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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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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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