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Aberdeen Highland Games Program 2022

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A Celtic experience in the Scottish Tradition - 1Surday 2nd Jy 2022Surday 2nd Jy 2022Experience the vra eence  Scland  the Uer Her VleyExperience the vra eence  Scland  the Uer Her VleyJeerson Park, Aberdeen$2.00

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2 - Aberdeen Highland Games 2022The 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 o 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 eort is made to provide sucient facilities, with access to 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.NOTES FOR THOSE WITHDies

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A Celtic experience in the Scottish Tradition - 3Bookings through Scone Visitor Information Centre 02 6540 1300 or by visiting and following the links to Trybooking.comTis - Book your tickets now at and follow the linksAdult Concession Concession Card or child 13 to 18Children 12 & underFamilyPrice$30.00$25.00Free$50.00Camping$30.00 per siteCome on up!Photos throughout the publication have been supplied by DRONEAG NSW, Max and Denise Bell, Elizabeth Birch and Amanda Ganey Ray.Designed and printed by Hunter Valley Printing - 02 6545 2888.#aberdeenhighlandgames

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4 - Aberdeen Highland Games 2022WELCOME FROMThe PresideHow wonderful it is to be able to hold the Aberdeen Highland Games again. After cancelling the event in 2020 and then postponing and cancelling in 2021 we have finally reached the 21st running of our Games.The Chief of the Day, Ian McPhee has been patiently waiting in the wings for this event to be held. Ian has a background in agriculture, having graduated from Wagga Agricultural College and then working as an agronomist. In more recent years he has followed his interest in Scottish history by ensuring that clan histories have been recorded. This has taken him to Scotland on numerous occasions. To this end Ian has written three books on Scottish Clan histories both in Australia and Scotland. He has been a member of the Macfie Clan Society for over 40 years and is the Society’s chief historian and armiger. He was granted arms in 2016.We continue to work under the Government Covid 19 Guidelines and as I write this, we are fortunate that there are very few enforced restrictions for the event. As with 2021, all ticket sales are online. The Ceilidh, that has for many years been held in the evening, is again not being held. We are hopeful that we will be able to put it on next year.As with previous years, there will be a broad array of stalls for you to peruse throughout the day. The pipe bands will be playing and competing all day and there will be Highland Dancers also performing on the stage area. The Kilted Warriors have always been a popular part of the Games and they will be showing o their feats of strength. There are always many Clan stalls so that those with an interest in Scottish ancestry can follow their Clan’s background and meet current Clan members. I would like to thank the Aberdeen Highland Games committee for all their hard work in keeping the Games going after the past two years of preparing and not actually holding. In these times people have found it harder work on committees but we are very fortunate to have a group of people that work so well together to keep the experience fresh. To all our sponsors, events like this simply cannot be held without you and we appreciate any and all the help you give us on the day and also throughout the year.I hope you can be at the Aberdeen Highland Games in 2022 to enjoy the day with us.Nica O’Drcl - President

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A Celtic experience in the Scottish Tradition - 5Chi  the DayIan McPheeThe 2022 Aberdeen Highland Games Chief of the Day is Ian McPhee (pictured left), born in 1949, Ian is married and has two sons. Following graduation from Wagga Agricultural College, Ian worked on an agricultural research station on Kangaroo Island. He later worked as an agronomist for a Sydney based fertilizer manufacturer before forming his own company specialising in horticultural services.Ian has always had a wide variety of community and personal interests, including sporting clubs, politics, genealogy and public aairs. He is a life member of the Ross of Mull Historical Centre on the Isle of Mull in Scotland.Interest in Scottish history and heritage goes back to Ian’s childhood when he attended a local police boys club to learn the bagpipes and was taught highland dancing. After a long hiatus, Ian took up the bagpipes with the Kiama Pipe Band and for many years thereafter played in a pipe band for Anzac Day marches, for highland games and other community functions. Just over 40 years ago, Ian joined the Macfie Clan Society of Australia. He was president of the society for over 10 years and during that period edited the society’s journal The Downunder. He produced literature for the society and represented Australia at two international Clan Macfie Parliaments which are held in Scotland every four years. Until recently, Ian was Clan Commissioner in Australia. He is currently the society’s chief historian and only armiger, having been granted his arms in 2016.As a keen amateur historian, Ian has conducted historical research in numerous Australian archives and several also in Scotland. He has written and edited three books: The McPhees of Argyll published in 2010, a family history book; The Pioneering Jerilderie McPhees published in 2013 and a book about the highland clearances published in the UK recently titled The Naked Clansmen of Mull and Iona, 1700 – 1860. In addition to publishing his own work, Ian has contributed his knowledge of Scottish history to other writers and researchers.

