Cowal Highland Gathering 2023 Thursday 24 - Saturday 26 August 2023 Dunoon Stadium

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We can't wait to welcome you back to the Cowal Gathering this year.

**If you are purchasing seats to watch the highland dancing please refer to the expected highland dancing running order at before placing your order to ensure you get the correct seats. 

Thursday 24th August - Is the Scottish Open Highland Dancing Championships and the qualifiers for the World Highland Dancing Championships.

Friday 25th August - Is the Scottish National Highland Dancing Championships. There is also a juvenile solo piping competition and the male heavy athletes compete in the afternoon.

Friday 25th August - Gig at the Gathering - 7pm to 11pm - This is a very popular stand alone music event held in the Music Tent on the Friday night. This year's acts will be confirmed soon.  (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult)

Saturday 26th August - The Pre-Premier and Argyllshire (confined) highland dancing competitions take place in the morning followed by the finals of the World Highland Dancing Championships in the afternoon.

The Cowal Pipe Band Championship takes place all day and the heavy athletics and traditional wrestling competitions take place in the afternoon.

The afternoon is also when all the family entertainment takes place including the live music tent, perfromance area acts, Arties Singing Kettle and a host of other family entertainment that is all included in the cost of your ticket.


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Dunoon Stadium - Dunoon, PA23 7RL

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