Deeside Steam Vintage Rally

 

Deeside Steam Vintage Rally

Deeside Steam Vintage Rally August  16-17th.         Banchory and Crathes go back in time, as vintage steam powered vehicles take over.

Little and Large          #DeesideVintageRally     #DeesideSteamRally   #DeesideSteamVintageRally

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Steam Powered Vehicles Invade Banchory   photos by Bill Bagshaw photography courses / tips  #Banchory

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Steam Engine close up                            #dsider

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What's on Royal Deeside

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150th Ballater Highland Games

 

150th Ballater Highland Games massed Pipe Bands parade

150th Ballater Highland Games 14th August 2014.  Massed Pipe Bands parade down Ballater High Street.

Ballaters Pipe Bands Drum Major signals a turn as massed pipe bands march into Monaltrie Park.                                                                                                                     #BallaterGames2014 (Bill Bagshaw/M.Williams/COPYRIGHT)

Drum Major passes Ballater Church as massed pipe bands parade down Ballater High Street on the occasion of the 150th Ballater Games in 2014

Drum major at 150th Ballater Highland Games in 2014. Massed pipe bands parade past Ballater Church (Bill Bagshaw/M.Williams/COPYRIGHT)

Massed pipe band passes Ballater Station                       #Ballater   #BallaterStation  #BallaterHighlandGames

Massed pipe Bands parade past Ballater Station on the 150th Ballater Highland Games in 2014 (Bill Bagshaw/M.Williams/COPYRIGHT)#dsider

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Aboyne Highland Games 2014

 

Aboyne Highland Games 2014

Scroll down for Aboyne Highland Games 2014 photo selection.

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 The Marquis of Huntly opens #Aboyne Games         #HighlandGamesThe Marquis of Huntly opens Aboyne Games (Bill Bagshaw/M. Williams/Bill Bagshaw, www.dsider.co.uk) Tossing The #Caber  (Bill Bagshaw/M.Williams/COPYRIGHT) Veteran commentator Robbie Shepherd at Aboyne Highland Games Veteran commentator Robbie Sheperd at Aboyne Games (Bill Bagshaw/M. Williams/Bill Bagshaw, www.dsider.co.uk)

A finishing jump to Putting The Stone                                                                                                         #ScottishGames

Putting the stone Aboyne Highland Games (Bill Bagshaw/M.Williams/COPYRIGHT)

Bydand.  Bydand  is part of the Gordon Crest.   #Bydand literally means “steadfast;” or “staying here;” as in the Scottish word “bide”.  Another meaning is to “stand and fight”. Bydand Aboyne Games (Bill Bagshaw/M.Williams/COPYRIGHT)

Drum Major                                                                #HighlandGamesPhotos Drum Major Bill Barclay Aboyne Highland Games (Bill Bagshaw/M.Williams/COPYRIGHT)

Weight for distance

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Drum Majors at Aboyne Scottish Games               #ScottishGames

Drum majors at Aboyne Scottish Games (Bill Bagshaw/M.Williams/COPYRIGHT)
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Mark Felix lifts Dinnie Stones at Aboyne Games

 

Mark Felix Lifts Dinnie Stones

Mark Felix lifts Dinnie Stones at Aboyne Highland Games.
One of the worlds strongest men took The Dinnie Stanes challenge at Aboyne Highland Games 2014.
Mark Felix one of the worlds strongest men lifts The Dinnie Stanes ( Dinnie Stones ) at Aboyne Highland Games on Royal Deeside (Bill Bagshaw/M. Williams)

Mark Felix; one  of the worlds strongest men; lifts The Dinnie Stanes ( Dinnie Stones ) at Aboyne Highland Games on Royal Deeside.

Mark was challenged to repeat the legendary feat of Aboyne strongman Donald Dinne.   Dinnie carried the stones over the width of Potarch Bridge.

A replica of Potarch Bridge was set up in the games arena.  Mark successfully lifted and carried the stones; but was unable to carry them the full distance without putting them down several times.

Mark Felix takes a break on his attempt to carry The Dinnie Stones. Mark Felix undertakes The Dinnie Stanes challenge at Aboyne Highland Games. Mark sucessfully lifted and carried the Dinnie Stones in stages, but was unable to match Donald Dinnie "s feat of carrying them in one lift. (Bill Bagshaw, www.dsider.co.uk)

 Donald Dinnie was born in 1837, at Birse Aboyne.

Royal Deeside Photos

 

Royal Deeside Photos

Royal Deeside photos and Braemar Games were both featured in The Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.
For Royal Deeside photos dSider is the place to look.

We have photos of all the Royal Deeside Highland Games, including the Braemar Gathering,   LonachAboyne Games,  and Ballater Games.

There are also photo features on individual Royal Deeside Villages, like  Braemar,   BallaterBanchory,  and Aboyne.

Scottish Highland dancing at Ballater Higland Games, Royal Deeside,Scotland. www.dsider.co.uk dsider whats on guide Ballater,copyright Bill Bagshaw photographers Ballater (Bill Bagshaw & Martin Williams/Bill Bagshaw, dsider.co.uk) dSider guide to Aboyne Games, Braemar Gathering, Lonach March, Ballater Games, Lonach Gathering, Alford, Strathdon, Castles Royal Deeside, Royal Deeside photos, dSider copyright content (Bill Bagshaw/M. Williams)

Lonach  March is headed by Lonach Pipe Band, followed by Clansmen who carry pikes. Everyone calls in for a dram of Scottish whisky at various patrons during the march.  Photo shows The  Gathering patron Sir James Forbes whose ancestors founded the Lonach Friendly Society. All photos copyright Bill Bagshaw, all rights reserved.    #RoyalDeesidePhotos

Sir James Forbes stops for a dram during The Lonach March. The Lonach march precedes the Lonach Highland Games (Bill Bagshaw www.dsider.co.uk)

Aboyne Highland Games is a featured event for Homecoming Scotland

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