Chairman’s Message

A warm welcome awaits you all at Aboyne Highland Games on 1st August 2015.

Our aim is to provide the whole family with a fun packed day of traditional Highland Games, high quality trade and refreshment stands and the finest funfair for kids of all ages.

For your enjoyment we will have a high calibre field of Heavy Athletes, throwing the hammer, putting the stones, tossing the massive caber, throwing the weight over the bar and Tug-o-War.

Solo Pipers, Dancers and Fiddle players from all parts of the globe will be there to entertain you.

A fine display of field and track events, including the gruelling 6 mile Fungle Hill Race will take place mid afternoon.

If you enjoy the ‘skirl o’ the pipes’, the Mass Pipe Bands will certainly moisten your eye as they pass close by in perfect step and harmony. From 10.30am until beating the retreat in the late afternoon, we have over 95 events for you to choose from (or watch them all).

This year we have again upgraded the quality of our tradestands (over 80 in number) offering the finest local products, clothing, crafts and foodstuffs.

Unique to Aboyne Highland Games is our ‘Clan Village’ where at least a dozen clan chiefs and their followers will be on hand to regale you with their history and culture. They welcome you to visit them at Aboyne (and perhaps help you trace your clan connections of the past). A special welcome awaits visitors from abroad from our team in the overseas marquee, enjoy a welcoming ceremony there at 3pm hosted by our Chieftain, the Most Honourable, The Marquis of Huntly.

Finally, treat the children (of all ages) to the delights of one of the largest Traditional Funfairs around.

Please come and enjoy a truly memorable day with us on Royal Deeside for ‘Games Day at Aboyne’ on August 1st 2015.

Aboyne Highland Games Committee