Exhilarating, flamboyant and colourful, Highland gatherings provided an opportunity to renew clan contacts, declare loyalties and settle scores. However they were also politically significant with chiefs and chieftains meeting to discuss important issues of the day.

Today, they enable the clans to get together to socialise and entertain their friends. At Oban, we are fortunate that our President, The Duke of Argyll, is there on the day to preside over events and present prizes. In addition, several other clan chiefs are always to be seen enjoying the fun.