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Aboyne Highland Games
Secretary Morag McBeath
The Green Aboyne Aberdeenshire Scotland Phone: +44 (0)13398 86049 Website: aboynegames.com

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Now in our 150th year, the Aboyne Games have attracted thousands of visitors to witness the yearly show of Scottish culture in one of the most scenic parts of Aberdeenshire.

Ballater and District Pipe Band

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Drawing present playing membership of forty or more from a broad area around Mid and Upper Deeside, the band dates from its inception in October 1993.

Ballater Community

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Ballater is a beautiful Victorian village home to more than 1500 residents as well as an estimated 1000 visitors at the height of the summer. Many of our residents originate from elsewhere in the UK and many other countries.

Ballater Highland Games
Chieftain Captain Alwyne A. C. Farquharson MC of Invercauld
Ballater Highland Games High Trees, Morven Way Ballater AB35 5SF Phone: +44 (0) 13397 56224 Website: ballaterhighlandgames.com

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The Ballater Highland Games are held annually on the second Thursday in August in Monaltrie Park, Ballater. There have been Games held in Ballater since 1864 and, apart from the war years, the Games have continued uninterrupted until the present day.

Ballater Victoria Week

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Ten days of fun in Royal Deeside’s most resilient village. Second week of August every year. Be amused.

Balmoral Castle
The Estates Office
Balmoral Estates Ballater Aberdeenshire AB35 5TB Phone: +44 (0) 13397 42534 Website: balmoralcastle.com

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The Scottish holiday home to the Royal Family.

Birse and Feughside Church
Rev. Anita Stutter
Finzean Banchory AB31 6PB UK Website: irseandfeughside.org.uk

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Birse and Feughside Church is part of the Church of Scotland, and serves the communities of Birse, Ballogie, Finzean, Strachan and Glen Dye.

Braemar Buzzard

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The Braemar News Group was set up in the autumn of 2006 by a group of local residents wanting not only to encourage participation in existing village activities and also to inspire new ones. The main activity of the group is the publication and distribution of the ‘Braemar Buzzard’ community newsletter.

Braemar Castle
Braemar Castle Braemar AB35 5XR UK Phone: +44 (0) 133 974 1219 Website: braemarcastle.co.uk

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Braemar Castle was built in 1628 in a commanding position overlooking the River Dee.  There were wide sweeping views up towards the mountain passes of Glen Clunie and the Lairig Ghru and down towards Deeside. The lands around the castle were owned by the Earls of Mar, hence the name Braemar, which translates as the ‘hills of Mar.’

Clan Chattan
The Clan Chattan Association PO Box 13817 Penicuik EH26 9YR Scotland Website: clanchattan.org.uk
Clan Farquharson Argentina
Carlos Farquharson
Clan Farquharson Association Australia
Association President and Commissioner for NSW and ACT Syd Finlay
Clan Farquharson Canada
President David E Coutts
119 Park Ave, Unit 2, Brantford Ontario N3S 5H9 Canada Phone: +1 519 900 3771
Clan Farquharson USA
President Jim McKeehan
Website: clanfarquharson.org
Culloden Battlefield
National Trust for Scotland
Culloden Moor Inverness IV2 5EU Phone: 0844 493 2159 Website: nts.org.uk/Visit/Culloden

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Powerfully moving site where the 1745 Jacobite Rising came to its tragic end.

Finzean Hall
Hall Keeper Mette Cormack
Finzean Hall Banchory AB31 6LY UK Website: finzean-hall.co.uk

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Finzean Hall is suitable for weddings, dance classes, jumble sales, ceilidhs, concerts, drama productions and so much more….

Royal Deeside
Royal Deeside Partnership
Bank House 7 Bridge Street Ballater AB35 5QP Scotland Phone: +44 (0) 13397 55467 Website: royal-deeside.org.uk

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In the heart of Scotland lies the magnificent valley of the River Dee. Rising high in the Cairngorm Mountains and running east to its mouth at Aberdeen the river flows through some of Scotland’s finest scenery. Midway, in the shadow of Lochnagar mountain, lies royal Balmoral Castle, summer home of the Royal Family.

The Braemar Gathering
The Gathering Secretary
Braemar Royal Highland Charity Society Office Braemar AB35 5YU Scotland Phone: +44 (0)13397 41098 Website: braemargathering.org

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The Braemar Gathering, is always held on the first Saturday in September in The Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park in Braemar.

The Glen Lui Hotel
14 Invercauld Road Ballater AB35 5PP Scotland Phone: +44 (0)13397 55402 Website: glen-lui-hotel.co.uk

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The Glen Lui Hotel is in a peaceful corner of Ballater Village on Royal Deeside in a tranquil woodland setting with wonderful views across Ballater Golf Course to majestic Lochnagar.

Visit Scotland
VisitScotland Ocean Point One, 94 Ocean Drive Edinburgh EH6 6JH Website: visitscotland.com

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VisitScotland.com is the official consumer website of VisitScotland, Scotland’s national tourist board.