THE SKYE HIGHLAND GAMES
The Skye Highland Games Association particularly welcomes all visitors to Skye. The Games were inaugurated in 1877 by the Skye Gathering Committee, who also own the field and still support the Games.
Except during the World Wars they have taken place annually in this natural amphitheatre from which some of the stones used to build the Gathering Hall were quarried.
The Games consist of Heavy Field Events, Athletics, Piping and Highland Dancing.
These events, unique to the Scottish Highlands, are an illustration of a way of life as well as being sporting events and entertainment conducted in a traditional manner. There is also a Sailing Regatta, which consists of a single race for all classes of yacht.
The Isle of Skye Highland Games has been run every year for over 100 years.