Free Junior Highland Games and ceilidh for kids in Braemar

Braemar Junior Highland Games takes place tomorrow (Saturday, July 23) in the Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park, home of the world-famous Braemar Gathering.

The Games starts just before noon tomorrow, with pipe bands, come-and-try opportunities for kids up to 17 years old to try their hand at the traditional highland games disciplines.

Competitions will take place for highland dancing and solo piping, alongside a number of track and field events and a junior hill race. Full details of the day’s programme can be found at braemarjuniorgames.com

A free family ceilidh will follow the afternoon’s fun at the Games from 7pm to 10pm in Braemar Village Hall, where well-known dances will be ‘called’ and attendees are welcome to bring their own refreshments.

Braemar Junior Highland Games take place this weekend.

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Commenting, Junior Games organiser David Geddes said: “This Saturday the Braemar Junior Games is back after a three-year absence.

“It’s free to attend and a great family day out. There is packed programme of piping, dancing, races, tug o’ war and opportunities to come-and-try some of the traditional events — all under the watchful eye of expert instructors.

“On Saturday night, we’ll round off a great day with a family ceilidh in Braemar Village Hall — with instructions for kids and novices and a refresher course for those who haven’t had their dancing shoes on in a while.”

He added: “We’re looking forward to a great weekend!”

Further details of programme and timings for the Junior Games can be found by visiting www.braemarjuniorgames.com