Welcome to the Official Website of the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games and Gathering O' Scottish Clans. Celebrating 64 years of excellence Official
The 65th Annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games will be held July 8-11, 2021 at MacRae Meadows on Grandfather Mountain near Linville, NC.

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, we would like to cordially invite you to join us, and thousands of fans of Scottish music, culture, and history around the world at the 2020 Grandfather Mountain Highland Games Online! Starting with the virtual Torchlight Ceremony at 8:30pm Eastern time on Thursday, July 9th, we will be streaming original content from some of the Games’ most popular musicians and events.

You will be able to watch the events live via either YouTube, or on Facebook Live, which will feature a live chat stream with many of your favorite performers, including Seven Nations, The Piper Jones Band, Farsan, and the Brothers Mcleod.

Please watch this space for a continually updated schedule of performances. We are looking forward to sharing the weekend with you!

Whitney Rowlett
Producer / Line Producer / Production Manager
Counts to Nine Productions

of the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games and GA
O' Scottish Clans. Celebrating 61 years of excellence.

GMHG is a nonprofit, non-stock corporation licensed under the laws of North Carolina.

OUR MUTUAL VISION: We will constantly strive to be the premier Scottish Highland games and gathering of Clans, Guests, Families, Sponsors, Patrons and Visitors. We will work diligently to be the model games of integrity and excellence for all.

OUR MISSION: To carry on and promote the annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games and Gathering of Scottish Clans, to foster and restore interest in traditional dancing, piping, drumming, athletic achievement, music and Gaelic culture, and to establish scholarship funds to assist students from Avery County High School to study at American colleges and universities.


           We will continually strive to improve our Scottish games and relationship to those involved, the safety of our events and good fiscal stewardship.

           We will pursue excellence in all we do and remain focused on those we serve and to more fully meet the cultural and educational expectations of all who attend and are involved in our event.

            We will work as a team for our ultimate mission and to achieve mutual and agreed upon goals through trust and respect in our team approach.

            We will continue our tradition of excellence through activities that demonstrate that we care for the environment around us and for the people who attend our events.

             We will maintain a strong and frugal financial policy in order to better serve and to help achieve our cultural and educational goals.

              We will never compromise our integrity. Our decisions and actions will show all that we have the highest ethical and moral standards.

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