The Gathering


The Gathering, a 2 day coming together of clansmen and clanswomen from around the globe, is expected to attract over 8,000 clansmen, as well as a further 30,000 local visitors.

The highlight will be a clan parade up the Royal Mile and historic Pageant of the Clans in the arena on the Castle Esplanade, the first time the clans will have gathered in such numbers in Edinburgh. Holyrood Park will be the home for The Gathering 2009, featuring the World Heavy Highland Games Heavy Events Championships as the main showpiece.

There will be a strong focus on the traditional Highland Games activities including top international pipe bands, highland dancing, traditional and contemporary music, together with a Taste of Scotland experience provided by a selection of top quality food producers.

Contact Details

The Gathering Ltd

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