When is this event?
On the day when the Gathering usually takes place, the Braemar Highland Games Society is offering a few hours of relaxed and informal entertainment for locals and visitors who usually come in numbers to the village on this day.
The event will kick off with a march lead by the pipe band and leaving the Fife Arms Mews at 11.45am. In the park there will be some friendly races, piping, stalls, food and drink.
Plenty of parking is available in the Braemar Highland Games Park so we ask any visitors to use the parking in this area and make sure the village does not get congested.
Where is this event being held?
Braemar is the Home of the Highland Games and hosts the most prestigious event in the Highland Games Calendar – the Braemar Gathering – thanks to the patronage of Her Majesty the Queen. A member of the Royal Family has attended the Games in Braemar since Queen Victoria first visited in 1848. In addition to this, Braemar offers so much more. Its location in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park and at the gateway to the Linn o’ Dee offers unparalleled views and access to wonderful low-level walking and Munro bagging. It is home to sites of historic interest like Kindrochit Castle, built by Malcolm of Canmore one of the first kings of Scotland, Braemar Castle with its Jacobite heritage, St Margaret’s, a grade I listed redundant church now housing an interesting exhibition on the history of the village and the house where Robert Louis Stevenson wrote Treasure Island. The re-opening of the acclaimed Fife Arms Hotel in 2018 has revitalized the lively local community and brought with it a flurry of new shops,