Trophies & Medals

Over £16,000 in individual prize money

  • Chieftain’s Challenge Trophy to Competitor in Open Sections (Heavy, Light, Piping and Dancing) with the highest aggregate in at least two sections.
  • Cock O’ The North Mace for the Best turned Out Pipe Band.

Heavy Events

  • Dinnie Challenge Trophy to Competitor with most points in Open Heavy Events.
  • Replica Alice Dyce Nicol Medal to Winner and prizes of £200, £150 and £100 to 1st, 2nd and 3rd. (Sponsored by George Strachan Ltd, Royal Deeside)
  • Dinnie Stone Trophy to Winner of Light Stone Open (Event 24)
  • G & A Catto Trophy to Winning Tug o’ War Team (Event 29).
  • Dan Findlay Memorial Trophy to Winner of 56lb Weight over Bar Open (Event 28).
  • Robert Dinnie Perpetual Trophy for Best Open Caber Competition (Event 27).

Light Events

  • Ferguson Challenge Trophy to Competitor with most points in Open Light Events plus prizes of £150, £100, £50 to 1st, 2nd and 3rd
  • Thomson Trophy for Boys, Under 16, with most points in Youth Championships (Events 31, 34 and 39)
  • Elenor Gauld Trophy for Girls, Under 16, with most points in Youth Championships (Events 32, 35 and 40)
  • Allan Brodie Trophy to Winner of Hill Race (Event 53) - Certificates to all who request one.
  • Annie & George Strachan Trophy for First Lady in Hill Race (Event 54)
  • Hill Race winner to receive further £100 if record is broken.
  • Alistair Munro Plate to Winner One Mile Race Open (Event 46).

Dancing Events

  • Jeannie Hendry Trophy to Best Dancer – 16 years and over.
  • Paterson Challenge Cup to Best Male Dancer – 16 years and over.
  • Edith Kirkham Trophy to Best Female Dancer – 16 years and over.
  • Hendry School of Dancing Trophy to Best Dancer 13, 14 & 15 years.
  • Dorothy Ogston Memorial Trophy to winner of Flora MacDonald’s Fancy Open Boys & Girls 13, 14 & 15 years (Event 93).
  • Davidson Challenge Cup to Best Dancer 10, 11 & 12 years.
  • Alba Homes Ltd. Trophy to Best Dancer under 9 years.
  • Violet Lawrie Memorial Trophy to Best Boy or Girl Dancer on Board 2.

Piping Events

  • Barclay Harvey Challenge Trophy (former Macdonald Trophy) to Winner of Piobaireachd Open Competition (Event 4).
  • Pipe Major Cruickshank Memorial Trophy to Winner of Marches Open (Event 2) – 1st Prize sponsored by Bucksburn Royal British Legion.
  • Aboyne & District Rotary Club Trophy for Junior Piping (Events 1 & 8 – in the event of a draw Winner of Event 1 wins).
  • Gordon Highlanders Trophy to Winner of Strathspey and Reel Open (Event 3).
  • Esso Trophy to Winner of Open Junior Piping (Event 8).
  • Dr Jack Taylor’s Chanter to Winner of Open Junior Piobaireachd (Event 1).
  • Ian Smith’s Medal for Junior Piping under age 14 (Event 5).
  • Chalmers Quaich for Best Overall Open Piper.
  • Gerry Robb Quaich to Winner of Open Hornpipe & Jig (Event 10).

The best local piper under 18 for March, Strathspey and Reel (Event 9) gains points towards the Bessie Brown Trophy which is competed for in the four Kindred Gatherings and presented at Braemar Gathering.

Fiddle Events

  • Graham Ross Trophy for Winner Two Scottish Tunes, own choice, 12 years and under Open Competition (Event 99)
  • Scott Skinner Trophy for Winner Any Three Scottish Tunes 15 years and under Open (Event 100)
  • Peter Milne Trophy for Winner Slow Air, March, Strathspey and Reel 16 years and over Open (Event 102)

Local Trophies

  • Brown Trophy to Champion in Local Heavy Events plus £10 prize.
  • Calum Morrison Memorial Trophy to Winner of Local Light Stone (Event 17).
  • George Clark Trophy to Winner of Local 28lb Weight by Ring (Event 18).
  • George Smith Memorial Trophy to Winner of Local Light Hammer (Event 19).
  • Dr Teall Trophy to Champion in Local Light Events.
  • Duncan Munro Challenge Shield to Winner of Local Half-Mile (Event 36).
  • John McPherson Trophy to Best Locally Resident Piper.
  • Aberdeen & District Piping Society Challenge Trophy for Local Under 18 years Piper (Event 9).
  • Gartly Cup for Runner up Local under 18 years Piper (Event 9).
  • Gibbon Challenge Trophy to Best Local Dancer 10, 11 & 12 years.
  • Patron’s Trophy to Best Local Dancer 13, 14 & 15 years.
  • David Eastwood Challenge Trophy 13-15 years to Best Local Male Dancer 13, 14 & 15 years (Fling, Sword, Seann Truibhas).
  • McLean Shield for Best Local Dancer under 9 years.
  • Mary Hay Memorial Cup for Best Local Dancer – 16 years & over.
  • David Eastwood Challenge Trophy 16-21 years for Best Local Male Dancer – 16-21 years (Fling, Sword, Seann Truibhas).
  • Peter Dawkins Trophy for Best Local Female Runner in Hill Race (Event 54).
  • Fungle Cup for First Male Runner in Hill Race (Event 53).
  • Chairman’s Trophy for Winner March, Strathspey and Reel Local Competition (Event 101)

All Cups and Trophies will remain the property of Aboyne Highland Games (except the Replicas and Medals) All trophy presentations will be photographed and sent to recipients after the Games.

Definition of Local
Competitors for local prizes must be natives or residents of one year’s standing (at the date of the current Games) in the postcode areas of Aboyne, Ballater, Banchory, Alford and Strathdon (AB34, AB35, AB31, AB33, AB36)

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