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6 - Aberdeen Highland Games 2022Era EvesFriday July 1 - International Tartan DayFriday July 1 - Tartan Golf Day - Starting from 0930hrsThe Tartan Golf Day will be hosted by the Aberdeen Ladies Golf. This is a Canadian foursome, ladies, mixed pairs or men. Tartan dress is optional, but highly recommended to get into the spirit of the day. This event is sponsored by Hunter Belle Cheese, Branxton Pro Shop, Eli and Amale Radd, Tim and Mary-Anne Pike and Dimmocks Meats. To enter ring Karen Newton 0422 824 238Friday July 1 - Aberdeen Sport & Recreation Club - 1600hrs Live entertainment from The Boatmen. Contact club for details.Friday Evening July 1 - Muswellbrook RSL ClubHills District Pipe Band will be entertaining guests. Meals available at the bistro. Courtesy bus available, Bridge Street Muswellbrook 02 6543 1700Saturday July 2 - Aberdeen RSL & Citizens Club - 1800hrsQuintet Competition for Pipe Bands run in conjunction by the NSW PBA and the Tamworth & District Pipe Band and hosted by the Aberdeen RSL & Citizens Club. Contact Phillip Hearne 0412 667 753 or John McIntyre 0412 329 979 for further detail.Sunday July 3 - Kirkin’ of the Tartan Service - 1030hrsAt St Marks Church, Moray Street, Aberdeen followed by a morning tea at the Community Hall, in the Rose Garden across from the Church - All welcome.Aberdeen RSL & Citizens ClubCourtesy bus available, for more information phone 02 6543 7141Muswellbrook RSL ClubMeals and courtesy bus available, for more information phone 02 6543 1700Scone RSL ClubThe Scone RSL Club has an excellent bistro and courtesy bus available. For more information phone 02 6545 1669

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A Celtic experience in the Scottish Tradition - 77Ma EveFor further information and updates on events aberdeenhighlandgames.comON STAGE ON FIELD0900 Opening Ceremony Address by the Chief of the Day - Ian McPheeDrum Major - Simon Adamfrom 1030EntertainmentHighland & Scottish Country DancersBest Dressed - lassie, laddie and petsListen for announcements on the day for other display times1600Closing CeremonyPresentation of trophiesLone PiperMassed Banda) Parade will commence at 0900 followed by the Massed Bands and Opening Ceremonyb) Massed Bands & Closing Ceremony at 1600Tug-of-War & Strong Men Tug-of-war commences at 0930. The Kilted Warriors will take to the field for their first display at 1030. Listen for announcements on the day for other display times.Band DisplaysDisplays by attending Pipe Bands will commence at 1030 and continue throughout the day.Live entertainment from The BoatmenActivities AreaNovelty events and activities for children of all ages.Saturday July 2 - Jefferson Park

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A Celtic experience in the Scottish Tradition - 9The Kilted Warriors are a great part of the Aberdeen Highland Games, where athletes compete in a traditional Celtic strongman competition. There is tremendous strength and determination on display when the athletes compete in three traditional events; Stones, Sheaf and Caber Toss.Stones: Clach Cuid Fir (Gaelic for Manhood Stone) is a traditional test of pure strength. The athletes compete against the clock to determine who can lift stones of increasing weights o the ground and onto barrels. With the stones weighing between 100 and 165kg this is not an event for the average person, but it is great to watch.Sheaf Toss: This traditional Scottish agricultural sport involves using a pitchfork to hurl a burlap bag stued with straw over a horizontal bar above the competitor’s head. The bag typically weighs about 7kg and athletes are given three chances to get it cleanly over the bar without touching it. The winner is the athlete who can successfully clear the highest bar.Farmers Walk (also called the Farmers Carry): The weighted implement is deadlifted from the ground. A strength and conditioning exercise in which you hold a heavy load in each hand while walking a designated distance.Kted Waiors> BroodmareAgistment (seasonal or permanent)> Walk-ons to HunterVallVallVeystallion farms> Foaling>Weaning>Yearling preparation & salesYearling preparation & salesY1208 Gundy Road Scone NSW 2337Julie Harris T. (02) 6545 1072 M. 0417 473 195

