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 and seating are 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 by pre-registering following our link on the Home Page of this website.  Please report to the Secretary’s tent at least 20minutes prior to your first event. All dancers and Hill Race competitors will be issued with numbers from the Secretary’s tent on the day.  The Hill Race will be restricted to 150 competitors.

Admission Charges

  • Adult: £12
  • Children (5 – 15): £3
  • Under 5’s: Free
  • All Seating: Free, first come first served basis
  • Car Parking: Free