Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire




Gala Week

July 6th-July 15th 2001



Come and enjoy a great week of entertainment and fun

amongst the beautiful scenery of Royal Deeside


Braemar Mens 36 Hole Open Tournament

Pipe Bands including Australia.Scots College Pipes and Drums

, Craft Fair, 4x4 Safari-Barbecues

Plus Braemar Mountain Rescue Open Day,

Open days at two great houses Mar Lodge and Castle of Invercauld

Evening Entertainment,

Children's Activities, Falconry Display and much more......



Welcome to Braemar Gala Week running from Friday 6th July to Sunday 15th July.

A colourful week with plenty of activities for young and old alike it includes both daytime and evening events and both indoor and outdoor events. There are two 4x4 safaris - the first to the top of 2900ft Morrone and the second, which includes a barbecue, -to remote Gelder Shiel. (The barbecue starts at 7.00pm.) There is also a rare chance to visit Mar Lodge, including the famous ballroom, and an even rarer chance to visit Castle of Invercauld, the seat of the Clan Farquharson. Golf fans will like to follow the progress of the Braemar 36 hole Open Tournament. This year three pipe bans, including one from Australia, will be present





A Gathering of the Highland Clans at Braemar Castle in the presence of the Prince and Princess of Wales, 1864


There is a wide variety of evening entertainment both in the Village halls and the local hotels. For the more active these include Scottish Dancing, American Line-dancing, a Disco and an aerobics/ keep-fit evening. Beginners are welcome, so here's your chance to take part in the fun. For more leisurely evenings there is folk and Scottish Music and karaoke, at the Fife Arms Hotel or Invercauld Arms Hotel. The ever-popular display of Highland Dancing will be in the Village Hall and other evening events include talks on Braemar and on Everest by Phil Glennie and on Victorian art by local artist Andrew Maxwell. There is bowling on the recently laid surface (Continued....)




Among the day-time activities are an open day by the world-famous Braemar Mountain Rescue Team and a display by the local WRI. There is a Craft Fair of local work from the Aberdeenshire area. Archery for beginners will be at the Moorfield House Hotel. Most days there are guided and educational walks, including a ' fungus foray' around the village or in the neighbouring hills. (For the walks outside the village centre please wear stout footwear.) For a gentle saunter why not visit some of Braemar's gardens. Sit back and watch chefs from local restaurants taking part in their own 'Ready, Steady, Cook'. There are also activities for children including a bouncy castle and quizzes for the young (and not so young). Have the courage to get your face painted during the Fun Afternoon, which starts with a duck race on the River Clunie. The ladies of the Kirk Guild will be providing afternoon teas in the Village Hall and don't forget to wear some tartan when you visit some local restaurants and cafes. See the majesty of birds of prey in flight at the Falconry Display. To these events should be added the various activities normally available on a daily basis in Braemar, so a great week is in store for all. 


For more information contact

Braemar TIC: 013397 41600

Kate Muirhead 013397 41517


Or e-mail




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Page written by Mike Franklin, Braemar, 26th January 2002

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