The countdown to next years Gathering has begun...
It was with deep regret that we had to announce the cancellation of the games. Unfortunately this was due to the adverse weather conditions and flooding.
Welcome from our Chairman – Robert MacIntyre
It is with great pleasure that I extend a warm welcome to visitors the Rosneath Peninsula Highland Gathering website. I am also delighted to welcome back as our Chieftain for 2015, Colonel Donald Ross OBE.
It is my intention that everyone enjoys their day with us at the Rosneath Highland Gathering which is a traditional Highland Games and a fun day out for all the family. As a founding member of the event it gives me great pride in knowing that after 36 years it continues to be so well supported by the local community, visitors and competitors and, not least, our sponsors because without them it would not be possible for the event to go ahead.
I believe the key to the Rosneath Gathering’s continued success is keeping it as a community event and retaining all the elements of a traditional highland games – the solo piping, highland dancing, heavy weight events, athletics and cycling, the hill race, the tug of war, plus the stalls and various stands to browse at leisure. There is much for folk of all ages to enjoy on the day.
I would also suggest that visitors take time to stroll through the village or take a drive around the Peninsula and visit the other villages nestling between sea and shore. The views out to sea and down the Clyde are spectacular and should not to be missed.
As I mentioned above, the Gathering is dependent on the generosity of local business and organisations and I want to thank Argyll & Bute Council, Rosneath Castle Caravan Park Ltd, Babcock Marine Clyde, RIBS Marine and all our other sponsors that have made it possible to hold the Gathering again this year.
And finally I want to thank visitors and competitors alike who will be coming to join us here in Rosneath on Sunday 19th July 2015 and for supporting the Rosneath Gathering! If you manage to come and visit us too, please do come and say hello and let me know how you have enjoyed your day.
If you want any further information about the Rosneath Peninsula Highland Gathering please use the contact link on this website and we will get back to you.
The official opening of Rosneath Peninsula Highland Gathering will take place at approximately 1pm with the arrival of the parade, led by Helensburgh Clan Colquhoun Pipe Band
The Gathering is organised and run by a small group of volunteers and funding is provided by local businesses and organisations. Without their support the Gathering would not take place so I would like to thank them all for their support for this year’s event.
The programme for the day :
09:00 - Gates Open
09:30 - Solo Piping Competition Begins
10:30 - Beginners Highland Dancing
11:30 - Local Heavyweight Events
12:30 - Intermediate & Premier Dancing
12:30 - 12:45 – Grand Parade through Rosneath Village led by the Chieftain.
13:00 – Official opening & start of Open Heavyweight & Field and Track Events
17:00 - Gathering Closes
Ticket prices :
Adult - £5.00 | Senior - £3.00 | Child - £2.00 | Family Ticket - £10.00 (2 adults and 2 children)
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