Chairman’s Message

A warm welcome awaits you all at Aboyne Highland Games on Saturday 6th August 2022.

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, with this year’s Aboyne Caber Challenge being the highlight. Our special caber was dedicated by Her Majesty as part of our 150th Anniversary Celebrations and with a prize this year of £700 to the winner of the caber competition if he can toss it.

We also have excellent 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 number of 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 to welcome visitors from abroad. A welcome ceremony is held there at 3.00pm hosted by our Chieftain, The Most Honourable, The Earl of Aboyne, who will be representing his Father, The Marquis of Huntly, as our Chieftain for the day . I would definitely recommend it.

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

I hope you will come and enjoy one of the best Highland Games around and make it a memorable day.

Alistair Grant
Aboyne Highland Games Committee

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