Junior Highland Games and free ceilidh for children at Braemar

The Games begin just before noon tomorrow, with bagpipes, come and try opportunities for children up to 17 to try their hand at traditional Highland Games disciplines.

Competitions will be held for Highland dancing and solo bagpipes, as well as a number of athletics events and a junior hill climb. Full details of the day’s program are available at braemarjuniorgames.com

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A free family ceilidh will follow the afternoon fun at the Games from 7-10 p.m. at the Braemar Village Hall, where well-known dances will be ‘called out’ and attendees are encouraged to bring their own refreshments.

The Braemar Junior Highland Games take place this weekend.

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Program announced for the Braemar Junior Games

Commenting, Junior Games organizer David Geddes said: “This Saturday the Braemar Junior Games return after a three-year absence.

“It’s free and it’s a great family day out. There’s a packed program of bagpipes, dancing, races, tug of war and opportunities to come and try out some of the traditional events – all under the watchful eye of expert instructors.

“Saturday evening we’ll end a great day with a family ceilidh at Braemar Village Hall – with instruction for children and novices and a refresher course for those who haven’t put on their dancing shoes for a while.”

He added: “We are looking forward to a great weekend!


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Jennifer R. Strohm