Events Aberdeen

Aberdeen Highland Games

The Aberdeen Highland Games are an integral part of the Grampian Games circuit and are delivered under the auspices of the Scottish Highland Games Association.

Date, Opening Times, Location

The 2015 Highland Games will take place on Sunday 21 June 2015, 10.00am - 5.30pm at Hazlehead Park.  Please click on the link for a location map of Hazlehead Park Aberdeen.

Events and activities

There will be many stalls, events, family entertainment and displays at the 2015 Games including: 

Traditional Events

  • Heavy events
  • Solo piping
  • Pipe band competition
  • Track and field events
  • Highland dancing
  • Scottish tug-o-war championship 725kg

Family Friendly Activities

  • Indoor laser tag maze
  • Climbing challenge
  • Segways
  • Inflatable assault courses
  • Chainsaw wood carver
  • Scottish entertainment marquee
  • Walkabout balloon modellers
  • plus much more! 

Participating in Events at The Games

There are many events taking places at the Games, from Caber Tossing, to Highland Dancing, to Piping.  A comprehensive list of all the events and the entry requirements for competitors are detailed in the Competitors Programme 2015, which will be published here once available. 

Heavy Events, Track & Field and Tug-o-war

Entries are made via the Scottish Highland Games Association. Visit their website for full details and registration form.

Dancing & Piping Competitions 

Dancing and Piping entries are accepted in advance online up until 11am on Friday 19 June 2015 and in person on the day of the event.

Highland Games Dancing Entry Form

Highland Games Solo Piping Entry Form


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Ticket Prices on the day:

10.00am - 12 noon

Adult £8
Child £3
Under 5's free
Family £20 (2 Adults & up to 3 children)

After 12 noon

Adult £9
Child £3
Under 5's free
Family £24 (2 Adults & up to 3 children)

Refreshments at the Games

  • Food and drink available to purchase
  • Beer tent (over 18's only)


There is free car parking at the Highland Games. In addition, the Number 11 Bus, operated by First Group, and Number X17 Bus, operated by Stagecoach, both pass near Hazlehead Park.  Please see the relevant web page for bus times.


If you are planning on staying in Aberdeen whilst the Games take place, please visit the Aberdeen City and Shire Hotel Association where you will be able to locate accommodation to meet your requirements.

Trade & Charity Stalls

Trade Stalls will be selling food, gifts, arts and crafts and clothing. Local charities will also be present to update you on their work and offer you the chance to participate in their various fundraising activities.

(NB - applications for catering stands are not accepted - to tender for any catering, please register on the Public Contracts website -

Applications for Charity and Trade Stands have now closed. If you have any queries please contact the City Events team.

Get in touch

Should you require any further information regarding the Highland Games, please contact:

City Events, Aberdeen City Council, Ground Floor North, Business Hub 4, Marischal College, Broad St, Aberdeen, AB10 1AB

Tel: 01224 522998