The Grandfather Highland Games are considered America’s grandest Games because of the spectacular mountain setting that is so reminiscent of Scotland. The deep blue peaks of 6,000-foot Grandfather Mountain tower above a meadow ringed by 167 red, blue, yellow and green striped tents. The color is augmented by thousands of Scots decked out in their finest tartan plaids, and the energy is amplified by the sounds of bagpipes and kettledrums echoing across the moor.
The 59th Annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games will be held July 10-13, 2014 at MacRae Meadows on Grandfather Mountain near Linville, NC.
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.
OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES
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.