering and Highlands Games at the former Invergordon Smelter site at the Cromarty Firth Business Park. A free shuttle bus will operate all days from the Smelter Pier, The Distillery brae, the High Street and  South Lodge Primary School, dropping off at the Cromarty Business Park. Running, Solo Piping, Light Field, Highland Dance.

Sunday 25th, GRANTOWN ON SPEY Highland Gathering, Heithfield Park.  Running, cycling, Heavy Weights, Solo Piping, Light Field and Highland Dance.

Saturday 21st, INVERCHARRON Highland Games near Bonar Bridge, at Balblair Farm, Invercharron. Running, Cycling, Heavy Weights, Solo Piping, Light Field, Highland Dance.






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