Aberdeen HIghland Games Inc
Held each year on the first Saturday in July, the Aberdeen Highland Games have become a recognised event on the National calendar, drawing hundreds of people to the Upper Hunter township of Aberdeen to enjoy the festivities.
The Games begin with a parade of bands, clan representatives and others that leads into the Massed Band Salute and Chieftain’s Address that officially opens the day.
Throughout the day there’s fun for all the family – Highland and Country Dancing, Pipe Band displays, Strong Man events with the Tartan Warriors to enjoy as well as tug-of-war, three-legged races, and the famed Kilted Dash.
A multitude of stalls and stands sell all manner of Scottish heirlooms and souvenirs, clothing and garb, and food and drink. In the evening there will be a traditional Ceilidh, to be held at the Scone High School MPU, as well as a Pipe Band Quintet competition at the Aberdeen RSL Club.