The Island Highland Gathering is back for 2021!

We’re excited to announce that the Island Highland Gathering will be back again on Sunday 18th of July 2021. This year we’ll be holding the event at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway! Fun and excitement for all of the family.

We have pipe and drum bands from all over the country, including Reading, Dartford, Portsmouth, Hampshire and for this year we are pleased to announce the Scots Guards Association will be joining us. All will be going on throughout the day in the main arena which also has the main stage.

Get your tickets by heading over to the IW Steam Railway’s Website now!

Our Sponsors

A big thanks to all our sponsors for making it all possible!


Great day out for all the Family, plenty to do and see. Hopefully sunny, bring a blanket or chair,
Sit in sun, relax enjoy bands, dancing etc.
I shall soon be making my tartan catnip mice!

– Jane Page‎

Frequently Asked Questions

The most frequently asked questions and their respective answers

Can I buy tickets on the day?

Of course, tickets will be available at the gates on the day! 

Will I be able to pay by debit/credit card at the gate?

Yes you can pay by credit or debit card on the door. If you would like to buy your ticket ahead of time you can buy tickets online here.

Supporting Charities

The Island Highland Gathering supports the following charities

Aspire Ryde is a community hub, providing services throughout the week in a redundant church building which now buzzes with activity. We have many different groups that meet during the week, also a variety of projects going on throughout the year.

Our beautifully preserved award-winning railway creates the perfect backdrop to our special day. Marvel at the majestic steam engines, beautifully restored comfortable period carriages and charming rural stations. A trip to the Isle of Wight Steam Railway is guaranteed family-fun and will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.

Ready to secure your tickets for The Island Highland Gathering?


The Railway Station,
Main Rd, Havenstreet,
PO33 4DS.

Email Address

Phone Number

01983 716020