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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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A Scottish Wedding in Royal Deeside?

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A Scottish Wedding in Royal Deeside?

Royal Deeside offers truly unique and memorable locations for having your dream Scottish wedding in the Highlands. The choice of location is endless, below are some of the stunning wedding venues. Celebrate from a fairytale wedding in a pink castle to being married in the great outdoors at an exclusive use retreat with luxury accommodation for close family. 

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Burns Night in Royal Deeside

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Burns Night in Royal Deeside

A "Burns Supper" is a celebration of the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns the author of many Scots poems. Traditional suppers are held on or near the poet's birthday, 25 January, "Rabbie Burns Day" However, in principle, celebrations may be held at any other time of the year.

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Myths and Magic in Royal Deeside

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Myths and Magic in Royal Deeside

Crathes Castle - Visit Scotland With Halloween all around us this 31st October, our blog reflects on Myth & Magic of the area. Myths and magic are so tightly woven into Scotland's history that it's sometimes impossible to separate reality from legend. Beyond the official histories are the stories that were passed on by word of mouth, of ghosts and witches and curses... Scottish Witch Hunt from the National Library of Scotland Royal Deeside is no different and has had its fair share of tales, too many to retell here. However when witch-hunting mania swept the northeast of Scotland in the late 16th...

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