Highland Games are a unique mix of sports, cultural events, and a healthy measure of socialization.
They generally include field and track events, piping and Highland dancing competitions, and 'heavy events' like the tug-o-war, the hammer throw, and tossing the caber. The games are a stirring celebration of Scottish identity and cultural pride which have endured through centuries of political turmoil and upheaval. Here is a selection of some local games and events taking place throughout the year.
A Scottish celebration of the New Year. The Nethy Bridge celebration includes a torchlit procession, family ceilidh, and fireworks. Nearby Grantown-On-Spey features one of the largest hogmanay crowds in the Highlands.