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Highland Flings and Pipes Galore at Aberdeen Games!


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The annual Aberdeen Highland Games return on Saturday, 6 July, at Jefferson Park, Aberdeen.

 

The day commences with a parade of pipe bands, clan representatives, and others, leading into the Massed Band Salute and Chieftain's Address that officially opens the event. The unique sounds of massed bagpipes and drums will fill the air as bands converge from across the state.


Highland dancing epitomises enthusiasm and colour, with kilted dancers swaying and pirouetting to traditional Scottish airs accompanied by bagpipes. All ages can participate in novelty events like three-legged races and the famed Kilted Dash. Prizes are awarded for best dressed laddie, lassie, bairn, and pet in Scottish attire.


The Kilted Warriors provide a traditional Celtic strongman competition showcasing tremendous strength in events like Lifting the Stones of Destiny, Sheaf Toss, and Caber Toss. The ADF Federation Guard Drill Team is anticipated to perform their impressive drill display again.


Surrounding the area will be stalls selling Scottish heirlooms, souvenirs, clothing, food, and drink. Clan societies will assist those researching family histories. The NSW Pipe Band Association will host a Pipe Band Quintet competition at the Aberdeen RSL Club in the evening.


For details, visit www.aberdeenhighlandgames.com, the Facebook page, or email inquiries@aberdeenhighlandgames.com.

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