Friday 8th May 2020

The Directors and Committee of Aboyne Highland Games have taken the tough decision to cancel this year’s event on Saturday 1st August, due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

We have made the landmark move after reviewing the latest government advice. It is believed that this is the first time in the 153 year history of the Games that it has been cancelled during peacetime. The only other times it is known that the games were not held was during both World Wars.

Any traders who have booked a stall will have now been contacted direct by our Trade Stand Convenor.

Chairman of the Games, Alistair Grant, has said “It has not been an easy decision for the committee to make and we are all extremely disappointed that Aboyne Highland Games will not take place in 2020. We know how important the event is to the local Royal Deeside community, our competitors, sponsors, partners and visitors, many of whom travel from around the world to attend our Games. Your support is greatly appreciated.

On the first Saturday in August, Aboyne Green is usually a bustling hive of activity and it will be strange not to see that this year, however, the health and wellbeing of residents, competitors, visitors, judges and partners is the most important factor. We can wait! We would stress that everyone must stay at home and stay safe and healthy. This is the most important thing right now and in the months ahead.

We are now focusing our efforts on the 2021 Aboyne Highland Games which will take place on Saturday 7th August 2021.

Please stay safe everyone.

Aboyne Highland Games Committee

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