Aboyne and the surrounding area have some spectacular annual events and visitor attractions.

However, as fellow golfers, we firstly wanted to highlight to you the vast range of  golf courses we have in our region catering for all levels of proficiency.  

A Golfers Paradise

With 55 golf courses to choose from, including two of the worlds oldest, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire are a golfers paradise!

Whether you are looking for links, heathland or parkland golf, the 55 courses in North East Scotland offer you a wide range of choice with varying degrees of difficulty, set at price to suit all golfing levels and budgets. 

Produced by our tourism body 'GolfAberdeenshire', the 2018 brochure has just been released.  Listed alphabetically, Aboyne is the first club featuring on page 32.

Our signature 16th hole also makes the top 18holes in the region as chosen by highly respected PGA Gary Forbes of Murcar Golf Club. 

Click on the attached image to view the 2018 brochure

Aboyne Highland Games - 04Aug18

Having run for over 140 years, the Aboyne Games have attracted thousands of visitors to witness the yearly show of Scottish culture in one of the most scenic parts of Aberdeenshire. The games include: Pipe Band Marching, Hammer Throwing, Tossing the Caber, Shot Put, Tug O’ War, Running Races, Highland Dancing and Fiddling.

The Games take place on the Aboyne Green, situated in the centre of the village, on the first Saturday in August. Click on this link to be taken to the 4th August 2018 games

Braemar Gathering - 01Sep18

The world famous gathering is renowned for its friendship and hospitality. Every Gathering is a memorable occasion and this year will be no exception. International athletes will be among those taking part in the "heavy" and "track" events. Pipers and dancers and teams from H.M. Forces will compete in the InterServices Unit Tug of War Championship and in the Services Medley Relay Race. A Hill Race is run up Morrone and Scottish Pipe Bands will be to the fore with the customary Massed Pipe Bands appearing.

Always held on the first Saturday in September, click on this link to be taken to the website for the 1st September 2018 gathering

Lonach Gathering and Games - 25Aug18

The Lonach Highland Gathering and Games is considered to be the largest non-military march in the UK. The games feature piping competitions, Highland dancing, heavy competitions and other sporting events.

Founded by The Lonach Highland and Friendly Society in 1823, the society continues its original mission of preserving Highland dress and “supporting loyal, peaceful, and manly conduct; and the promotion of social and benevolent feelings among the inhabitants of the district.

Always held on the last Saturday in August, click on this link to be taken to the 25th August 2018 Games

Royal Lochnagar Distillery

Neighbouring Balmoral Castle, Royal Lochnagar is the perfect place to discover how Scotch Whisky is made. Watch as the team of operators tend to traditional mashtun, gleaming copper stills and fill casks at the traditional distillery, which retains much of its original charm. The tour ends with a 'dram' of the award-winning Royal Lochnagar 12 Year Old Single Highland Malt.

Click on the attached image to learn more about the Eight Secret Malts of Aberdeenshire

Scotland's Castle Trail

With over 300 castles, stately homes and ruins dotting its landscape, Aberdeenshire is unsurprisingly known as 'Scotland's Castle Country.'

There are more castles per acre here than anywhere else in the UK.Scotland's Castle Trail lets you discover 18 of Aberdeenshire's most famous and dramatic castles.

Click on the attached image to find out more about the Castles in Aberdeenshire
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