Programme & Info 2015
39th Drumtochty Highland Games
(Under SHGA Rules)
By kind permission of Charles and Dorothy Anderson
DRUMTOCHTY CASTLE GROUNDS
AUCHENBLAE, Nr. LAURENCEKIRK
SATURDAY, 27th JUNE, 2015
To be opened by Chieftains Jenny Thomson, Geena Easter and Alice Morgan
Chairman- John Singer
Secretary - Eleanor Fotheringham
Treasurer - Evelyn Coates
R. Aitken J. Nicoll J. Brown A. Sim
W. Boreland A. Fotheringham S Sim
A. Cruickshank A. Reid G. Nisbet D, Roberts
A. Colman R. Bird S. Walker K . O’Donnell
B. Melsom A. Gill J.Borland S.Sim S.Clark
PATRONS Robert J Milne, Roy Murray, Stephen Watson, J.A.Airth, Alistair Reid, T. McLeod, K . Morgan
COMMENTATOR Robbie Shepherd MBE
The Games Committee are delighted to welcome you all to our scenic Glen for the 39th Drumtochty Highland Games. It was in 1977 that the Queen’s Silver Jubilee local committee held the first games and it was so successful that a few enthusiasts decided to perpetuate the
Today five of the founders still serve - Jim Brown, Rob Aitken, John Nicoll, Alan Sim and Kenny Morgan and they are delighted that they have been joined by young enthusiastic members. The future of the Games is ensured.
The setting as ever is stunning and we are delighted that Charlie and Dotty Anderson continue to allow us to use this unsurpassable location. Although they now stay in Canada with their
Family, they keep in touch with the Games and give us staunch support from afar. Drumtochty Castle was built in 1882 and continues to thrive as a wedding venue bringing welcome revenue and visitors to the Glen.
It also provides support and extra use to the historic St Palladius
Chapel which has watched over the Glen since the 1880’s.
Today we welcome new sponsors and continue to enjoy the loyal support of our established sponsors. Membership of the Grampian Games brings us the backing of their generous sponsors, Glenfiddich, Williamson and Dunn, Trinity International, Walkers of Aberlour and
John Milne Auctioneers.
We cherish our membership of the Grampian Games and value the help that we get from the other members and extend a warm welcome to their visiting representatives today. Also to the representatives of the Scottish Highland Games Association which continues to represent our
interest at national level - never an easy task in the face of the ever increasing burden of health and safety laws, child protection rules, performance enhancing drugs etc.
Our Games always provides an opportunity for local clubs and charities to raise funds for their worthy causes and we wish them well. The teas served by the Auchenblae Village Association are always a huge attraction - so go early and avoid disappointment.
We welcome all the competitors in all the games disciplines and wish them success in their endeavours.
Highland games are now a global attraction and our games are an important part of Scotland’s tourist calendar and we extend a welcoming hand to all out overseas visitors.
Enjoy the 2015 Drumtochty Highland Games and Haste Ye Back.
Heavies:- Neil Fyvie, Aboyne. Gordon Forbes
Tug-o-War: Rob Taylor and Cammie Taylor, Westhills.
Dancing: Margaret Livingston, East Kilbride. Shelley Chalmers, Dundee
Piping: Jim Hamilton, Aberdeen & Duncan Watson, Aberdeen.
Dance Convenor: E Lindsay, Laurencekirk
Dance Piper: Mark Lumgair
LIST OF EVENTS
FINELLA HILL RACE - OPEN , LOCAL & VETERAN SECTIONS
(Starts 3 p.m.) - Sponsored by FETTERCAIRN FIOR
ENTRIES ON FIELD
OPEN LIGHT EVENTS - 90m, 400m, 800m, High Jump, Long Jump; Hop, Step and Leap.
(Men & Women).
YOUTHS LIGHT EVENTS (13 to 16 year old) - 90m, 400m, 800m,
High Jump and Long Jump; Hop, Step and Leap.
CHILDRENS RACES -
Boys - Under 6, 8, 10, 12 ; 12 to 14 years.
Girls - Under 6, 8, 10, 12 ; 12 to 14 years.
Sack Race - Under 10 ; 10 - 12 years ; under 16 years.
MARRIED LADIES' RACE SINGLE LADIES' RACE
OPEN TUG-O-WAR (Weight Limit)
OPEN HEAVIES -
Light Stone Heavy Stone
16lb. Scots Hammer 22lb. Scots Hammer
56lb. Weight for Height Tossing Caber
28lb. Weight for Distance - Carronhall Championship
QUALIFYING HEAVIES -
16lb. Hammer, 16lb. Shot Putt, 28lb. Weight for Distance,
Weight for Height, Caber
AULD SCOTTISH KILTED RACE
OVERSEAS VISITORS' RACE
Reg. No. AN6 SOBHD Rules
1. Highland Fling 6. Lilt
2. Sword Dance 7. Irish Jig
3. Sean Triubhas 8. Sailor's Hornpipe
4. 1/2 Tulloch 9. Pas-de-Basque
5. Flora 10. Pas-de-Basque & High Cuts
PRIMARY: Age groups to suit entry Events 1,2,9,10
BEGINNER & NOVICE: 8, 10, 12, 16 years and under E vents 1-6
INTE RMEDIATE : 10, 12, 15 years and under E vents 1-4,7,8
PREMIER: 11, 13, 15 and under & Adults E vents 1-4,7,8
SOLO PIPING COMPETITION
1. 14 & Under March / 14 & Under Strathspey & Reel
2. 18 & Under March
3. 18 & Under Strathspey & Reel
4. Open Strathspey & Reel
5. Open March
ENTRIES ON FIELD
LONACH, NEWTON HILL & HUNTLY
BAND CONVENOR - Ian Robb, Montrose
DRUM MAJOR DEMONSTRATION
MACE FLOURISHING COMPETITION
The Kitchen Design Company, Laurencekirk
Charles and Dorothy Anderson
Whyte and Mackay
Mr and Mrs Barry Holton
Murray Mitchell, Castleton
Auchenblae Parks Committee
William and Doreen Coutts, Lonach
George and Gladys Thomson, Lonach
WN Lindsay Stracathro
Lady Mary Forbes, Lonach
Wm Grant & Son, Glenfiddich
Trinity International Sevices Ltd
Walkers of Aberlour
John Milne, Fine Art Auctioneers
McIntosh Donald Ltd
Hays Shipping, Portlethen
Powerwasher Services Ltd, Laurencekirk
Old Post Office Tea room & Bistro, Auchenblae
Hugh Dennis, Laurencekirk
Castleton Farm Shop
Williamson and Dunn