150th Aboyne Highland Games
James Milne were delighted once again to be the Hill Race sponsor of the annual Aboyne Highland Games, which this year celebrated its 150th year.
The Games, which took place on Saturday 5th August, proved to be a wonderful day out for visitors, sponsors and of course all who participated in the many diverse events. The early visitors were treated to a surprise appearance by HM The Queen, who commemorated the 150th Games with a ceremonial toasting of a new caber specially created for the year. All who attended this historic occasion were thoroughly entertained by a strong and talented field of heavies, dancers, solo pipers, fiddlers and athletes who took on the gruelling six-mile hill race.
Our congratulations go to all who took part on the day and particularly to the winners of the various categories and those who didn’t quite make it but nevertheless achieved top placements. As a proud sponsor, we at James Milne recognise and salute the hours of practice, training, dedication and organisation that makes the Aboyne Highland Games a celebration of Highland culture.