Events & Competitions

Events & Competitions

Crieff Highland Gathering will bring a huge range of different events and competitions!

From our traditional Scottish Heavyweight Championships to highland dancing, light field events, tug o war and many many more - there definitely is something for everyone.

Nearly all of the events and competitions take part in the main arena at the Market Park with the Highland Dancing having its own specially made dance platform.

The Challenge Caber

Instituted in 1994, the Crieff Challenge Caber, sponsored by Glenturret, is a very special heavy event held each year after the Scottish Championship has been completed.  The original Challenge Caber came from Atholl Estates in Pitlochry and was 20 feet long with a diameter at the thick end of about 7 inches and at the narrow end of 61/4 inches, the new Challenge Caber came from the Drummond Estate near Crieff and can only be described as a Monster coming in at 21ft 4"!  This year the prize stands at £1000 - by far the largest caber prize in the world - and this accumulated purse will be awarded to the athlete who achieves a perfect throw - that is, 12 o'clock.  If there is more than one competitor attaining a perfect throw then the prize money will be shared between them.  If there is no perfect throw then £75 will be awarded for the best attempt.  As with the Scottish Championship, the judge's decision will be final.