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10 - Aberdeen Highland Games 2022Shop 6 Valley Fair, New England Highway Aberdeen 02 6543 IN STORE FOR SPECIALS OR CHECK US OUT ONLINE AT:Scone RSL ClubWEEKLY RAFFLES Wednesday/Friday/Saturday- 6.30pm Start, 7.30pm DrawBADGE DRAW Wednesday/Friday/Saturday - (6.00-8.30 pm)Doncaster Bistro open every day for lunch and dinnerHappy Hour 7 days a weekCourtesy Bus available Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and SaturdayTAB Facilities : Sky Channel : Fox Sports71 Guernsey Street, Scone Phone 02 6545 1669

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A Celtic experience in the Scottish Tradition - 11No event at the Aberdeen Highland Games encompasses such enthusiasm and colour as highland dancing and what better sight and sound can there be that encapsulates the very essence of Scotland than the bagpipes accompanying a kilted dancer.Highland dancing requires great flexibility, agility, timing and stamina to precisely execute the intricate footwork which makes the dance style so unique. You will see them perform many classic highland dances including the Sword Dance, the Highland Fling and the Seann Trubhas. This mixture of Scottish dance and music always makes the highland dancing a crowd favourite which shouldn’t be missed.As well as the highland dancing there is country dancing the more social form of Scottish dancing. Scottish country dancing is done in sets typically with three, four or five couples, arranged either in two lines (men facing ladies) or in a square, and involves the dancers dancing a sequence of set formations enough times to bring them back to their starting positions. It’s always great fun.Hiland Dancers02 6543 278832 Bridge Street,“There nothing hidden under our Kilts just good old fashion Traditional Values Like Honesty, Trust, Services and Good advise” For all your Real Estate services in: Residential Sales, Rural matters, Auctions and Property ManagementTony McTaggart 0409 680 539

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A Celtic experience in the Scottish Tradition - 1353-55 Maitland Street, MuswellbrookT 02 6543 1271 | starts at 0930This year sees the Aberdeen Highland Games hosting the NSW Championships managed by the Australian Champions Maitland Tug of War Club.There will be 2 men’s weight divisions (middleweight and openweight) and an interstate competition.People can expect to see 4 of the Country’s best Tug-o-War teams fighting it out for gold.The Hunter Valley’s own Maitland Club, with pullers from Muswellbrook & Denman, will be taking on teams from Glen Innes, Woolgoolga and Brisbane.Tug-o-War is a great team sport, not only in which to participate but also for spectators. Two teams pit themselves against each other in a test of strength and strategy, with the objective of pulling their opponents four metres off the centre mark. The match is won after a best of three ends.Tug  War

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A Celtic experience in the Scottish Tradition - 15Fresh from their tour of Wuhan, The Boatmen are a nationally acclaimed Celtic outfit. Featuring five Celtic rockers from Newcastle NSW. They have stunned many punters at festivals throughout the nation. Get set to twirl away to all sorts of stringed things. Energy ahoy!The Boatmen will be performing and selling CD’s throughout the day.198 Kelly Street Scone02 6540 & Residential Property SalesThe Upper Hunter’s leading Rural Merchandise71 Main Street Scone02 5516 Bomen

