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Highland Games come to the Granite City
Sunday 19 June 2011




and remain relatively unchanged. ‘Blind Eye’. Over 10. Aberdeen’s Highland Games has something for the whole family to take part in including a high rope activity zone. Coinciding with Father’s Day every year. stamina and speed as they strive to beat the record distance.shga. Graham Gauld. Surfing and much more! Visit us at Aberdeen’s Highland Games Come and try our Mountain Bike Skills Park and Climbing Wall and find out more about our adventurous summer activities. bike adventure course. The competitive element is still central to modern games. and weights over a bar. adds “apart from adding a touch of colour with more than ighland Games Supplement Artwork 100mm x 86mm 30 performances and Highland Games Supplement Artwork 100mm x 86mm Highland Games Supplement Artwork 100mm x 86 massed bands. His popular series of books featuring Detective Sergeant Logan McRae include ‘Cold Granite’. Vice Chairman of the North Branch of the Pipe Band Competition Committee. editor of the collection of witty Doric poems ‘Fit Like. bungee trampoline and a thrilling funfair amongst other attractions. from 16lbs and 22lbs hammers. creating a great atmosphere. keeping them at the heart of Scotland’s traditions. Stuart MacBride. These showcase the very best of the competitor’s strength. All in all making it the perfect place to have fun and spend some quality time together. 9 hole crazy golf. Events like the tug of war gives the crowd the opportunity to show their support and cheer on . to the traditional caber tossing.2 ADVERTISEMENT The rousing sounds of the pipes. Yer Majesty?’.co. www. and this weekend in Aberdeen is no different with tug of war championships. Mountain Biking. Highland Games were founded nearly 200 years ago. Sea GRAMPIAN HIGHLAND GAMES 2011 • Sat 18 June • Sat 25 June • Sat 16 July • Sun 17 July • Sat 30 July • Sat 6 August • Thurs 11 August • Sat 27 August • Sun 28 August • Sat 3 September For full listings visit Oldmeldrum Drumtochty Tomintoul Stonehaven Dufftown Aboyne Ballater Lonach Grantown On Spey Braemar Are you looking for adventure? Music festivals. country fairs & family fun including: • British Armed Forces & Veterans Day • BP Summer Big Screen 2011 • Aberdeen’s Tartan Week • Aberdeen’s International Youth Festival • Moscow State Circus • Northern Lights Music Festival Get involved in our summer programme full of Gorge-walking. A great way to spend Father’s Day! Courtesy of Aberdeen City Council. stones. heavy and light events and track and field events all planned. climbing wall. with both residents and visitors enjoying the day. will be making a special guest appearance in the storytelling corner. ‘Broken Skin’. international markets. the competitors and fine displays of Scottish dancing This Sunday sees the 51st Aberdeen Highland Games take place in the city’s Hazlehead Park. which alongside the sporting events will also feature fine displays of traditional dancing. the rousing sounds of pipe bands as they march ceremonially into the games arena and solo piping competitions. ‘Dark Blood’ and his new release ‘Shatter the Bones’. Sheena aberdeencity. it helps keep pipe banding alive here in the North”. Aberdeen’s Highland Games is a firm favourite taking place on the third Sunday in June every aberdeenssummerfestival. For more information visit aberdeencity. ‘Flesh House’. Coasteering. Rock-climbing. the bestselling author most famous for his crime thrillers set in Aberdeen.000 visitors are expected to attend the games this weekend. will also feature at the storytelling corner. The traditional heavy events at the games include all manner of ‘light’ objects hurled into the air. which is sure to put a smile on the face of listeners of all the pipe band contest is firmly etched on the annual pipe band calendar.

