Charleston Scottish Games 

Charleston Scottish Games

It’s almost time for the 51st Annual Scottish Games and Highland Gathering in Charleston! Join us at this incredible event, organized by the Scottish Society of Charleston, as we travel to Scotland for the day. Celebrate and enjoy the rich history and culture of Scotland with an incredible lineup of events ranging from athletics to live music. Thrill at competitions of athletic prowess, musical skill on the legendary bagpipes, and the beauty of Highland dance.

The first event was held in 1971, making the Charleston Scottish Games and Highland Gathering the second oldest event of its kind in the Southeast. Bringing together members of the local community as well as the regional area, this is a great time for folks to gather and celebrate or learn more about Scottish history, heritage and culture.

The Scottish people have made a large impact on South Carolina, helping it to become the state it is today. From music and food, to political and scientific contributions, Scottish heritage is something to be celebrated and promoted in modern life. The Charleston Scottish Games and Highland Gathering is on a mission to do just that. The Games showcase Scottish traditions, culture, and history in a fun and interactive way for people all over the world.

There’s something for everyone at the Games with wonderful events including:

  • Athletic Competitions
  • Pipe Bands
  • Highland Dancing Competitions
  • Border Collie Demonstrations
  • Live Music by Albannach
  • Scotch Tasting
  • And Much More!

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Charleston Scottish Games
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Charleston Scottish Games
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Charleston Scottish Games
Location and Map

Charleston Scottish Games
Riverfront Park
1061 Everglades Ave.
North Charleston SC 29405

Charleston Scottish Games

Charleston Scottish Games Date and Time

Date: Nov. 5, 2022
Time: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Admission: General Admission: Advance $25 / Day of $35
VIP: Advance $75 / Day of $100 (All day access to the VIP tent which includes open mixed drink bar and other non alcoholic beverages, a delicious spread of snacks, premium view of the athletic field, and private access bathrooms.)

Charleston Scottish Games Schedule of Events

Amateur Athletes Qualifying

Amateur Athletes – Clachneart

Highland Dancing Competition Begins – North End of Athletics Field
Elite Amateur Athletes – Clachneart – Athletics Field

Amateur Athletes – Sheaf Toss

Highland Dancing Competition – North End of Athletics Field

Elite Armature Athletes – 56 lb. wt.

Albannach – Entertainment Tent
Sheep Dog Demonstration – Piping and Drumming Field
Elite Amateur Athletes – 28 lb. wt – Athletics Field

11:00- Scotch Tasting Opens
Elite Armature Athletes – Hammer Throw

Scotch Tasting – Scotch Tasting Tent *

11:30 Opening Ceremonies
Parade of Tartans – Massed Bands

Pipe Band Mini Concerts throughout the day

1:00 Best Clan Tent Judging Begins
Amateur Athletes – 28 lb. wt.
Elite Amateur Athletes – Caber Toss

Sheep Dog Demonstration

Amateur Athletes – Hammer Toss

Albannach – Entertainment Tent
Pipe Band Quartet Competition – Piping and Drumming Field

Elite Armature Athletes – Sheaf Toss
Hurling Demo – Athletics Field

Amateur Athletes – Caber
Elite Armature Athletes – 56 lb wt.
Pipe Band Quartet Competition Continues

Albannach – Entertainment Pavillion
Pipe Band Quartet Competition Continues

Massed Bands & Piping & Drumming Awards

5:00 Closing Ceremonies

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