Posts Tagged: Banchory

Falls of Feugh

 

Falls of Feugh

The Falls of Feugh on the outskirts of Banchory is a great place to watch salmon jumping upstream over the rocks.  The pedestrian walkway on the upstream side of the bridge is an superb vantage point to watch the salmon run.  Salmon can be seen during a surprisingly long part of the year.

The winter salmon run starts in September and continues to November.

The spring salmon run is from February to Match.

Bridge of Feugh.   Photography by Bill Bagshaw Photography Courses /Tips

The falls of Feugh at Banchory are a fantastic place to watch salmon leaping upstream, with a great view from the pedestrian walkway. www.dsider.co.uk online magazine, photo courses Photography by Bill Bagshaw (Bill Bagshaw & Martin Williams/Bill Bagshaw, www.dsider.co.uk)

 

The Dinnie Stones

 

The Dinnie Stones

The Dinnie Stones are located outside the Potarch Hotel between Aboyne & Banchory, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.     Together they weigh approximately 8 cwt.

Legendary, world famous Scottish strongman Donald Dinnie was born at Birse by Aboyne in 1837, the son of a stonemason.     Donald Dinnie was the worlds first sporting superstar and achieved international fame from his exploits in America, Canada and Australia.
Potarch hotel is currently closed and scheduled for redevolopment. The Dinnie Stones could be stored elsewhere

The Dinnie stones are 2 giant rocks.  In the 1830’s huge iron rings were attached to the stones so that they could act as counterweights; for scaffolding; during the pointing of Potarch Bridge.

Ordinary folk would struggle to lift even the smallest Dinnie Stone.  Donald Dinnie carried them both across the width of Potarch Bridge, and back  – a distance of 4-5 yards.

Several people have successfully lifted both Dinnie Stones, but walking with them is completely different !

The photo shows both Dinnie Stones being lifted by Aboyne strongman and Highland Games Heavies participant Tommy Fyvie. 
Potarch Bridge spans the beautiful River Dee, on Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Click here for Aboyne Highland Games    Mark Felix attempts to lift Dinnie Stones-click here

Tommy Fyvie takes the strain and the pain as he lifts both Dinnie Stones.

dsider.co.uk online magazine, photo courses (Bill Bagshaw & Martin Williams/Bill Bagshaw, dsider.co.uk)

Mark Felix attempts to lift both Dinnie Stones and walk with them

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)

 

 

Banchory Show

 

Banchory Show

Click here to go to the Banchory Show Slideshow

Banchory Show events include horse events for Hunters, Ponies & Clydesdales, plus of course cattle and sheep events.

For whats on Banchory & Banchory Events go to the Events page.

Banchory show is an annual event and family fun day. Uniquely Banchory show is held right in the town centre handy for all the shops. The show includes trade stands, highland dancing, a pipe band, a tug o war and a livestock parade.

Click here for Crathes Castle Banchory          Click here for The Deeside Line & The Deeside Way       

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 (Martin Williams)