The Events

Perthshire Highland Games Association

Confined Heavy Weight section starts at 10am
Open section starts at 12 noon
Entrants please report to judge on field

Confined Events

Shot Putt
28lb Weight for distance
16lb Hammer
Caber

Open Events

16 lb shot putt
22lb shot putt
28 lb weight for distance
56 lb weight for distance
16 lb hammer
22 lb hammer
caber
56lb weight over the bar

Prize money

Piping

Total prize fund £1,560

All competitors pay admission to the park and this then gains entry to the competitions.
All competitors must report to the Piping Convenor by 10.30 am.

Piobaireachd
Piobaireachd, some say is for the purists, but all can understand the care taken in the lingering notes and subtle changes in fingering. The music may have to be carefully listened to, and then the skill and care in playing will be understood.

Prize money:
Senior: 1st £140; 2nd £80; 3rd £50; 4th £30

March, Strathspey & Reel and Jig
To the vast majority, the tunes of the March, Strathspey &Reel and the Jig are more easy to listen to, and their names remembered. Feet can tap out the rhythm and mouths jum the tunes in time to the piper's playing.

Prize money for each section:
Senior: 1st £100; 2nd £50; 3rd £30; 4th £20
Junior 16-18:
1st £60; 2nd £30; 3rd £20; 4th £10
Junior 15 and under:
1st £40; 2nd £30; 3rd £20; 4th £10

Junior Piobaireachd

Convenor - Dr. Dave Syme
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Dancing

Details

Organiser - Jean Swanston

Premier Under 12
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Premier 12 and under 14 years
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Premier 14 and under 17 years

Premier 17 years and over
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Open Hill Race

usually starts at 2.30 pm
Distance 3.5 km
Climb 400 m
Record (M) 0:21:02 - Graeme Bartlett (1998)
Record (F) 0:29:04 - Mhairi Inglis (2008)
Record (J) 0:14:09 - Calum MacKay (2014)

Changes since 2015

Junior Race: 14-16 yrs (NO exceptions this year to age)
Distance approx. 1.75km
Senior Race: 17 - "Still Game"!

A short race with a bit of everything. The route is well marked for guidance only from the park. From the playing fields, run up through ferns, across a stile, and into forest. Uphill, a sharp turn and you're out of the forest, through more ferns and onto grass covered open hillside. A couple of short steep pulls then 3 cairns are run around, before being directed downhill. Some slippy, tussocky ground and some rocky sections to try and avoid, then rejoin the path for a very quick descent.

Have a Safe Run

     
map shows the adult route in red. Juniors turn at the electricity pilons (marked by yellow star on map)

Clan Chiefs did not have the benefit of communications that we know today, but it was very important to get and receive messages as quickly as possible, especially if they were warning of danger. Each Chief had a fit young male as his runner. His task was to get the message quickly to a neighbour, whose Clachan might have to be reached over steep and rough ground, and in all kinds of weather. The choice of runner was decided each year, so tradition informs us, by the Chief summoning all the fit mean to see who was the fittest and fastest. The test was for them to run up a chosen hill and back to the Clachan, with the winner being chosen runner of the Clan for that year.

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