02 September 23
Braemar Highland Gathering
The Braemar Highland Gathering, also known as the Braemar Gathering, is an annual event that takes place on the first Saturday in September in the village of Braemar in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The event is one of the most famous Highland Games in Scotland and attracts visitors from around the world. It features a range of traditional Scottish events and activities, including athletics, pipe and drum bands, Highland dancing, tug-of-war, and the famous caber toss. It also features a range of traditional Scottish food and drink, including haggis, whisky, and local beers. The athletes compete in a variety of events, such as the hammer throw, the shot put, and the caber toss, where competitors toss a large log end-over-end. One of the highlights of the Braemar Gathering is the Royal Family's attendance, as they traditionally attend the games as part of their summer holiday in nearby Balmoral Castle.
The Braemar Highland Gathering has a long history, dating back to the early 19th century, and has become an important cultural event in Scotland. The event showcases traditional Scottish culture and attracts visitors from around the world to experience the unique atmosphere and entertainment of the Scottish Highlands.
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