Saturday 5th August 2023

2021 Virtual Competition

With our normal format of 95 events curtailed for a second successive year, we decided to host a virtual programme – supported by EventScotland – to maintain the spirit of our 154-year-old cultural and sporting showcase.

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The Power Behind the Programme

The Aboyne programme is recognised as one of the best Highland Games programme magazines. For over 10 years, Craig Nisbet has been the publishing prime mover behind the content and design. The traditions, past games history and articles of interest are underpinned by photographs capturing the friendliness and unique atmosphere of the Aboyne Highland Games.

Behind The Programme

The Traditional Highland Games

Having formed in 1867, Aboyne is regarded as "The Traditional Highland Games". We continue to
attract thousands of visitors to witness the annual display and competition of Scottish culture in one
of the most scenic parts of Aberdeenshire.


On The Day

A warm welcome awaits you annually on the First Saturday of August in the heart of Royal Deeside
in the village of Aboyne.

Full Programme


Pre-registration is required for all competitors in the Dancing, Piping, Fiddle, Tug o’War and Hill Race. Click the link below to register online.

Competitor Registration

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