Competitions
& Results

Find out more about the various events held annually at the Braemar Gathering and browse event records from recent years.

Braemar Gathering

All competitions are held under the Society's regulations. Event entries will be handled online via the application process. See below to find out which month each event opens for registration.

COMPETITIONS for 2024

Click the events below to register and
find out all competition information.

Group 1102

Heavy Events

Application open May 2024 and close 15th August 2024

For centuries, the traditional throwing of hammers, putting the stone and tossing the caber have been core to the Highland games experience, with the more recent addition of throwing weight for distance and over the bar for height.

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Pipe Bands

The Massed Pipe Bands at the Braemar Gathering are an iconic sight, and internationally renowned. Over the years, we have seen bands come from across the globe to take part in this great Scottish spectacle.

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Braemar Gathering Solo Piping

Solo Piping

Applications open now below

Piping is in the Society’s roots and continues to be strongly supported. The Solo Piping competitions start at 9.30am and run throughout the day. There are Senior (18+) and Junior (U18) categories, and local competitors are welcome.

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Tug O War & Medley Relay

The Services Events at Braemar involve top military athletes competing in both Tug of War and Medley Relay competitions for the prestige of winning and receiving a magnificent silver trophy from the Royal Family.

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Group 1549

Highland Dancing

Applications Closed 31st May 2024

Highland Dancing is one of the oldest forms of dance. Accompanied by Highland Bagpipes, it is a style of competitive solo dancing developed over the centuries in the Scottish Highlands. Over 100 dancers from the UK and beyond attend the Gathering to compete for the prestigious ‘Silver Medal’.

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Track Events

Applications open May 2024

Running and jumping competitions have been held in and around Braemar for hundreds of years. The ‘light’ events are a key part of the Braemar Gathering tradition. There are handicapped and scratch sprints and middle distance races, as well as long, high and triple jump events.

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Hill Race

Applications open 31st July 2024

The Hill Race is a very popular and hotly-contested event. Competitors come from all over the UK, Europe and further afield, and the British armed forces are always well represented. We are proud to have welcomed many National Team runners over the years and will continue to do so.

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