Fri30Jun2017Mon17Dec2018For times see listingHoly Loch Marina, Sandbank
2018 will once again bring a huge range of family attractions to the Cowal Highland Gathering, already one of the most spectacular highland games in the world.
With its mix of highland dancing, pipe bands, wrestling, heavy athletics, solo piping, drum majors, ceilidh, children’s entertainment, fun run and local food, there’s something for everyone at the Cowal Highland Gathering.
If you’ve never visited before and can only manage one day, then come on Saturday. Watch the top highland dancers in the world compete in the finals of the World Highland Dancing Championship, listen to the pipe bands battle it out in the Cowal Pipe Band Championship and cheer on the world’s best heavy athletes as they toss the caber. You can also catch top live Scottish music in the Ceilidh Tent. To round off the day, witness the spine-tingling salute to the Chieftain. The sound of 100s of pipers and drummers playing in unison will stay with you forever.
Fri05Oct2018Fri12Oct2018VariousLocations throughout Cowal
COWALFEST DATES FOR 2018 - FRIDAY, 5TH - FRIDAY, 12TH OCTOBER Due to the Royal National MOD happening in Dunoon next year from the 12th - 20th October, CowalFest will have walks, and evening events covering 8 days, rather than the usual 10 days.
Cowalfest offers an 8 day festival during October. This annual Walking and Outdoors Festival is one of the largest and most varied walking festivals in Scotland, with many walks led by expert and knowledgeable walk leaders.
All ages and abilities are catered for and the walks cover interest areas of wildlife, bird watching, art, heritage, folklore, tai chi, great gardens, and some great hill walks.
CowalFest Argyll 2018 is organised by the Cowal Walking Festival Association — a voluntary body which draws support from the people, communities, organisations and businesses from throughout the Cowal Peninsula.