Aberdeen Highland Games

Festivals and Celebrations Sporting Events

7 Jul 2018 to 8 Jul 2018

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

The annual Aberdeen Highland Games take place on first weekend in July each year and are run in conjunction with the Scottish Australia Heritage Council’s Heritage Week.

During the day a number of events take place together with stalls providing food and Scottish / Celtic displays all of which represent traditional Celtic culture and recreation. The games are a gathering of pipe bands, Clans, dancers, heavy event participants, state and interstate tug-of-war teams from Sydney and regional New South Wales to help celebrate the Scottish / Celtic history of the Upper Hunter. There are a number of novelty events for children.

Following the excitement of the Highland Games a traditional Scottish Ceilidh is held in the evening. The English Dictionary defines a ceilidh (pronounced kay-lee) as “an informal social gathering, with songs, story-telling, music and dancing”. The Ceilidh is always a great night out where everyone is welcome.

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A traditional Kirkin of the tartan service is held on the Sunday morning.

Facilities

Carpark Caters for hearing impairment Caters for limited mobility Caters for vision impairment Coach Parking Disabled access available Family Family Friendly Kiosk Pet Friendly Public Toilet Wheelchair access

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