Event Information

Pipe Band

The Games take place on the Aboyne Green, situated in the centre of the village, on the first Saturday in August. Competitions commence at 10.30 and continue until approximately 17.30.

All car parking is free.

  • Visitors in cars should use the parking available within the grounds of Aboyne Castle: follow the signs on the A93. Shuttle buses will operate as required.
  • Touring buses must make prior arrangements with the secretary of the Games, before making use of the parking available at Aboyne Academy, Bridgeview Road.
  • Only disabled badge holders and exhibitor passes will be allowed to park on the Green. Exhibitor passes must be applied for, through the secretary, prior to the day of The Games.

Competitors should note that admission will be charged, enabling them to compete in each and every event: there are no individual event entry fees payable.

Entry to all events is Free of Charge and is carried out in the Secretary’s tent on the day.  Please allow at least 30minutes prior to your first event.  In the case of the Hill Race last entries will be 3pm.  Numbers will be provided for the Hill Race at the time of entry (safety pins required).

Admission Charges

  • Adult: £12
  • Children (5 – 15): £3
  • Under 5′s: Free
  • Car Parking: Free
  • NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN TO COMPETITORS FOR ENTRY TICKETS