Lonach Highland Gathering & Games
Traditional Highland Games which began in 1823, featuring pipe band performances, tug-o-war and dancing.
The Lonach Highland and Friendly Society was founded in 1823 by Sir Charles Forbes, 1st Baronet of Newe and Edinglassie (1773-1849). Membership is drawn from the inhabitants of Strathdon, who continue to fulfil the society’s 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.”
The Highland Games showcase traditional sports and events including pipe bands, tug-o-war and Highland dancing.