Friday 26th March 2021

The Directors and Committee of Aboyne Highland Games have taken the tough decision to cancel this year’s event on Saturday 7th August, due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Although the COVID vaccine roll out is progressing at pace, the unknown restrictions that are likely to be in place come August have brought us to yet again taking the landmark decision.

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 again this year. We know how important the event is to the whole of our 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 this again this year, however, the health and wellbeing of our community, competitors, visitors, judges and partners is the most important factor. We would once again stress that as difficult and tiring as it is, everyone must stay at home and stay safe and healthy.

We are now focusing our efforts on the 2022 Aboyne Highland Games which will take place on Saturday 6th August 2022.

Please stay safe everyone.

Aboyne Highland Games Committee

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