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Ballater Highland Games
From: 2015.08.13 To: 2015.08.14
Highland Games, which take place from Cowal to Tomintoul and all points in between, are a unique mix of the sporting, the cultural and the social. They usually comprise a program of field and track events, piping and Highland dancing competitions and 'heavy events' like the tug-o-war, the hammer throw and tossing the caber. The competitive element is a major attraction in its own right but when combined with the spectacle of Highland dancers and pipers and the color and grandeur of the Scottish scenery which forms their backdrop, Highland Games become a must on any visitor's Scotland itinerary. Some Highland Games gatherings attract thousands of spectators, but most are on a far smaller scale, and many of them are still genuine community events. Ballater Games prides itself in having something for everyone, young and old alike and the field itself is surrounded by multifarious trade stands together with a fun fair for the children.