The Argyllshire Gathering Oban Games - a traditional Highland Games in Oban, Argyll

ON THE DAY. WHAT, WHERE, WHEN.

OBAN GAMES INFORMATION

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WHEN

Thursday 25 August 2022 from 09.30 to 16.30. See full Games timetable below.

WHERE

The Oban Games are held in Mossfield Stadium, Oban, PA34 4EL - see map.

DIRECTIONS

On foot:  From the centre of Oban (Argyll Square), it's a 10-12 minute walk along Combie Street, taking a left turn on to Glencruitten Road, turn right on to Mossfield Avenue; Mossfield Stadium is on your left.

By car: parking at Oban Games is extremely limited and is entirely reserved for Blue Badge and Games permit holders only - see the INFO tab below for public car parking information.

TICKETS

You can buy tickets at the gate on Games day. Cash/credit/debit card accepted.

Adult: £12
Children (under 16): £6
Family: (2 adults, 2 children): £30

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The Argyllshire 3200m Handicap (OPEN)
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The Argyllshire Long Jump (OPEN & LOCAL)
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March of the Stewards led by a band formed of the Competing Pipers & OHS Pipe Band
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Oban High School of Dance and Oban High School of Traditional Music entertainment (until 2:30pm)
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The Argyllshire Light Stone (OPEN & LOCAL NOVICE)
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The Argyllshire 100m Scratch Heats
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Argyllshire Youths 100m (BOYS & GIRLS)
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Argyllshire Light Hammer Championship (OPEN & LOCAL NOVICE)
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The Argyllshire 100m Scratch Final (OPEN)
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The Argyllshire Gathering Rugby Cup
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The Argyllshire 100m Scratch Final (LADIES)
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Argyllshire Heavy Hammer Championship (OPEN)
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The Argyllshire Triple Jump (OPEN & LOCAL)
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The Argyllshire 800m Scratch (OPEN)
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The Argyllshire Youths Shot Put
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The Argyllshire 200m Handicap Heats (OPEN)
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Fun Races – Kilted, veteran & children’s races (for NON competitors)
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The Hill Race (2.25miles/500ft) (OPEN)
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The Argyllshire 28lb Weight for Distance (OPEN & LOCAL NOVICE)
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LUNCH - Music by Oban High School Pipe Band
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The Argyllshire 200m Handicap Final
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The Argyllshire 1600m Handicap (OPEN & LOCAL)
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The Argyllshire Caber (LOCAL NOVICE)
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Tossing the Sheaf (UNDER 16 YEARS)
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Tossing the Sheaf (OVER 16 YEARS)
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The Argyllshire 100m Handicapped Race – Heats
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Tug of War Competition (5 a side) (OPEN & NOVICE)
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The Highlander Caber Challenge (OPEN)
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The Argyllshire 800m Handicap Race (OPEN)
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The Highlander Clachd 22lb (OPEN)
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The Argyllshire 600m Race (BOYS & GIRLS)
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Argyllshire 56lb Weight for Distance Championships (OPEN)
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The Argyllshire 400m Handicap Race
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Map key

Trade and catering stands from 2019 shown here - check back here for updated 2021/22 list.

TRADE STANDS

Alzheimer Scotland

Barrhead Leather

BDMLR

Blackbird Gallery

Bluebell Jewels & Fyne Frames

Breagha Glass

David’s Gifts

Elf Jewels

Galbraith’s Estate Agent

Highland Confectionary

Jaycee Designs

Kilted Fudge

Kintyre Gin

Mary Jean Ltd

Oban Lifeboat

Selkie Crafts

Selkie Sand Art

The Clog & Craft Shop

Thistle Fairy Designs

Toe in the Water Designs

Vapourized Oban

CATERING

Country Park Scottish Fayre

Delicious Desserts & Coffee Co.

GM Whyte Catering

Morrison’s Burgers

Scottish Park Coffee Unit

Scozzese Wood Fired Pizza

Trade Enquiries

Trade stands: download an application form here or email info@obangames.com

Catering stands: email info@obangames.com

Heritage tent

Visit the Heritage Tent, sponsored by The Oban Times, to gain an insight in to Argyll's past, present... and future. More details here>

PARKING

Parking at Oban Games is extremely limited and is reserved for Blue Badge holders and Games permit holders only.

Public Car Parks

Public car parks in Oban are located at:

Lochavullin Road - Tweeddale Street - Corran Halls 1 & 2 - North Pier - Railway Station - Albany Street - Longsdale Road

Toilets

Portable toilets are located around the perimeter of the Oban Games site. Wheelchair accessible portable toilets are available. Baby Changing Facilities are also provided.

First Aid

A first aid point is located near the turnstyle entrance, beside the blue gate.

Announcements

If you need a public information announcement to be made please go to the Pavilion where the Oban Games team can assist you.

Safety

All spectators are reminded to remain behind the barriers surrounding the Games field at all times. Competitors should only be on the field while participating in their event. As some of the terrain is rough and some spectator areas are grass, we recommend suitable footwear is worn.

Catering

A range of take away food outlets are available at Oban Games selling hot drinks & baking, hot & cold food, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages.

Dogs

Well behaved dogs on a lead are very welcome at Oban Games.

A great family day out

Oban Games is a fun-filled family day out. Take up position around the field or on the hill with a blanket and a picnic and watch this colourful Highland spectacle. Enjoy listening to the Pipe Bands as they march around the arena, watch the dancers perform their intricate Highland dance steps, cheer on the athletes in the running races, long jump and strenuous hill race. Admire the strength and stamina of the 'Heavies' as cabers and stones are tossed and have a right good giggle as the Tug o' War is battled out.

Other Games attractions popular with youngsters are a bouncy castle, the birds of prey stand and the wildlife & history displays in the Heritage Tent. The Tent - at the far end of the field - is open for everyone to come in and find out more about Argyll's rich heritage and see history come to life.

Look out for the Fun Races throughout the day - with races for children of all ages, veterans - that's you Gran & Grandpa - and the very popular kilted race. Tossing the Sheaf is also a highlight for the teenagers in your family. Sign up on the day and give it a go!

Find out about Family Tickets here>

Oban Games for all the familty