The Games will take place on Saturday 29th June 2024 in the Duke of Fife and Princess Royal Memorial Park, Braemar. The event starts with the march of pipe bands through the village at 10.50 am and will finish at 4.30pm.
Braemar Junior Highland Games is the wee brother of the world-famous Braemar Gathering. The Junior Games was introduced in 2005 to provide a funday out for families, to give young people the chance to try out traditional highland games events and to provide the opportunity for young pipers, drummers and dancers and athletes to show off their skills. The Junior Games now has a hill race which forms part of Scottish Athletics Junior Hill Race calendar.
There are a number of running and fun races for different age groups including toddlers.
There is also a long jump competition.
Primary and secondary pupils will be able to try some of the traditional ‘heavy events’ such as tossing the caber and putting the stone. Instruction is provided by an experienced professional.
The provisional timetable for the day, which also constitutes a list of events, can be found here and will be confirmed two weeks before the Games.
The final event of the day is our popular tug-o-war which sees keen competition between groups, some of which we get together on the day and which may include two adults.
There is no pre-entry requirement or entry fees for any of the events – registration takes place on the day.
Are encouraged to be in the arena and up close to the action. Entry to the event is by donation.
There is ample car parking adjacent to the arena which will be clearly sign posted. Travel details are detailed in the main
Market and Catering
There will be a Gillies Market in the driveway into the park and a number of catering outlets.
There will be a Fundraising Dinner including raffle and auction in the Highland Games Pavillion on the evening of Friday 28th June 2024.