Highland Gathering & Games


Saturday 22nd August 2015. "Always the 4th Saturday in August". The Lonach Highland and Friendly Society was founded in 1823 by Sir Charles Forbes, 1st Baronet of Newe and Edinglassie (1773-1849). Membership is drawn from the inhabitants of Strathdon, who continue to fulfil the society’s original mission of preserving Highland dress and “supporting loyal, peaceful, and manly conduct; and the promotion of social and benevolent feelings among the inhabitants of the district.”

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Latest News

14.05.2015 174th Lonach Gathering to pay tribute to 1715 rebellion.

One of Aberdeenshire’s oldest and most popular Highland gatherings is returning for its 174th year.

This summer’s Lonach Gathering and Games, at Bellabeg near Strathdon, will mark the 300th anniversary of the 1715 Jacobite rebellion.

04.05.2015 New Website.
Our new website is finally online. We are still making changes though, so not all links will work just yet, sorry.

04.05.2015 Order tickets online.
You can now order your tickets online and use PayPal Buy now and beat the queues!

02.05.2015 We're getting ready.
Ho Ho Lonach! We'll be here will you? The 174th Annual Lonach Highland Gathering & Games.


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Ticket Prices

  •   Adults - £8
  •   Children (5 - 15) - £4
  •   Children (Under 4) - Free
  •   Adult Ringside Seats - £11 
  •   All children Ringside Seats - £7
  •   Covered Seating available.
  •   For all options click below!

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The Lonach Gathering & Games is held in the village of Bellabeg, Strathdon.



View all the past and present trophy winners, we will try and put you all up.



Tug of War, Hill run, Heavy Events, Highland Dancing Displays, Fairground, come and visit!



Tickets can be purchased on the day or in advance via PayPal, please click below for more information.