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.
Excellent last minute find! Decided to go for a long weekend on Wednesday, booked and arrived in Glenlochsie on Friday. Lovely cosy cottage, fantastic views and location. Great fire every night. Great also to go somewhere where you've given a huge supply of logs! We popped into hotel for a bar meal and a drink and had good service. Good base for exploring the area. We did a great walk up Glas Tulaichean and then up Cairnwell from Glenshee Ski Centre. Saw lots of local wildlife walking up Glean Taitneach. Great to be able to walk straight out onto the fields. We will highly recommend the cottage and estate to our friends and family!Mike, Teresa and Molly the dog.