THE OBAN GAMES

Every year, on the fourth Thursday in August, the people of Argyll gather with family and friends in their central town of Oban. In a land as vast and remote as this, it’s a rare chance to meet new people and socialise; but above all to celebrate the skill, strength and endurance of the Highlander.

As one of Scotland’s premier Highland Games, world class challengers from across the globe flock to Oban to do battle; heavyweights with the caber, stone or hammer, lighter athletes on the track, field and hill. Amid the emotive skirl of the pipes and the flash of clan colours on kilts, the rich history and traditions of this noble people is told in Scottish dance and music.

Whether you’re a visitor, a kinsman or a competitor, The Argyllshire Gathering and its President, The Duke of Argyll, warmly welcomes you to join them in August, for the spectacular Oban Games.

TIMETABLE

10.30am March of the stewards led by a band formed of the competing pipers
10.45am Presentation of the piping gold and silver medals
11.00am Artie’s Tartan Tales
12pm Artie’s Tartan Tales
12.30pm Fun Races – Kilted, Veteran & Children’s Races (for non competitors)
1.00pm Lunchbreak
Kintail Birds of Prey – Demonstration
Music by Oban High School Pipe Band
2.00pm Artie’s Tartan Tales
2.45pm Fun Races – Kilted, Veteran & Children’s Races (for non competitors
4.00pm Presentation of Trophies
4.30pm Pipe Band March off Field, back to town centre