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15th May 2017

Gordon Castle Highland Games & Country Fair

The Gordon Castle Highland Games and Country Fair takes place at the end of this month in Fochabers. From the 20th to the 21st of May, join the people of Speyside and Moray to celebrate their Highland Games and Country Fair!

Would you like to experience some Scottish tradition, agriculture and music? Visiting Gordon Castle Highland Games is the perfect way to spend your weekend! If you are walking the Speyside Way, you are in prime location to stop by the event.

What’s going on?

kilted men

There are so many different activities to watch and take part in!

On Saturday the 20th, the Country Fair will take place! This is the first time that Gordon Castle has extended the event, spreading it across 2 days. On Saturday the fair will focus on traditional dress, music and agriculture from pre-war (1900-1940s) Scotland. With a range of animal events and a completely new vintage village, the Saturday event will be raising money for Alzheimer Scotland.

On Sunday, the traditional Highland Games take place. Featuring highland dancing, pipers, a 3km run etc. After a bit of Scottish fun? After you walk the Speyside Way you will need a break! An ideal way to wind down in an idyllic countryside setting.

Where?

speyside way sign

You can easily reach Gordon Castle!

Gordon Castle is located in Fochabers, which is on the main Moray coastal route. The event is easily reachable by car, only a 9-mile drive from Elgin and 12 miles west of Keith, both of which have train stations! If you are walking the Speyside Way, it will be easy to reach the event from the route by local bus service or taxi!

With EasyWays, you can easily incorporate a visit to the Highland Games into the Speyside Way. We will take care of all the stresses like baggage transfer and accommodation. Ensuring that you have the best experience of the Scottish Highlands possible!

“We had a great time up on the Moray Coast. It is a really beautiful area with so much wild life. The accommodation you planned for us was perfect. A big thank you for a truly memorable five days.”

Margaret & Ann (Denny, UK) August 2015

Don’t miss out!

man holding bagpipes

Experience some new pipe band music

Highland Military Tattoo – A taster performance from the Highland Military Tattoo is going to take place on the first day of the event. The main Highland Military Tattoo event takes place in September, but for The Gordon Castle Highland Games there will be a preview from RAF Lossiemouth, to enjoy!

Children’s Activities – The Gordon Castle Highland Games is perfect for a family day out. Children can take part in things like laser tag and racing!

Gordon Castle Bar – Don’t miss out on the range of food and drink on offer! The games’ fresh food options include everything from pizza to street food. Also, the Gordon Castle bar will be open serving Gordon Castle’s own gin, cider and ale.

Surrounding Area

Urquhart Castle Loch Ness

Visit the surrounding area! Urquhart Castle is located on Loch Ness.

Being on the Speyside Way route, the River Spey is located very near Fochabers. Planning to attend the Gordon Castle Highland Games and Country Fair? Then why not explore the Moray area more! Close to Inverness, Fochabers is a lovely place to base yourself to delve deeper into the Scottish Highlands. Why not visit Urquhart Castle? Also, the smaller towns of Elgin and Keith are on the Speyside Malt Whisky Trail. Another way of discovering more about Scotland, through drink!

If you like the sound of the Speyside and Moray area, including the Gordon Castle Highland Games and Speyside Way, contact us!

Andrew Fernie and Easyways have been providing excellent expert advice and services since 1996 to walkers who want to explore more of the wonderful scenery and history throughout Scotland and Europe.

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