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Scottish Highland Gathering Traditions Are Alive & Well in Aberdeenshire

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Scottish Highland Gathering Traditions Are Alive & Well in Aberdeenshire

The Lonach Gathering has the reputation of being Scotland’s friendliest Highland Games and is a celebration of Scottish history, heritage and culture.

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Highland Games & Shows around Royal Deeside this Summer

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Highland Games & Shows around Royal Deeside this Summer

Highland Games are as iconically Scottish as bagpipes, kilts and whisky - all of which feature heavily at any gathering.  Highland games in their current form date to 1867, but it seems likely that the Victorian event was merely a revival of a much older tradition that ceased after the suppression of clan customs following the 1745 Jacobite rising. The oldest free Highland Games in Scotland is held each June in Ceres and began under a Charter awarded by Robert the Bruce in recognition of the villagers' support at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314.  Today the games are noted...

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Wander as you please through Royal Deeside in the Cairngorms.

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Wander as you please through Royal Deeside in the Cairngorms.

Royal Deeside an area blessed with its fair share of unspoilt and special landscape. Part situated within the wonderful setting of the Cairngorms National Park and part in the fresh rolling landscapes of Aberdeenshire, the area really has the best of both environments and worlds.

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Braemar - A Royal Deeside Village

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Braemar - A Royal Deeside Village

Braemar is one of the larger and prettiest settlements in Royal Deeside, overlooked by the majestic Cairngorm Mountain range. Probably best known for the Braemar Gathering, a traditional Highland Games held every September which attracts thousand of visitors from all over the World.

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In and around Aboyne - a Royal Deeside Village

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In and around Aboyne - a Royal Deeside Village

Whilst visiting Aboyne take the opportunity to visit George Strachans Ltd who have one of the finest ranges of whiskies, gins and beers in the North East. If exploring the great outdoors then a trip to Hilltrek Ltd, an outdoor clothing & equipment specialist offering high quality tailor-made outdoor wear. 

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