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Braemar Gathering takes place on the first Saturday in September. The Gathering is held at at The Princess Royal & Duke of Fife Memorial Park in the centre of Braemar. The patron of The Games is Her Majesty The Queen whose Scottish residence is nearby Balmoral Castle. Events start at 9.30 a.m.
The photo shows The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh; arriving in their Bentley; at Braemar Gathering. The Royal couple are accompanied by Prince Charles.
Parking facilities are on the fields on the edge of the village. The grassy banks of The Memorial Park form a great natural vantage point. You can also buy grandstand tickets in advance (recommended).
You are advised to arrive early to avoid traffic congestion. If you are coming over Glenshee watch out for red deer. The best chance of spotting red deer in summer is in the evenings. Remember if one runs across the road it’s likely to be immediately followed by several others.
Whats on Royal Deeside & Upper Donside
Whats on Royal Deeside & Upper Donside. dSider is a photo guide to Royal Deeside & Upper Donside. dSider – High quality photo features by dSider media, Bill Bagshaw Photography Courses and Bill Bagshaw Commercial Photography.
Find out whats on Royal Deeside & Upper Donside by clicking on the links:-
The Must See Guide
The Must See guide is a guide to the castles, places and events on Royal Deeside & Upper Donside you shouldn’t miss.
The Spotlight Page
Whats on Royal Deeside Spotlight Page is a feature page on items of interest.
The Villages Page
Royal Deeside & Upper Donside Villages Guide. Main villages pages with local information. A guide to villages and their surrounding areas.
Whats on Royal Deeside – Events section. Also covers Upper Donside. Highland Games and major event dates.
Here you can find information on leisure facilities, ancestry, activities, and photography tips and courses. There is also an appeals and sponsorships section.
Photo Courses & UK Shop Page
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Weather Forecast Aboyne, Royal Deeside & surrounding areas.
Click on the icon below (at centre top) to get a full weather forecast Aboyne, Royal Deeside and surrounding areas. You can change location to Ballater, Banchory, Braemar, etc. Persons with visual impairment may prefer to click on this link
See 1-7 day weather forecast Aboyne, 8-14 day forecasts, satellite maps, temperature charts, pressure charts, rainfall charts, humidity charts, wind speed charts, world weather & lunar phases
Aboyne frequently sets record British temperatures due to it’s location next to the Cairngorm National Park. The nearby mountains and their associated thermal currents give unique weather patterns. In winter there are ski and snowboard facilities at Glenshee and the Lecht. Deeside Gliding Club at Aboyne holds the UK record altitude height for glider wave soaring.
This page is not a Mountain Weather Forecast
Mountain weather can be very different to the glens. This forecast does not apply to mountain areas. Always check an appropriate mountain weather forecast before venturing out into our hills and mountains. Weather conditions can change rapidly. Take professional advice about clothing, footwear, waterproofs, equipment, layers, food, drink, emergency procedures and navigation. Don’t go out on the hills if bad weather is forecast. Don’t take risks. Remember mountain rescue services have a long response time, and helicopters can’t fly in adverse conditions. Don’t rely on mobile phones. Give your itinerary to an appropriate responsible person. Don’t go alone. Make sure you have large supplies of water on hot days – heat exhaustion is a serious risk. Make sure you return before it goes dark.
If you have driven over Glenshee to watch red deer in summer; or to go to The Braemar Gathering & Highland Games; bear in mind this is what it looks like in winter.
Sunnyside ski slopes can be seen behind one of Glenshees’s smaller Kassbohrer piste bashers.
Behind the Sunnyside slopes are another 2 valleys of uplift, Meall Odhar and Glas Maol.
Piste Basher is the popular European term for a snow groomer.
To the right of the photo is the Baddoch chairlift which links the base station to Cairnwell, Carn Aosda and Butcharts ski and board areas.
Cairnwell is derived from a gaelic name meaning “hill of bags”