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Aberlour Strathspey Highland Games

June 24, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Aberlour Strathspey Highland Games are held on the first Saturday in August each year in the Alice Littler Memorial Park, Aberlour.

Location / Access / Parking
The Alice Littler Memorial Park is an idyllic location for the Games, providing a natural amphitheatre for viewing. The High Street (A95) on one side of the park provides easy access to the Games and has shops, banks, and cafes / pubs. On the other side of the park is the tranquillity of the Speyside Way and Elchies over the Victoria Bridge (a beautiful suspension foot bridge). There is plenty of free parking adjacent (take the lane beside the Pharmacy, signposted to the Mash Tun) clearly signposted from the High Street.

On the day spectators will be able to view the following competitions;

Dancing

Running

Long Jump

High Jump

Pipe Bands

A number of pipe bands including many from the local area play throughout the afternoon. The skill of the drummers, the craftsmanship of the handmade kilts and the sound of the pipes are all impressive. The parade of the massed bands at the end of the afternoon is an amazing sight and sound. Filling the High Street, then somehow manage to fit down the lane towards the Mash Tun and on to the park. It is definitely a moment to have your camera in your hand.

There are many stalls at the Games, both commercial and for local good causes. It is a chance to see the work of local producers, try your luck on the bottle stalls, tombolas, etc and sample local food and drink.

The visit of the ‘Showies’ (fairground rides). to Aberlour, takes place in the few days prior to the Games and is very much enjoyed by locals and visitors. There are rides for younger children and the braver older visitors, music, refreshments and all the atmosphere that comes when the ‘Fair’ comes to town!

For further information contact joint secretaries:

Brian Cameron 01340 810844
Julie Comins 01340 810844

 

 

Details

Date:
June 24, 2014
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Website:
http://www.aboutaberlour.co.uk/the-aberlour-strathspey-highland-games/

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