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What is a Highland Gathering?

A Highland Gathering is an event held, in order to celebrate Scottish and Celtic culture and heritage, especially that of the Scottish Highlands.

Certain aspects of the games are so well known as to have become emblematic of Scotland, such as the bagpipes, the kilt, and at certain Highland Gathering – the heavy events, especially the caber toss.

While centred on competitions in piping and drumming and highland dancing, the gathering also include entertainment and exhibits related to other aspects of Scottish and Gaelic culture.

Highland Gathering Events

Upcoming events

Vaal Highland Gathering

South Coast Highland Gathering

28 Apr 2018

The gathering shall comprise band and Highland dancing competitions. This is a PBASA Championship gathering and the results count towards the PBASA Champion of Champions Award.

Jeppe Highland Gathering

Jeppe Gathering

12 May 2018

The gathering shall comprise band and Highland dancing competitions. This is a PBASA Championship gathering and the results count towards the PBASA Champion of Champions Award.

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De La Salle Highland Gathering

26 May 2018

The gathering shall comprise band and Highland dancing competitions. This is a PBASA Regional gathering and the results count towards the PBASA Regional Champion Award.

Past events

Vaal Highland Gathering

Vaal Highland Gathering

7 Apr 2018

The gathering shall comprise band and Highland dancing competitions.

Knysna Celtic Festival

Knysna Celtic Festival

24 Feb 2018

The gathering shall comprise a street march contest, band, solo piping, solo drumming and, Highland dancing competitions. This shall be followed in the evening by a concert performed by the Knysna & Districts Pipe Band.

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