A tradition dating back well over a century, the Rannoch Highland Gathering has been one of the most anticipated events of the year among the team here at our Kinloch Rannoch hotel.
So you can probably imagine how excited we are now that there’s only a month to go before the event makes its big return for 2017.
Offering a unique taste of authentic Scottish culture, organisers of the Highland Gathering pride themselves on making this event the “real deal,” and not merely a show to impress passing tourists.
Yet it’s for exactly this reason that, when our guests ask us how to best experience the life of a true Scottish Highlander, attending the Rannoch Highland Gathering is always the one thing we recommend.
Here, we discuss how you can make this year’s event a truly memorable occasion by combining your Highland Gathering experience with a stay at the Dunalastair Hotel Suites in the heart of Kinloch Rannoch.
A Unique Event Steeped in Scottish Tradition
Set to take place this year on Saturday, August 19th, the annual Rannoch Highland gathering transforms nearby Weller Poley Park into a lively, vibrant community which comes together to enjoy the kind of events and attractions that have kept locals entertained since as far back as 1881.
Just as you’ll find at countless Highland Games across the region, the centrepiece of the entire event is of course the heavy lifting competitions.
Featuring hammer and weight throwing, and of course the famous caber tossing, this is your chance to watch all those uniquely Scottish sports that are as synonymous with the country as the bagpipes.
Speaking of which, local pipe bands and Highland dancers both form an integral part of the proceedings, and are sure to be a highlight for many of our guests this year.
Highland Fun for All the Family
Staying at our Kinloch Rannoch hotel as part of a family getaway to Scotland? The August 19th Highland Gathering offers plenty to entertain and enthrall children of all ages.
From clowns, bouncy castles, and entertainment for the younger ones to archery, fire trucks and races for the older ones, there’s plenty on offer to make it a day to remember, now matter how old they are.
That goes for mum and dad too, who’ll be able to sit back and enjoy a spot of tea, some delicious BBQ, or simply an afternoon buying some homemade gifts and goodies from the many stalls you’ll find on the day.
Make Your Highland Gathering Experience One to Remember With a Stay at a Top Luxury Hotel in Kinloch Rannoch
Based just a few minutes away from Weller Poley Park in Kinloch Rannoch, the Dunalastair Hotel Suites is ideally located to ensure you and your family can really make the most of our Scotland getaway.
As well as the Rannoch Highland Gathering, we’re situated close by to local walking, hiking, and cycling routes, and within accessible distance of fishing spots, golf courses, and a range of family-friendly activities.
Back at the hotel itself, you’ll find a stylish combination of contemporary design and traditional Scottish features, all managed by a dedicated team who go all out to guarantee that your stay is so special that you’ll hardly be able to wait before you can join us again for next year’s event.
Experience the Rannoch Highland Gathering with the Dunalastair Hotel Suites’ Spring into Summer special offer.
For a limited time only, enjoy a two night stay in one of our boutique Luxury Suites, along with breakfast and dinner for only £444.