The first Luss Highland Gathering was held in 1875 and has been held annually since, except for a break during the two World Wars. It owns its inception to the enthusiasm of local farmers and sportsmen, all of which were member of the Luss Company of Dunbartonshire Volunteers. The Gathering was held for three years in the field north of the River Luss, but as it became more popular, the site was changed to the larger field on the south side, where it is held today. A more beautiful or romantic location for Highland Gathering could hardly have been chosen; the River Luss bounds one side with Loch Lomond in the background whilst the wooded policies of Camstradden and the rugged Luss Hills complete a scenic picture that has evoked much appreciation and is a prime example of the outstanding scenery in this part of Scotland.
Traditional events including Tossing the Caber and Throwing the Hammer are included. The Hill Race, with competitors scaling the challenging Luss Hill, is viewed from the perfect vantage point of the games field. The skirl of the pipes and the skill of the colourful Highland dancers bring the most romantic and evocative sights and sounds of Scotland’s musical heritage to the Luss Highland Games.
The Luss Highland Games is a fantastic event for all the family bringing international competitors, piping, Highland dancing and a wealth of local food, drink and craft suppliers.
The annual ceilidh is held in the evening at the nearby Loch Lomond Arms Hotel. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 01436 860 420.