Posts for June, 2024

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  1. 8th September 2024

We are planning a comprehensive drive of approximately 150 miles to show you the best of Highland Scotland, with mile after mile of quiet and scenic roads.

The Tour will start and finish at Macdonald’s Aviemore Resort. Bacon rolls and tea / coffee will be available at the start (kindly donated by Macdonalds) and the day will finish with an award ceremony and two course meal. The cost of the meal will be £25 per head.

We are grateful to our main sponsors, Arnold Clark BMW and all our other sponsors and supporters for their help.

The Tour will raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support, Aquabox and the Rotary Club of Spey Valley Charitable Trust.

The Tour is open to all Vintage, Historic, Classic Cars, Modern Sports Cars and EVs and Hybrid Cars. Entries are limited to 60 cars.

There will be no entry fee for this day of fun and fellowship amongst like minded car enthusiasts, but all entrants are asked to raise sponsorship – minimum of £75 per car with funds raised going equally to the three nominated charities.

Entrants are asked to seek donations and sponsorship from friends, family, colleagues and business associates.

Please click Here to download details and Entry Form

If you would like more information or an entry form please email [email protected]

Enjoy a lively evening of music with Paul Anderson, of Tarland, renowned traditional Scots and Strathspey genre fiddler and teacher.

An invitation to receive superb tuition and to play with an array of musicians at the workshop and in the bar afterwards. N.B. Practice & Tuition Session 7.15 to 8.15pm.

Bar group performance 8.30pm to 10.00pm.

​The Focus Arts and Crafts Design Group​ is proud to be the largest, and longest established craft group in the North East of Scotland. We have been in existence for over 30 years, having evolved from the Gordon Craft Association, which was constituted in 1989. We are a non-profit making association, run on a voluntary basis by local crafters. Our aim is to support and promote the wealth of local art and handmade crafts created by our members. ​

We run a comprehensive programme of craft fairs at several venues from February to December, including the Aboyne Games. Focus only sells items handmade by our artisan members who enjoy talking to you about their creations when you visit our fairs.

Looking for that unique gift for someone special? Come along and see for yourself what an extensive range of distinctive and lovingly handcrafted products are available direct from our talented artisan members. Our calendar of events can be found here.

FREE ENTRY. Royal Deeside’s annual art exhibition, featuring the artwork of around 40 North East artists working across a variety of mediums. Exhibition includes original paintings, drawings, jewellery and sculpture as well as prints and cards. Open daily in Aboyne’s Victory Hall 10am-6pm between July 20th and August 10th. Find out more about our exhibiting

Celebrating everything 2 wheeled and 3! With a bit of rock and roll thrown in. 2nd weekend in July – go to our facebook page to find out more.

A 10 mile race with a mix of road and trail running.

Starting and finishing in Monaltrie Park, Ballater.

Entries will open later in the spring…all details will be on the Deeside runners website

Join one of our experienced rangers on a half day walk into the stunning Northern Corries leaving from Cairngorm Mountain. You’ll gain an insight into the landscape and environment and discover amazing views and facts about this wild mountain environment. Walking at a gentle pace you will also stop for lunch with plenty of stops for photographs too.

Quiz Night with Paul in the Lounge Bar . £1 entry per person Cash Only. Winner takes all. Cairngorm Stovies at half time.

Join us for the most anticipated comedy event in the Highlands!

An evening full of laughter and world-class comedy is set to take place at Macdonald Aviemore Resort this summer. The Highland Comedy Club will be hosting its inaugural event on Saturday, June 22, featuring a lineup of the UKs most celebrated comedy acts, including headliner Connor Burns who sold-out his shows at the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe.

This premier event is set to captivate and entertain audiences and will be hosted by internationally acclaimed Ray Bradshaw.

For locals of Aviemore, the Resort is pulling out all the stops, with a special ticket offer for the show (£18) or a dinner and show combination (£40). Enjoy being serenaded by local artist Dylan Tierney before heading through for the premier event.

On top of this, the Resort is also offering exclusive getaway packages for the event to complement the comedy experience. Starting from £250, for one or two nights, these packages include top-tier comedy show tickets, dining, breakfast, and 4-star accommodations for two guests.
Guests will also enjoy unlimited access to the Resort’s leisure facilities, with the two-night package offering additional perks such as cinema passes and exclusive entry to the tartan army fan zone for the Scotland vs Hungary Euro 2023 match.

The Macdonald Aviemore Resort offers an array of experiences for everyone, from show-only or show and dinner combo options to complete getaway packages, set against the scenic beauty of Aviemore at the heart of Cairngorm National Park.

Highland Comedy Show Stellar line up:

Your Host for the Evening: Ray Bradshaw

Ray spent 2021/22 touring the UK as John Bishop’s handpicked support act, having previously toured with Frankie Boyle in 2019. Ray was the first comedian to ever win a Scottish Culture Award and is a regular host of Scotland’s most popular radio show, Breaking The News. Having just finished his own UK wide tour, Ray’s brand of charming, clever comedy is not to be missed!

Headliner: Connor Burns

Fresh off a sell-out run at the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe, where he added an unprecedented 12 extra shows due to popular demand, Connor has quickly become one of Scotland’s most exciting comedy talents. With millions of views online and performances across the globe, he’s a force to be reckoned with on the comedy scene.

“He is fearless, and it is wonderful”
★★★★★ The Scotsman

Supporting Act 1: Stuart Mitchell

Stuart is now regarded as one of the UK’s top comics with over 50 million views online. Longest running panelist of BBC’s Acclaimed “Breaking the news” Mitchell has also just released a debut comedy special for BBC radio 4!

Supporting Act 2: Gary Little
Recognised as a master storyteller, Gary is a regular headliner at many of the top comedy clubs across the UK. He has a rare gift for turning mundane, every-day experiences into pure comedy gold, leaving his audiences crying with laughter.

“Some of the best stand up I’ve ever seen” – Kevin Bridges

Live Entertainment in the Lounge Bar with Kevin Fraser Guitarist Singer

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