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The Braemar Gathering is a regal occasion not to be missed and 2017 looks like no exception!  While there have been Gatherings of one sort or another at Braemar since the days of King Malcolm Canmore, nine hundred years ago, the Gathering has been run has been run by the Braemar Royal Highland Society and its committee since 1832.


This memorable event takes place Saturday 2nd September and its world famous for its friendship and hospitality… and certainly a date for the diary here at Palm Court Hotel!


Held in The Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park in Braemar, the Gathering commenced in 1832 however has been run by Braemar Royal Highland Charity from 2011 and has grown from strength to strength since.  The event starts at 9.30 a.m. and usually finishes at about 5.00 p.m. and includes…

Highland Dancing


Tossing the Caber




Relay Racing


Long Leap

Long Leap

Children’s Sack Racing


Putting the Stone and Throwing the Hammer


Sprinting and Hill Race


Tug of War

Tug a war

Booking The Braemar Gathering in advance is recommended and you can find full details by clicking here. To celebrate the 200 year anniversary a special commemorative 25 year old whisky has been produced with a limited number of bottles still available.  Back in the day however, entrants had to pay 10/- (50p) initially, plus 1/- (5p) per quarter, in return for which there was provision for an annuity for members on reaching the age of 70; sickness and death benefit, and a widow’s allowance.

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In 1832 the Braemar Highland Society decided to give £5 for prizes at the Gathering, and from that time on, the Highland Society organised the Braemar Gathering, which became its major undertaking.


It’s a great day out for all the family and if you fancy spending a few days in Aberdeen  Palm Court Hotel has an ideal location for exploring the city!  Why not start planning your Braemar Gathering experience for 2017 and join us…

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