Bute Highland Games is one of a number of venues for Highland Dance Competitions that carry a high status in the sport and attract dancers from around the World in addition to those from Scotland. Each year some 240 dancers come to Bute to take part in a number of competitions graded according to both age and skill level. Only dancers registered with the Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing may take part, this ensures a uniformly high standard of judging and of dancing.
Operated under the Rules of the Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing.
The competition is operated in two categories – Confined and Open. To compete within the Confined category, contestants must be permanent residents in either Argyll & Bute, Helensburgh or Lomond.