Aboyne beside the beautiful River Dee, Royal Deeside
Aboyne is situated right in the heart of Royal Deeside.
Aboyne frequently sets records temperatures for the UK , and it is a popular holiday destination. Being right next to The Cairngorm National Park means the village is an excellent base.
Fishermen come from all over the world; including Scandinavia; to enjoy salmon fishing on the River Dee.
Aboyne’s world famous Highland Games take place every August on the village green.
The games patron The Marquis of Huntly lives at Aboyne Castle. The Gordon clan crest motto “Bydand” is featured on the gates to the village green and on on the uniforms of pipe band members.
Bydand literally means “steadfast;” or “staying here;” as in the Scottish word “bide”. Another meaning is to “stand and fight”. See Gordon Highlander photos lower down this page.
The Green is the epicentre of the village and is the site of the world famous Aboyne Highland Games
Gordon Highlanders Drum Major.
Salmon Fishermen enjoy refreshments at The Boat Inn
Gordon Highlanders, Pipe Majors Medals