The Argyllshire Gathering and The Oban Games


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Welcome to the Argyllshire Gathering website.

Every August, Oban is the place to be to enjoy a highland games that is unsurpassed by any other. In the Track and Field events and in the Dancing many of the competitions are for Scottish championship titles and in the solo Piping, the competitions are for World championship titles. These are the pre-eminent piping competitions in the world and the only ones of this standard still to be held in the great outdoors.

Argyll is a large county, with its people spread over long distances from each other. The Argyllshire Gathering was established in the 19th Century to bring families together and socialise; as was the way of things, also to compete. Today, the Oban Games is still organised by the Argyllshire Gathering’s members, as an event to bring people in Argyll together and as a way to promote highland sport and culture through competition. The Games are something that all visitors can enjoy and to which we bid you welcome.

The next Games will be on Thursday 28th August 2014

The Oban Games has three main elements:

  1. A World Class Solo Piping Competition
  2. A Traditional Highland Games with highly competitive track and field events
  3. A great day out for all the family




The Argyllshire Gathering welcomes the support of the Royal Bank of Scotland as sponsor of the Oban Games