The CHG Music Arena
THE CHG Music Arena is brought to you by Radio Earn, Aldi and Event Scotland. Crieff Highland Gathering is widely known as “Scotland’s Premier Highland Games” but not just for the Games themselves. Crieff has always been at the forefront of new and modern ideas, indeed Crieff Highland Gathering was the first to introduce the “special attraction” which could range from acrobats to animals right through to motorbike display teams.
Eventually though, these had “seen their day” and something new was required. “Borrowing” an idea from our sister games in Ohio, where they have more of a Celtic music feel throughout the day, the idea of a mini music festival alongside the Games was discussed. Well received by locals and visitors alike this area goes from strength to strength, showcasing some of the top acts in Scotland such as Skerryvore, Skipinnish, Braebach and Clanadonia, as well as introducing an international flavour with top vocalist Charlie Zahm all the way from the USA.
This year will be no different with some great acts signed up to appear on stage. Remember to bring your dancing shoes, you’re going to need them!!
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
The Crieff Highland Gathering has been very fortunate over the years to attract a wide range of Special attractions and many of those who have visited the Games will fondly recall, Hercules the bear, flying motorcycles, stunt cars, parachutists and who can ever forget The Devils Horsemen.
However in the more recent past we have been able to attract one of the fabulous acts from Scotland’s premier and iconic International Military Tattoo held annually in the amazing surrounds of Edinburgh Castle.
Each year one of these international acts have given up their free Sunday from the Tattoo to come and entertain us in Crieff.
Our link with the Tattoo is down to the wonderful assistance for Crieff’s Games from Brigadier Melville Stewart Jameson CBE. Over the years he has been a huge supporter of our annual event and we were very pleased to have him as our Chieftain in 2011. The “Brigadier” has had a wide range of roles in his long military professional career but it was in that of the Chief Executive of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo that he was able to come to our aid.
In previous years we have had the spectacle of some amazing acts from all across the globe.
For all the Games directors there is a nail-biting time right up to just a few days before our big day before we finally find out if we have been successful in attracting one of the Tattoo acts and then which of the amazing international acts will be coming to our wee town. Keep an eye on our social media for updates!