Sydney Highland Gathering

Community Event

15 Mar 2020

Sydney Highland Gathering is an annual event hosted by The Scots College. All the community is invited: families and children of all ages, people who love Scottish culture, people who are looking for an enjoyable day out, those who love pipes and drums and highland dancing. Try haggis (of the square variety) and market stalls.

Sensational spectator events include:

The Atlas Stones: This event comprises five increasingly large stones, ranging in weight from 100 to 156kg. They are lifted in order of lightest to heaviest, on top of a wooden barrel. Each barrel is placed five metres apart and the person who can lift the most stones in the shortest amount of time is the winner.

Weight for Height: This is a traditional Scottish Highland Games event where a box weight, weighing 56lbs is tossed up, over a bar that is progressively raised until all competitors have been eliminated. Each competitor has three attempts to clear each height.

The Caber Toss: The Caber (a long, large pole, a bit like a javelin) is typically 5.9m tall and 79kg. The objective is to toss the caber so that it turns end-over-end, falling away from the tosser in the 12 o’clock position.


Family Friendly Free Wifi Non Smoking Public Toilet


Free Entry

Event Times

15 Mar 2020

Annual Event


The Scots College

53 Victoria Road, Bellevue Hill, 2023

Nearby Accommodation

View All
Front of building

The Village Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach, Waverley


Radisson Hotel and Suites Sydney

Haymarket, Sydney

Property entrance

Spicers Potts Point

Potts Point, Sydney

Metro Hotel Marlow Sydney Central conference rooms

Metro Hotel Marlow Sydney Central



Mantra Hotel at Sydney Airport

Mascot, Bayside

Meriton Suites Pitt Street Sydney

Meriton Suites Pitt Street


Contact Us