Jig Dancing Sword Dance Dancing Irish Jig 18yrs and over (Competitor must submit list of three tunes) (11-13yrs inclusive & 17yrs & over) (11-13yrs inclusive & 17yrs & over) 10. 10. takes place on the games field at Hazlehead Park.00am Highland Bagpipes Music Piobairaechd 18yrs and over (Competitor must submit list of three tunes) Under 18yrs (Competitors own selection once through) 10.00am Novice Competition Novice Light Hammer Novice Light Ball Novice 28lb Weight for Distance Novice 56lb Weight over Bar Novice Caber Tossing Dancing Highland Reel (14-16yrs inclusive) Dancing Strathspey and Reel (17yrs & over) Weight for Distance (28lbs) Throwing Heavy Hammer (28lbs) Highlights include: 11:30 & 1:30 Bookbug sessions 12:30 Bags of Fun 2:30 STUART MACBRIDE 3:30 SHEENA BLACKHALL 4:30 Making Windmills • LOCAL STUDIES & FAMILY HISTORY • INVENTOR’S CORNER • JOIN THE LIBRARY • SUMMER READING CHALLENGE • FUN ACTIVITIES • BADGEMAKING • HEALTH • AND LOTS MORE! . Peter has been involved in Highland Games for 25 years and he keeps coming back because of the amazing hospitality and friendships forged over the years. Trinity International Services. Walkers Shortbread and John Milne Fine Art Auctioneers. Australia and Europe. Williamson & Dunn.” “I hope that we are blessed with fine weather this year and. heritage and contribution of Scotland to the world. “Competition is keen but friendship is a very important part of the games scene. Of this we should all be proud.30pm.00pm (10yrs and under) Juvenile Piping . Under 5’s are free.Marches Highland Fling Over 16yrs (exact time will be announced) 1.30pm Tug o’war Heats Overseas Visitors Races for Women (100 metres) Pipe Band Competition 12. Hazlehead Park hosts our Highland Games celebrating the culture. Traditional Highland Games are part of Scotland’s heritage. Although the emphasis is on the heavy athletes there are top athletes competing in Tug O’War and Light Events.00pm Welcome Ceremony Salute to Chieftain 1.” “Over the years interest in Highland Games has grown in countries such as America. Entry costs £6 for adults. whether you are a spectator or competitor. that you will all have a most enjoyable day!” The Aberdeen Highland Games. The Games provide an exciting programme of competitions and events. musicians and dancers from across the world.” “The Grampian Games are fortunate in having sponsors . Scottish heavy athletes are invited to86mm there 100 x compete and in turn athletes from abroad come to Scotland.00pm Massed Pipe Bands Presentation of Tug o’war & Piping Trophies All other trophies presented throughout the day. Aberdeen. showcasing the talents of athletes.” The Marquess of Aberdeen says “Each year. Canada. & 14-16yrs inclusive) Grampian Games Tug o’war Finals 90 metres 400 metres 800 metres Long Jump Triple Jump High Jump 5.Glenfiddich. delivered under the auspices of the Scottish Games Association.00am 1. 11-13yrs.00am . Their support is invaluable. this coming Sunday.Jig Aberdeen Caber Tossing Championship Throwing Light Hammer (16lbs) Throwing 56lbs Weight Over Bar A competitor may use either or both hands Under 18yrs (Competitors own selection once through) Highland Bagpipes Music Marches 18yrs and over (Competitor must submit list of three tunes) Sailors Hornpipe Reel of Tulloch (10yrs and under) (10yrs and under & 14-16yrs inclusive) Highland Bagpipes Music Strathspey & Reel 18yrs and over (Competitor must submit list of three tunes) Dancing Highland Fling (10yrs and under. Juvenile Piping Strathspey & Reel Overseas Visitors Races for Men (100 metres) Over 16yrs (exact time will be announced) Under 18yrs (Competitors own selection once through) Juvenile Piping .ADVERTISEMENT 3 Event timings 10. Highland Bagpipes Music . Piping and Dancing also add to the spectacle. Secretary Peter Nicol believes the reason the games continue to attract large crowds is thanks to the army of volunteers who work tirelessly every year to provide traditional Highland Games.5. £3 for children or £16 for a family ticket (2 adults & up to 3 children).15pm Putting Heavy Stone (22lbs) Putting Light Stone (16lbs) Shean Truibhais (all age groups) The Highland Games are represented by the Grampian Games Association which covers 12 events across the North East of Scotland.

