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Ballater Highland Games

August 8th

£5 – £12

Ballater Piping Results 2022

R Nicol Memorial Cup – Pibroch Champion Open
Brian Lamond, Dumfermline 

Esso Piper Cup – Best Overall Piper Open
Sponsor – The Glenmuick Estate
Xavier Buderiou, France

Valenzuela Shield – Local Piping Champion
Sponsor – Roaring Stag Coffee Roasters
Scott Grubis, Royal Guard

Ian Smith Shield – Open Piping under 14yrs
Sponsor – Braemar Mountain Sports
Rory Menzie, Aberdeen

Inchgeal Lodge Trophy – Open Piping 17 yrs and under
Sponsor – Inchgeal Lodge B & B
Rory Menzie, Aberdeen

Johnston Trophy – Local & Kindred Gatherings Piping 17 years and under
Craig Mitchell

There have been Games held in Ballater since 1864 and, apart from the war and pandemic years, the Games have continued uninterrupted until the present day. The Games have been honoured in recent times by visits from Their Majesties the King and Queen, The former, Duke and Duchess of Rothesay.

Many famous athletes and champions have competed at Ballater. Today the events form part of the circuits comprising the Glenfiddich Heavy Events Championship and the Grampian Games Qualifying Championship, which encourages the younger athletes to participate in the heavy and field events.

Ballater Highland Games prides itself in having something for everyone, young and old alike. On Games Day there are a number of varied trade stands, together with a funfair for the children. On occasion, personalities are to be seen, and one memorable day a military 25 pounder was fired to signal the start of the Hill Race.

To complete the day, Beat Retreat by the Pipe Bands is planned for 7pm on the Church Green in Ballater.


August 8th
£5 – £12


Monaltrie Park
Ballater, Aberdeenshire United Kingdom + Google Map
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