A Celtic experience in the Scottish Tradition - 21
NOTES FOR THOSE WITH
The Aberdeen Highland Games is an action packed day of events with something for all
the family. After the Grand Opening Ceremony, which occupies the whole of Harrison Oval,
several events take place consecutively at various points on the oval. Whilst visitors with
disabilities are welcome, it must be stressed that all events take place on a grassed oval, with
no grandstand and limited seating.
It is recommended to bring a chair.
Harrison Oval is level but access from the entry gate and into the food court is on an incline.
Disabled parking is located near the main entry gates.
Buses carrying seniors are welcome to drop off their passengers at the entry gate and then
return to park in the designated coach parking area.
There is one disabled toilet at Harrison Oval, together with ladies and gentlemen’s toilets. It
is only once a year that this venue sees the number of visitors that the Aberdeen Highland
Games bring and every effort is made to provide sufcient facilities, with an additional
two portable disabled-access toilets. Additional toilet facilities are available in the Sport
& Recreation Club next to the oval and at the football ground opposite. Lunchtime sees
queues at all the food stalls so be prepared for a little wait or alternately elect to eat outside
of the popular times of 12 noon to 2pm. The Aberdeen Highland Games is a costly event to
stage and no complimentary entry is available. Carers assisting those with disabilities may
enter at the concession rate. Companion card accepted.
The Scottish Australian Heritage Council
The SAHC was founded in June 1981 for the purpose of fostering the heritage brought by
Scottish immigrants to Australia, including Scottish music, literature, culture, language and history.
We do this by:
· promoting and organising events
· supporting other Scottish organisations
· participating in the celebration of Scottish festivals
· promoting liaison between groups and societies in Australia of Scottish Heritage, or which
celebrate Scottish heritage
· encouraging the continued use and survival of Scots Gaelic.
SAHC welcomes individuals, clans, and businesses of all kinds in support of the work of the Council.
SAHC represents the Scottish community in conjunction with Scottish clans, highland games, country
and highland dancing, pipe and drum bands, and organisations to further our mission across the
SAHC is a member of the Celtic Council of Australia, other Scottish coordinating organisations
nationally, and involved with government bodies at all levels.
About the Scottish Australian Heritage Council