Programme & Info 2023 - subject to change
(Under SHGA Rules)
By kind permission of Charles and Dorothy Anderson
DRUMTOCHTY CASTLE GROUNDS
AUCHENBLAE, Nr. LAURENCEKIRK AB30 1TP
TIMETABLE OF EVENTS
10.30AM - UNDER 25 HEAVY QUALIFYING
1.00PM - MAIN HEAVY EVENT
12.30PM - HIGHLAND DANCING
1.00PM, 3.00PM & 5.00PM - PIPE BANDS ROUND THE RING
1.00PM -TUG O'WAR WEIGH IN - COMMENCE AT 2.00PM
1.00PM - LIGHT EVENTS
Noon - REGISTER FOR SOLO PIPING
1.00PM - OFFICIAL OPENING BY CHIEFTAIN
2.00PM - KIDS RACES THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON
2.45PM - HILL RACE STARTS
PLEASE NOTE THESE TIMES ARE ALL WEATHER DEPENDANT AND MAY CHANGE.
LICENCED BAR OPEN 12.00PM - 6.00PM - THIS IS A CASH BAR ONLY
SATURDAY, 24TH JUNE 2023
To be opened by Chieftain:- TBC
Chairman- Stewart Walker
Secretary - Eleanor Fotheringham
R. Aitken J. Nicoll J. Brown D.Roberts
W. Boreland A. Fotheringham P. Clark
A. Cruickshank Alan Cruickshank
R. Bird J.Singer K . O’Donnell Dougal Lindsay
B. Melsom A. Gill S.Clark B.Warrender
C Jamieson D. Ewen M. Campbell
PATRONS Robert J Milne, Roy Murray, Stephen Watson, J.A.Airth, Alistair Reid, T. McLeod, K . Morgan
COMMENTATOR Robert Lovie
The Games Committee are delighted to welcome you all to our scenic Glen for the Drumtochty Highland Games. It was in 1977 that the Queen’s Silver Jubilee local committee held the first games and it was so successful that a few enthusiasts decided to perpetuate the
Today five of the founders still serve - Jim Brown, Rob Aitken, John Nicoll, Alan Sim and Kenny Morgan and they are delighted that they have been joined by young enthusiastic members. The future of the Games is ensured.
The setting as ever is stunning and we are delighted that Charlie and Dotty Anderson continue to allow us to use this unsurpassable location. Although they now stay in Canada with their
Family, they keep in touch with the Games and give us staunch support from afar. Drumtochty Castle was built in 1882 and continues to thrive as a wedding venue bringing welcome revenue and visitors to the Glen.
It also provides support and extra use to the historic St Palladius
Chapel which has watched over the Glen since the 1880’s.
Today we welcome new sponsors and continue to enjoy the loyal support of our established sponsors. Membership of the Grampian Games brings us the backing of their generous sponsors, Glenfiddich, Williamson and Dunn, Trinity International, Walkers of Aberlour, Mr And Mrs McBride and John Milne Auctioneers.
We cherish our membership of the Grampian Games and value the help that we get from the other members and extend a warm welcome to their visiting representatives today. Also to the representatives of the Scottish Highland Games Association which continues to represent our
interest at national level - never an easy task in the face of the ever increasing burden of health and safety laws, child protection rules, performance enhancing drugs etc.
Our Games always provides an opportunity for local clubs and charities to raise funds for their worthy causes and we wish them well. The teas served by this year will be served by Gannet's of Laurencekirk.
We welcome all the competitors in all the games disciplines and wish them success in their endeavours.
Highland games are now a global attraction and our games are an important part of Scotland’s tourist calendar and we extend a welcoming hand to all out overseas visitors.
LIST OF EVENTS
FINELLA HILL RACE - OPEN , LOCAL & VETERAN SECTIONS
(Starts 2.45 p.m.) - Sponsored by FETTERCAIRN FIOR
ENTRIES ON FIELD
OPEN LIGHT EVENTS - 90m, 400m, 800m, High Jump, Long Jump; Hop, Step and Leap.
(Men & Women).
YOUTHS LIGHT EVENTS (13 to 16 year old) - 90m, 400m, 800m,
High Jump and Long Jump; Hop, Step and Leap.
CHILDRENS RACES -
Boys - Under 6, 8, 10, 12 ; 12 to 14 years.
Girls - Under 6, 8, 10, 12 ; 12 to 14 years.
Sack Race - Under 10 ; 10 - 12 years ; under 16 years.
MARRIED LADIES' RACE SINGLE LADIES' RACE
OPEN TUG-O-WAR (Weight Limit)
OPEN HEAVIES -
Light Stone Heavy Stone
16lb. Scots Hammer 22lb. Scots Hammer
56lb. Weight for Height Tossing Caber
28lb. Weight for Distance - Carronhall Championship
QUALIFYING HEAVIES -
16lb. Hammer, 16lb. Shot Putt, 28lb. Weight for Distance,
Weight for Height, Caber
AULD SCOTTISH KILTED RACE - dependant on time and weather
OVERSEAS VISITORS' RACE - dependant on time and weather
Reg. No. AN6 SOBHD Rules
1. Highland Fling 6. Lilt
2. Sword Dance 7. Irish Jig
3. Sean Triubhas 8. Sailor's Hornpipe
4. 1/2 Tulloch 9. Pas-de-Basque
5. Flora 10. Pas-de-Basque & High Cuts
PRIMARY: Age groups to suit entry Events 1,2,9,10
BEGINNER & NOVICE: 8, 10, 12, 16 years and under E vents 1-6
INTE RMEDIATE : 10, 12, 15 years and under E vents 1-4,7,8
PREMIER: 11, 13, 15 and under & Adults E vents 1-4,7,8
SOLO PIPING COMPETITION
1. 14 & Under March / 14 & Under Strathspey & Reel
2. 18 & Under March
3. 18 & Under Strathspey & Reel
4. Open Strathspey & Reel
5. Open March
ENTRIES ON FIELD