Highland Gathering & Games


Saturday 24th August 2019.

"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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Latest News

2018 Results now online, click here.


Full Hill Race Results for Lonach 2018

Hill Race 2018 Full Results (Opens as PDF)



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



Saturday 24th August 2019 will be the 178th Lonach Highland Gathering and Games.

Join us from 8am to watch the March of the Lonach Highlanders leave Bellabeg.  Pipebands, heavy and light events start at 11am.  Full details to follow soon.  

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Ticket Prices

Prices include entry to the games field and reserved seating.

  •   General entry Adults - £10
  •   General entry Children (5 - 15) - £5
  •   Children (Under 4) - Free
  •   Adult Ringside Seats - £12
  •   All children Ringside Seats - £7
  • Covered Stand Seating £20 (same price adults and children) SOLD OUT AS OF 8 JULY 2019
  •  Uncovered stand seating £15 adults and £10 children  SOLD OUT AS OF 16 AUGUST 2019
  •   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.