The most traditional Scottish Summer Occassion each town holds a Highland Games with their own unique events, but all include Pipe Bands, Highland Dancing and the Heavy events such as Tossing The Caber.
If you want to see swinging kilts, hear bag pipes playing and drummers drumming this is the event you should not miss.
First Saturday in September.
This popular and colourful event always has a memeber of the Royal Family as the Chieftan.
Second Thursday in August in Monaltrie Park.
Many famous athletes and champions compete at Ballater and the events form part of the Glenfiddich Heavy Events Championship.
The Pipe Bands Beat Retreat around 7pm on the Ballater Church Green.
Last Saturday in August.
A very friendly local gathering with the extra colour of a farm show.
Third Friday in August.
A small gathering held on the banks of the River Isla.
First Sunday in September.
A large event that includes cycling and track events and fairgroud rides and stalls.
Incredible week. Started thinking we hadn't enough jumpers and by the end of the week we were sunburnt! Now I remember why the glen so inspired me all those years ago when working here in Denis Winton's day. Was so pleased to see bits of the train here as my partner didn't believe me! I was so chuffed that I still managed to clear the river on the 1st and the 7th on the golf course - shame I'm useless at putting. I'm not a golfer but here is special. Also saw more deer than I have ever seen - two herds of around 100 in each. Such a viewing spot!Diana