The Cowal Highland Gathering is the largest, most competitive Highland gathering in the world. It is home to the three largest Highland dancing championships in the dancing calendar, including the World Highland Dancing Championships. It is also host to the Cowal Pipe Band Championships, the oldest pipe band championships in the world and second only in importance the World Pipe Band Championships.
Also over the weekend is a major solo piping competition, international heavy athletics and backhold wrestling competitions, school athletics competition, a 5k road race and the very popular Ceilidh tent.
This year’s event will also include a food court featuring the Food from Argyll group, a collaboration of local food producers, and a children’s entertainment tent.