Braemar Gathering Highland Dancing
Applications open March 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’.
Convener: Euan Fraser, Braemar Royal Highland Society, Committee Member
For many years, this was a male-dominated sport but with the introduction of the Aboyne dress, women began to compete regularly and the sport is now dominated by women competitors.
The Highland Dancing at Braemar Gathering is an integral part of the day, and takes place in full view of the crowd. With the dancing board prominent in the middle of the arena, the dancers can be instantly recognised for their colourful tartan outfits. The dancing normally commences just after 10am and continues until around 5pm.
The competition will always include a fine display of highland dances, from the Highland Fling to the Sailors Hornpipe, and several more intricate traditional dances. Our competitors range from small children right through to adults competing in various age groups for a range of trophies and medals.
If you would like more information regarding competing at Braemar Gathering please contact the Gathering Secretary: email@example.com