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A Celtic experience in the Scottish Tradition - 17The Aberdn CairnFor those not familiar with a Cairn, it can be explained as follows:• A cairn is a human-made pile or stack of stones with the word cairn coming from the Scottish Gaelic: càrn (plural càirn). • Cairns have been and are used for a broad variety of purposes, from prehistoric times to the present. It is a symbol used for various reasons usually a memorial.• Stones are usually carried from another area and in the case of the Scots they were usually carried into battle.The Hunter Valley in general and the Upper Hunter in particular was, for the better part, taken up and developed by the Scots who either came under their own steam or were part of the Highland Clearances and of course some were convicts. Quite a number of these migrants were in fact indentured and were bought out initially as shepherds or in later time’s workers for the Abattoirs here in Aberdeen.Families such as Macqueen of Segenhoe, Macintyre of Kayuga, Fleming of Kelvinside and MacDonald of the Cuan are but a few in this Upper Hunter Region. We should also note the MacKay family whose empire stretched from Ravensworth to the top of the Rouchel as well as the MacDougall family of Singleton.Wherever the Scots landed they would bring with them part of Scotland and this was normally displayed in property or area names.The Aberdeen Cairn is situated at Taylor Park, New England Highway.

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18 - Aberdeen Highland Games 2022We’re proud to support local events in the Upper HunterOur commitment to local communities has been a passion for over 180 years. As owner and operator of Liddell and Bayswater power stations, we’re pleased to support the Aberdeen Highland

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A Celtic experience in the Scottish Tradition - 19Weavers of Australian Tartancrofterstartan@gmail.com02 6747 3951

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20 - Aberdeen Highland Games 2022Bas  the Uer Her TartanUNDER CHECK - The under check is the main component of the tartan pattern. This is formed by the larger areas of colour that underlie the over check of the smaller lines and bands. In this case the under check for this tartan is based on Campbell of Breadalbane. The region has had a connection with the M. Campbell & Co. stores based in the Upper Hunter Valley in the towns of Scone, Aberdeen, Rouchel, Muswellbrook, Merriwa and Denman dating back to the late 1800’s.GREEN - To represent the rich alluvial lands where lucerne abounds supporting the dairy, beef and equine industries.BLUE - The waters of the Hunter and Goulburn River Valleys, including Lake Glenbawn and Lake Liddell, providing the life blood for all those living in the region. It also represents the waters of the seas and oceans that have bought people with skills, machinery, livestock and supplies to weave new beginnings.OVER CHECK - The over check breaks up the under check pattern. It is made up of a series of thinner stripes that modify the broader swathes of colour.WHITE - For the milk and cream that flowed throughout the Valley to the Aberdeen Butter Factory, the Muswellbrook Milk Factory and the Singleton Cheese factory. BLACK - To represent the black coal seams that underlay the Hunter Valley.PURPLE - To represent the grapes from the vines of the viticultural industry. It also represents the lucerne flowers and the thistle head from the Aberdeen Thistle brand butter.YELLOW - For the golden cereal and canola crops as well as the golden wool clips produced in the valley.RED - As a token of the blood shed by the Light Horseman of the Upper Hunter and of their horses in WW1.The Upper Hunter tartan is available from the Scone Visitors Information Centre - 02 6540 1300, Singleton Visitor Information Centre - 02 6578 7560 or available on the day in the merchandise tent.

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A Celtic experience in the Scottish Tradition - 21The Uer Her TartanThe purpose of the fabric when all is said and done,Is to get us all together and pull again as one.Scots are tough and spartan, but they often strike a tartanTo celebrate a milestone of the time,Families of pioneers who came out here to new frontiers,With ambitious aspirations establishing the stationsWhich then they handed down along the family line.The UNDER CHECK is “Campbell” so the tartan that they wore,Could well have been recycled from the famous Campbell storesEvery thread of every shawl whether big or even small,Soon becomes a symbol of the land,Every tartan length comes with unity and strength,For those who came from Scotland and the clans.A Tartan is protection, whether scarf or kilt or shawl,Encompassing the region which covers one and all.Muswellbrook and Rouchel, Scone and Aberdeen,Merriwa and Denman all places in between.One can tell, if woven well, protects against the weather,The thistles, with their prickles that grow amongst the heather.Water’s represented by the “aqua” colour, blue,Without this precious liquid there is nothing we can do.We could not grow the crops or grass, the lucerne on the land,Equine, dairy, beef or wool with Mother Nature’s hand.The OVER CHECK breaks up the broad and makes the cloth distinct,Just as long and just as strong, but clearer and succinct.The white for all the dairy, the milk, the cheese and cream,The black for all the holes of coal; the underlay in seamsThe purple that is intertwined represents our precious wine,And yellow, which is really bold, stands out for crops and clips of gold.And then of course the colour red that represents the men who bled,And died for us that we might live; the ultimate of gifts to giveSo for our region do not hide, wear this tartan and with pride.Picture this as precious rope that binds together love and hopeTartan weaved will last and last; those threads of colour will HOLD FAST.By Ri B WriBy Ri B Wri

