Our exciting and varied 2022/2023 Programme of Talks began on Thursday, 15 September. Details of all future talks are contained in the Programme section of the website.
Meanwhile, the Aboyne and Deeside Heritage Facebook Group continues to go from strength to strength, with well over 2000 members, and has become a major go to resource for all matters relating to the absorbing heritage of Aboyne and Deeside. Full credit goes to Lee Rhodes and our own Committee Member Brian Patterson for their wonderful contribution, and of course to many others in our immediate community and well beyond. Well worth checking out!
As part of our longer-term planning for the Society, we are always searching beyond the current Programme for potentially interesting and relevant material and any such contributions from members and non-members alike, would be most welcome.
‘The Aboyne Highland Games’
This talk will remedy the omission arising from our having hosted talks on the Braemar Gathering and the Ballater Highland Games but not on the Aboyne Highland Games. The Games began in 1867, with Donald Dinnie present at the first meeting of the Organising Committee; in the first Games he took nine firsts and one second! The Aboyne Games, if not as old as Braemar, Ballater and the Lonach, are recognised internationally as the ’Traditional Highland Games’, playing a central role in the social and sporting calendar of the Village and attracting annually thousands of spectators. Our speaker is a Trustee/Director of the Games and the Convenor of heavy events in which he himself was a formidable competitor in the 1970’s and 80’s.