Crown Copyright. Christine Kydd is one of Scotland’s best-loved and most respected interpreters of traditional and contemporary song.4 ADVERTISEMENT Event map T Emergency Exit Medieval Realm Catering Area 2 Activity Bike Zone 3 4 5 SB Sign Finger Boards Emergency Services Entrance SB Pipe Band Arena Assault Course AD T VIPs FINISH Grandstand First Aid SB 8 ER O EN Tug o’war Long Jump Dancers Pipers 9 Hazlehead Park SB Games Office ED Forces Display Units HA ZL GAMES ARENA Drum Major practice area Catering Area 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Library Fling Bungee Trampoline Climbing Wall Techfest Treasure Trails Crazy Golf Trail High Ropes Course Wildlife Zone Scottish Entertainment Marquee 10 Wood Carver 10 Fun Fair Trade & Charity Stalls 1 Piping 7 6 T Beer Tent T T N Track Public Exit Public Entrance This map is reproduced from Ordnance Survey material with the permission of Ordnance Survey on behalf of the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office.37am 11.30pm 4.30pm 2.30pm 1.18pm 2.49pm 4.30pm 4.30am Bookbug session 12. keyboard and bodhran.30pm 3.02pm 2. whistle.54pm 2. concertina.46pm 1.01pm 3.58am 11.19pm 1.44am Pipe Major Jack Stewart Denise Buchan Callum Lamont Daniel Litlewood Marie Chapman Andrew Clark Time (approx) 10.30pm Scottish Accordion group Danse McCabre Scottish Accordion group Kydd Wilkins Library Activities Timetable 11.31pm 4.44am 10.15pm DRUM MAJORS – Adult Name Albert Summers Michael Leitch Andy Lyon Morven Tough Euan Hardie Alasdair Macdonald Helen Simpson Isla Mowatt Band Turriff & District Deeside Caledonia Glenrothes& District 2010 Oldmeldrum RBL Beauly Beauly Buchan Fraserburgh RBL Tartan Modern McLean of Duart Grampian Lionheart Gordon Beauly Firth & Glens Beauly Firth & Glens Cumming Flower of Scotland Band 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 Elgin & District Oldmeldrum RBL Deeside Caledonia JCE Energy Bucksburn & District Portlethen & District GRADE 3 Culter & District Glenrothes & District 2010 Beauly Fraserburgh RBL MacDonald Energy City of Brechin RAF Kinloss Thales Def System Turriff & District Stromness RBL GRADE 2 Grampian Police Deeside Caledonia JCE Energy Beauly Fraserburgh RBL Turriff & District MacDonald Energy City of Brechin Buchan Glenrothes & District 2010 Bucksburn & District GRADE 1 Bucksburn & District Grampian Police Deeside Caledonia JCE Energy Buchan Pipe Major Daniel Littlewood Barry Tough Fraser Will Andrew Clark Julie Brinklow Peter Craigmyle Iain Finlay Paul Harrsion Denise Buchan Craig Black Barry Ashby William Hepburn Jnr Mark Wemyss Andrew Sinclair David Fraser Paul Harrison Denise Buchan William Hepburn Jnr Craig Black Sinclair Lamb Iain Finlay Neil Selbie Neil Selbie Andrew Sinclair David Fraser Sinclair Lamb Time (approx) 11.30pm Drum Majors Flourish approx 3.58am 12.33pm 3.15pm 4.30am 11.41pm 3. Unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown Copyright and may lead to prosecution or civil proceedings. Laldy wow audiences with original acoustic interpretations on influences ranging from Creedence Clearwater Revival to Dick Gaughan to Rabbie Burns to out and out high energy ceilidh.30pm 3.25pm 3.37am 10.51am 11.05am Activities Available All Day • • • • • • • • • • • High ropes activity zone Bike adventure course 9 hole crazy golf Climbing wall Bungee trampoline British Army assault course Balloon modelling Face painting Bird of Prey display Treasure trail Wood carver .30pm Bags of Fun 1.38pm 1.51am 10.23pm 4. Scotland’s First Minister. Frances Wilkins is one of the most accomplished young musicians on the traditional circuit. Aberdeen City Council 100023401 2011 Drum Major Competition Drum Majors Dress approx 1. She has sung for many delighted audiences including Alex Salmond.09pm 3.30pm Laldy 1.39pm Live Music from the Scottish Culture and Traditions Association (SC&T) Danse McCabre has built an enviable reputation as THE all-girl ceilidh band in the North of Scotland.30pm 2.30pm Bookbug session Stuart MacBride Sheena Blackhall Making Windmills DRUM MAJORS – Juv Pipe Band Competition GRADE 4B Band 1 2 3 4 5 6 MacDonald Energy City of Brechin Fraserburgh RBL Culter & District Elgin & District Towie & District Bucksburn &District GRADE 4A 1 Stromness RBL 2 RAF Kinloss Thales Def System 3 2622 Highland Squadron RAF Lossiemouth Mark Wemyss Barry Ashby Steve Jones 11.10pm 2.17pm 3. and always plays up a storm with its rollicking mix of fiddle.30am 10.45pm 2.26pm 2. Live Music Timetable 12.53pm 3.12pm 12.05pm 12.