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22 - Aberdeen Highland Games 2022Presented by the Fraser family of St Aubins, Scone, NSW to the Band in first place for all round display judged upon traditional piping, drumming and drill.2000 Clan MacLeod Pipe Band2001 United Mine Workers Pipe Band2002 United Mine Workers Pipe Band2003 Scone RSL Pipes & Drums2004 Manly Warringah Pipe Band2005 Manly Warringah Pipe Band2006 United Mine Workers Pipe Band2007 Manly Warringah Pipe Band2008 Lithgow Highland Pipe Band2009 United Mine Workers Pipe Band2010 Lithgow Highland Pipe Band2011 United Mine Workers Pipe Band2012 United Mine Workers Pipe Band2013 Sydney Thistle Pipe Band2014 Sydney Thistle Pipe Band2015 Pipe Band Club2016 Pipe Band Club2017 Tamworth & District Highland Pipe Band2018 United Mine Workers Pipe Band2019 United Mine Workers Pipe Band2020 cancelled due to Covid-192021 cancelled due to Covid-19The McMl Shid

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A Celtic experience in the Scottish Tradition - 23The Scottish Australian Heritage Council TrophyFor the runner up BandAberdeen Highland Games Perpetual Trophy and Runner-UpFor the Best Display Band on the day2014 1st: Lithgow Highland Pipe Band2015 1st: Sydney Thistle Pipe Band 2nd: Lithgow Highland Pipe Band2016 1st: Lithgow Highland Pipe Band 2nd: City of Blacktown Pipe Band2017 1st: Sydney Thistle Pipe Band 2nd: Lithgow Highland Pipe Band2018 1st: Sydney Thistle Pipe Band 2nd: Lithgow Highland Pipe Band2019 1st: Lithgow Highland Pipe Band 2nd: Sydney Thistle Pipe Band2020 cancelled due to Covid-192021 cancelled due to Covid-19The Celtic Warriors Annual TrophyFor the Band coming in third place2009 Lithgow Highland Pipe Band2010 Hills District Pipe Band2011 City of Armidale Pipe Band2012 Clan McEwan Pipe Band2013 Tamworth District Pipe Band2014 Tamworth District Pipe Band2015 Sydney Thistle Pipe Band2016 Tamworth & District Highland Pipe Band2017 United Mine Workers Pipe Band2018 Sydney Thistle Pipe Band2019 Moree Caledonian Pipe Band 2020 cancelled due to Covid-192021 cancelled due to Covid-192010 Lithgow Highland Pipe Band2011 Lithgow Highland Pipe Band2012 Lithgow Highland Pipe Band2013 United Mine Workers Pipe Band2014 United Mine Workers Pipe Band2015 Tamworth District Pipe Band2016 United Mine Workers Pipe Band2017 Sydney Thistle Pipe Band2018 St. Mary’s Pipe Band Club2019 St. Mary’s Pipe Band Club2020 cancelled due to Covid-192021 cancelled due to Covid-19Troies

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24 - Aberdeen Highland Games 2022Keep in touch through the Aberdeen Whisper on-line and in Firth 0499 881 585 Shop 1/166 Kelly St, Scone NSW in Rural & Residential PropertyRay White Rural SconeTheNNeewwIf you are thinking of selling or would like advice on presenng your property to get the best results. Please call for a FREE property appraisalAlways aiming to get the best results for you.Colm Santry, John Kennedy, Paddy Oman, Tom Moore, Rob Archibald or Emma Pugsley Tel: 02 6576 4200. www.coolmore.comA U S T R A L I AGr.2-winning 2YO & brilliant 3YO sprinter HOME AFFAIRS wins the sire-making Coolmore Stud Stakes-Gr.1From the family of RUSSIAN REVOLUTION, ENCOSTA DE LAGO & FLYING SPURNew for 2022. Fee $110,000 (INC. GST)

