The Atholl & Breadalbane Agricultural Show and Highland Gathering is held over 2 days - Friday and Saturday in the second weekend in August each year for over 60 years.
On Friday there are Horse and Pony classes for children of all ages - from 4 to 64! The fun begins at 9.00am with the slightly more serious show classes, then the working hunter classes and after lunch time, the fancy dress on horseback and rounding off the Friday at the The Atholl & Breadalbane Agricultural Show and Highland Gathering with the mounted horseback games.
Sample of the Saturday Timetable (please note alltimes are approximate)
|09.00||Judging of Cattle, Sheep, Highland Pony and Clydesdale Horse classes|
|11.00||Highland Dancing competition confined to Perthshire|
|12.00||Confined Heavyweight Events -Highland Safaris sponsored Perthshire League|
|12.30||Vintage Tractor Display & Judging|
|13.00||Judging of Champion of Champions Solo Piping Events commence|
|13.15||Parade of Horses|
|13.30||Open Highland Dancing; Open Heavy Weight Events & Wrestling commence|
|13.40||Coupar Angus Pipe Band leads Games Chieftain and Clan Menzies around the arena|
|13.45||Gathering declared open by Chieftain Mr Athel Price of Bolfracks Estate. Long Service Awards presented.|
|14.00||Children's Races commence|
|14.25||Running Event - 3 lap race (approx. ½ mile)|
|14.30||Coupar Angus Pipe Band play outside Flower Tent|
|14.45||Riders of the Storm - Stunt Riding Display Team|
|15.00||Weem Hill Race|
|15.15||Tug o' War Heats|
|15.30||Carrying of Menzies Stone|
|15.30||Coupar Angus Pipe Band|
|16.15||Tug o' War Final|
The Atholl & Breadalbane Agricultural Show and Highland Gathering is in a beautiful setting, right beside the historic Wade's Bridge and the River Tay is surrounded by fantastic views to Weem Rock to the north and the hills of Glen Lyon to the west.
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