Ballater Railway Station Fire. The Station is being rebuilt.
Ballater Railway Station has now been rebuilt after a devastating fire.
Sadly Ballater Railway Station, Museum and The Restaurant were largely destroyed by fire, in the early hours of Tuesday 12th May 2015.
Queen Victoria’s Railway Carriage; and horse drawn carriage; survived the fire.
The Restaurant was burnt to the ground.
Ballater Station Restaurant was razed to the ground. The original chimneys were demolished.
Queen Victorias toilet – thought to be damaged in the fire, but is located at the least damaged end of the building
Aberdeen Beach Fireworks 5th Dec
Aberdeen Beach Fireworks light the promenade on November 5th.
A full moon shines through at Aberdeen Beach Fireworks.
Heavy Events are spectacles of amazing feats of strength. The competitors are known as Heavies. Heavies are the superstars of Scottish Highland Games.
Scottish Highland Games differ from Highland Games abroad where Heavy Events are more prominently featured.
Scottish Highland Games are also a festival of piping, Highland dress, races, pipe bands, tug o war, culture and highland dancing.
Braemar Gathering 2014
Braemar Gathering 2014 got off to a great start with a pleasant morning. In the afternoon The Gathering was hit by heavy rain, causing difficulties for the hill racers.
Fortunately the sun broke through before Her Majesty The Queen arrived, accompanied by Prince Charles and the Duke of Edinburgh.
The Queen accepts flowers watched by Prince Charles
Copyright Bill Bagshaw photography courses
The Royal Salute #BraemarGathering
A drummer enjoys the party atmosphere
Even The Heavies were forced to take cover from the rain Braemar Versammlung Schottland
Shot ! Putting The Stone 推铅球 苏格兰链球
Tug O War
Braemar Royal Highland Society 风笛
The Hill Race Sets Off
Police Pipe Band Drum Major Schottischer Tambourmajor Braemar Schottland
Raising The Caber
Tossing The Caber Baumstammwerfen
Tug o War overhead view
Haste Ye Back to Braemar Gathering
The stands await you for the next Braemar Gathering
More photos coming soon Click here for Braemar Gathering Slideshow
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