The countdown to the Gathering has begun...

17.07.2016 - 12:30 o'clock




Howie Memorial Park, Rosneath, Argyll & Bute G84 ORJ, Scotland

As Chairman of the Rosneath Peninsula Highland Gathering I cannot start looking forward to next year’s event without firstly thanking everyone for the kind wishes of support we received after the organising committee took the very hard decision to cancel the 2015 Gathering due to the bad weather and flooded venue. Sponsors, Supporters, Competitors, Judges, Stall Holders and potential visitors made contact to assure us of their continued support for 2016 and we were very grateful to receive such positive feedback. It certainly helped to temper the huge disappointment we all felt at having to let so many people down at the last minute.

Although it was not possible to reschedule either the Highland Games’ Heavy events or the Track & Field events, the Highland Dancing competitions were held that day at the Commodore Hotel in Helensburgh. The Juvenile Solo Piping competitions also took place at the Commodore Hotel on Sunday 9th August and the Senior Solo Piping competitions will take place at the Hermitage Academy, Helensburgh on Sunday 18th October 2015 with further details to be announced nearer the date. Well done to the Highland Dancing Convener, Mrs Margaret MacInnes and Barbara MacDonald, and to the Solo Piping Convener, Mrs Colina Helen Campbell, plus all their helpers and Judges for making these very successful competitions happen at such short notice.

The hard work of getting the 2016 Gathering organised is already underway and we thank those of our sponsors who have already pledged to support the Gathering next year. It was of course necessary to refund the sponsorship money paid for 2015 but to those who allowed us to retain their sponsorship funding for this year to help cover some of the costs of the Highland Dancing and Solo Piping competitions that have taken place, thank you!

The Rosneath Peninsula Highland Gathering is run entirely by volunteers and the funding necessary to hold a successful event comes from our Sponsors. If your business, or even you as an individual, would like to become a sponsor please contact our Secretary/Treasurer, Mrs Evelyn Smith via the website.

Although I cannot promise you sunshine next year I can promise you a great family fun day out with an excellent standard of competition at the Rosneath Peninsula Highland Gathering 2016. I will keep you up to date with progress in getting the event organised so please watch this space on our website for further updates. And remember to give us a “Like” on Facebook as a way of showing your support for the Gathering.

The date for your diary is Sunday 17th July 2016.


Robert MacIntyre

Robert MacIntyre


Rosneath Peninsula Highland Gathering


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