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Travel Home > Directory > Travel Events > 09 September > 6 Braemar Gathering

The Braemar Royal Highland Gathering is one of the most famous Highland Games in Scotland and is regularly attended by royalty including the Queen who is also the patron of the games. The games features a range of events including highland dancing, pipe band competitions, track and field, and the Heavy events. The latter of these include putting the stone, throwing the hammer, throwing weight for distance, throwing weight for height, and the famous Tossing the Caber. The caber is a long heavy log about the size of a medium sized telegraph pole, where the objective is to toss the caber, not for distance but for straightness.

Braemar - wikipedia

Braemar is a village in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, around 58 miles west of Aberdeen in the Highlands. It is the closest significantly-sized settlement to the upper course of the River Dee sitting at a altitude of 339m(1100ft).

Some heavy event athletes carrying a caber for the next toss. The straightest toss wins the event.

The Braemar Gathering

General information, programme, photographs, and contacts. Also, programme and event information with a gallery of previous years. There is also a history section of the event over the years.

The Braemar Gathering features a big competition for the best pipe band at this Highland Games.

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