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A Celtic experience in the Scottish Tradition - 25The Scottish Australian Heritage Council Founded 1981.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 nation.SAHC is a member of the Celtic Council of Australia, other Scottish coordinating organisations nationally, and involved with government bodies at all levels.President Nicola O’DriscollVice President Charles CookeSecretary Charles CookeTreasurer Elizabeth BirchBand Coordinator Charles CookeStall Coordinator Elizabeth BirchCommittee Garry DudgeonLorna DriscollKim DurieVicki FrenchHannah JonesSandy JonesSteve JonesKerry CookeJames BirchAnne MeierRichard FrenchBronyne ClarkeSuzanne AndrewsBill SummersJanine SummersGarth BelfordC

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26 - Aberdeen Highland Games 2022Without our sponsors it would not happen!We would like to say a special thanks to all those who have supported our 21st annual Aberdeen Highland Games.AGL MacquarieBengalla MineDavid ParadiceMuswellbrook RSL ClubMt Arthur CoalUpper Hunter Shire CouncilAberdeen Men’s ShedAberdeen MotelAberdeen RSL & Citizens ClubAberdeen Sport & Recreation ClubAraluen Canvas GoodsBack Fence Gossip - Stephen TunCellarbrations AberdeenCoolmore AustraliaDimmock’s MeatsFirst National Edward Higgins ParkinsonFraser FamilyGPS SecurityHolbrook ThoroughbredsHollydene Estate WinesHunter Valley PrintingKing of the RangesLiberty Rose CraftsMacCallum & CoMagpie DistilleryMcGarth Upper HunterMuswellbrook Race ClubNewgate StudLinga LongaOsborn’s Bus ServicesRay White SconeScone Timber and HardwareScone RSL ClubScone Tyre & Battery CentreSt Kilda Australia T/A All Things TartanThe Crofters Weaving MillThe Aberdeen WhisperThe Scottish BannerThe Thoroughbred HotelWhite Heather Highland SuppliesSpors3483 Golden Hwy Jerry Plains (02) 6576 4007 Presentthis advert for 10% off DINE INValid 2nd– 9th July 2022Cellar Door & Bar open daily from 10am – 4pm- Wine Tastings- Beer on Tap Vines Restaurant open daily- Breakfast from 8.30am – 11am- Lunch from 11.30am – 3pm- Morning & afternoon tea also availableWeddings, Events, Corporate Functions, CelebrationsSit back and relax. Enjoy all that Hollydene Estate has to offer - fine wine, beautiful food and stunning views.

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A Celtic experience in the Scottish Tradition - MEMBERSHIP = TWO GREAT VENUESCheck out our Facebook Pages for upcoming eventsMuswellbrook RSL Club | Bridge Street MuswellbrookMuswellbrook Golf Club | Bell Street MuswellbrookMUSWELLBROOKgolf clubYour Club, My Club, Our ClubMt Arthur CoalProud sponsor of theAberdeen Highland Games

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Thank you for attending our 21st Games, we hope you enjoyed your time with us and will tell your friends about your experience. We wish you a safe journey home and look forward to welcoming you back in 2023.CHIEF OF THE DAY HONOUR ROLL2000 David Macintyre2001 Colin Munro2002 Gavin Gidley - Baird2003 Murdo MacLeod2004 Peter Cameron Murdo MacLeod as substitute2005 Alasdair Sutherland2006 Warwick Murray2007 Ian McCrae2008 The Lord Sempill2009 Duncan Macintyre2010 Keith Miles2011 His Excellency Michael Bryce AM AE2012 Torquil Donald MacLeod2013 John MacNeacail2014 Greg MacLennan2015 John MacLeod2016 Lachlan Neil Macdonald2017 Sandy Macdonald2018 Dr W.E.J. (WEJ) Paradice2019 Nicola O’Driscoll2020 cancelled due to Covid-192021 cancelled due to Covid-19CHIEF OF THE DAY 2022IAN