Highland Gathering & Games


Saturday 27th August 2016. "Always the 4th Saturday in August". The Lonach Highland and Friendly Society was founded in 1823 by Sir Charles Forbes, 1st Baronet of Newe and Edinglassie (1773-1849). Membership is drawn from the inhabitants of Strathdon, who continue to fulfil the society’s original mission of preserving Highland dress and “supporting loyal, peaceful, and manly conduct; and the promotion of social and benevolent feelings among the inhabitants of the district.”

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Lonach Ball 2016

Lonach Family Ceilidh 2016

Latest News

05.08.16 - Strathdon School P7 pupil, Alanah Gordon's winning poem from the recent Strathdon School and Lonach Society Poetry Competition. Click here

05.08.16 - All the latest information for Highland Dancers.

Event information, prize money and order of dances - click here


Lonach 2016

Saturday 27th August 2016 will be the 175th Lonach Highland Gathering and Games and we are delighted to announce that the Atholl Highlanders and their pipe band will be joining the Lonach Highlanders on their march.  There will be a ceilidh in the Lonach Hall on the night of Lonach, dancing to Clachan Yell.  

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Ticket Prices

  •   General entry Adults - £8
  •   General entry Children (5 - 15) - £4
  •   Children (Under 4) - Free
  •   Adult Ringside Seats - £11 
  •   All children Ringside Seats - £7
  • Covered Stand Seating £19 adults and £15 children  SOLD OUT
  •  Uncovered stand seating £14 adults and £10 children
  •   For all options click below!

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The Lonach Gathering & Games is held in the village of Bellabeg, Strathdon.



View all the past and present trophy winners, we will try and put you all up.



Tug of War, Hill run, Heavy Events, Highland Dancing Displays, Fairground, come and visit!



Tickets can be purchased on the day or in advance via PayPal, please click below for more information.