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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.
Aberdeenshire Castles on Royal Deeside & Upper Donside
All Aberdeenshire Castles & map images copyright Bill Bagsgaw photography, all rights reserved
Map of Aberdeenshire Castles (Royal Deeside & Upper Donside) © Bill Bagshaw
Balmoral Castle © Bill Bagshaw Schottische Schlösser
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Castle Fraser © Bill Bagshaw
Craigievar Castle © Bill Bagshaw
Ruined Turret © Bill Bagshaw
Crathes Castle © Bill Bagshaw
Braemar Castle © Bill Bagshaw
Kildrummy Castle © Bill Bagshaw
Glenbuchat Castle © Bill Bagshaw
Drum Castle © Bill Bagshaw
Castle Fraser awoke to battles between ancient warriors on 20th July 2013
Castle Fraser Jousting Tournament
Castle Fraser Jousting Tournament used to be an annual event, but no longer takes place every year.
The Tournament features re-enactments of battles and jousting tournaments. This is taken very seriously indeed by the participants who ensure their equipment is authentic. The re-enactors are actually fighting for points in their own “league”. There is great attention to detail during the Tournament. Many combatants manufacture their own equipment.
Castle Fraser Steam Fair is another event at the Castle earlier in the year.
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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Royal Deeside Bees
Royal Deeside bees faced tough conditions in 2012. Bees are important as they pollinate plants, trees and crops.
Beekeepers say wet weather on Royal Deeside washed everything off flowers. This left leaving nothing for their honeybees.
Some beekeepers had to feed their bees with sugar and syrup, to keep them alive.
Estimates say honey production may be as much as 75% down across the country.
Wild bees and bumblebees all suffered from the same problem.
The British Beekeepers Association was forced to warn beekeepers to feed their bees if neccessary. The BBKA also warned that queen bees may be unable to produce enough new brood.
This has left Royal Deeside bee colonies in poor condition. Bee populations are already adversely affected by parasites. The unexplained Colony Collapse Disorder is another threat. Many people believe the population collapse is due to pesticides.
Photo shows a pollen laden Bumblebee gathering nectar.