Chairman’s Message

A warm welcome awaits you all at Aboyne Highland Games on Saturday 5th August 2017.

It is a great honour for me to become Chairman in this our 150th year. Our aim at Aboyne is to provide a fun packed day for all the family, with over 95 events on the field, 80 plus trade stands and a large fun fair for all to enjoy. From 10.30am until beating the retreat in late afternoon there will be a high calibre field of heavies, solo pipers, dancers, fiddlers, light event athletes and mass pipe bands to entertain you. There is also a six mile hill race mid afternoon which attracts around 100 runners.

Unique to Aboyne Highland Games is our Clan Village, where a dozen Clan Chiefs and their followers will welcome you to their tents and perhaps help you trace your clan ancestry. We also have a team in the Overseas Tent who welcome visitors from abroad. A welcome ceremony is held here at 3.00pm, hosted by our Chieftain, The Most Honourable, The Marquis of Huntly.

The funfair, one of the largest around will run all day and into the evening, all ages welcome.

I hope you will come and help us celebrate 150 years of Aboyne Highland Games and make it an enjoyable and memorable day.

ALISTAIR GRANT
Chairman
Aboyne Highland Games Committee