Abernethy Highland Games Association
Everyone in Nethy Bridge is looking forward to the 2013 Abernethy Highland Games
This year the Abernethy Highland Games and Clan Grant Gathering will take place on Saturday 10th August, when once again, Nethy Bridge will resound to the thrilling sound of the pipes and drums especially in the Massed Pipes and Drums march.
The 2012 Abernethy Highland Games were highly successful with over 3,000 people attending in good weather. Many visitors commented on the welcoming and happy atmosphere around the field where more records were broken. The quality of the competition, and the enthusiasm of the spectators and competitors alike, made it a memorable day.
We are now well ahead with plans for The Games in August of this year. Competitors will soon be able to download the 2013 application forms from the links above. There are also links to the full results of all the competitions from 2012.
If you missed last year, do come along this year - maybe take the historic rail trip from Aviemore on the Strathspey Steam Railway and then the free bus from Broomhill Station to the Games Field. There is an extra train later than usual to take you back to Aviemore. Maybe put the date in your diary now to make sure you don't miss out on a full day of fun and entertainment - Saturday 10th August.
Our Twins in New Zealand - Turakina Highland Games
A committee member of the Abernethy Highland Games, who lived his youth in the district, visited the Turakina Highland Games in 2004. He was warmly welcomed and subsequently it was agreed that 2 of the oldest Games, 125 and 140 years respectively, located at opposite ends of the world, would twin.
The next Turakina Highland Games will take place on Saturday 25 January 2014. www.turakinahighlandgames.co.nz
Another Southern Hemisphere Highland Games we have made connections with through last year's Games Chieftan, Jim McEwan, is in Australia - The Bundanoon Highland Gathering. Do have a look at their very interesting site www.brigadoon.net.au which records the different way they conduct their Games and when Bundannon becomes Brigadoon for the day!
Abernethy Highland Games
Congratulations to the Winners!
The Abernethy Games Committee would like to record their thanks to the aforementioned organisations for generously contributing these prizes in support of the Games.