The countdown to the Gathering has begun...

17.07.2016 - 12:30 o'clock

ceud mìle fàilte

(A hundred thousand welcomes)

The Chairman's Welcome from Robert MacIntyre.

Welcome to the Rosneath Peninsula Highland Gathering website and thank you for visiting it.

Our annual Gathering and traditional highland games takes place on:
Sunday 17th July 2016 at the Howie Memorial Park in Rosneath, Argyll & Bute G84 0RF.

Rosneath is one of the small villages nestled on the shores of the beautiful Rosneath Peninsula lying about 30 miles north of Glasgow and 14 miles away from the town of Helensburgh.

A Gathering is a get-together of the local communities where people can enjoy meeting old friends and new, where competitors show off their skills and athletic prowess in the traditional highland games events such as tossing the caber and the tug ‘o war, or in the track and field and cycling events. The skirl of the pipes fills the air as the solo piping competition progresses throughout the day and the elegance of the highland dancing competitors charms the audience as they display their own athleticism and precision of movement. There is a lot going on! And I must not forget to mention there are races for visitors, including the children, who may want to get involved in the action.

Over the 37 years that the Rosneath Gathering has been taking place it has earned an international reputation and now receives entries from athletes, pipers and dancers from around the world. We are very proud that our community event is able to welcome not just the local communities but friends from far and wide. This year we have competitors coming from as far away as the USA, Canada, the Netherlands, Germany and even Australia as well as from Northern Ireland and England.

As the colour and excitement of the competitions there is time to relax, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the beautiful setting of the games with stalls to browse, fairground rides and refreshment stands. It really is a fun day out for all the family.

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.

CHIEFTAIN 2016 - We are delighted to announce that this year’s Chieftain will be Captain Craig Mearns Royal Navy, Captain HMS NEPTUNE, HM Naval Base Clyde.

Rosneath Peninsula Highland Gathering - Games Programme 2016




Gates Open


Solo Piping competitions begin


Highland Dancing competitions begin


The Grand Parade led by the Helensburgh & District Pipe Band


Official Opening by the 2016 Chieftain.


Highland Games - Heavy Events, Cycling and Track & Field Events begin


Gathering closed by the Chieftain


Gates close

Prize Giving throughout the afternoon

TICKET PRICES : Adults £5; Concessions £3; Child £2; Family ticket £10

I hope you will come along and join us on Sunday at the Howie Park in Rosneath and if you do, please come and say hello! I look forward to meeting you and having a chat.

Robert MacIntyre


Rosneath Peninsula Highland Gathering

Click HERE for The 2016 Chieftain's Welcome




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