News and Events

The donation from the Lonach Highland and Friendly Society means Connor has now raised just under half of his £6,500 target…….

6th August 2021

The historic Aberdeenshire gathering, which features the unique march of the Lonach Highlanders, considered amongst Scotland’s most iconic traditional summer spectacles, is the latest Highland Games to announce its cancellation due to the coronavirus pandemic…..

6th April 2021

Organisers of the annual Lonach Highland Gathering and Games have partnered with Aberdeen hospitality business The McGinty’s Group and Westhill-based Peace Coaches to provide a return travel package to this month’s event in Strathdon, Aberdeenshire.

9th Aug 2020

Following the cancellation of this year’s gathering due to the coronavirus pandemic, organisers wanted to support the rural shop and called on their help to create the hampers……

25th June 2020

Listen closely at any Highland Games and you will hear many languages. Such is the appeal of these traditional events they attract visitors from around the world. Among them are those from overseas who can trace their family roots back to Scotland.

21st May 2020

Organisers, the Lonach Highland and Friendly Society, took the decision to cancel this year’s event, due to have been held on Saturday, 22 August,

9th May 2020

Cyclists Wheel Into Strathdon And A Lonach Welcome

Hundreds of people cycling from Land’s End to John o’Groats pedalled into Strathdon….

16th September 2019

Strathdon Gearing Up To Welcome Cyclists

Days after welcoming thousands of visitors to the area for the annual Lonach Highland Gathering and Games, the Aberdeenshire community of Strathdon is gearing up to greet hundreds of cyclists.

11th September 2019

Local Youngsters Benefit Thanks To Lonach Gathering

Strathdon Primary School Parents Forum received a four-figure grant from the Lonach Highland and Friendly Society to help upgrade part of the school playground

4th September 2019

Lonach Highlanders marching through Bellabeg, Aberdeenshire to the 178th Lonach Highland Gathering and Games

26th August 2019

Lonach Hall set for the 2019 Lonach Highland Ball

23rd August 2019

Strathdon Set To Welcome Thousands For Lonach Spectacle

Lonach Pipe Band lead the Lonach Highlands through Bellabeg

22nd August 2019

Elaine Wyllie (back centre) and Jennifer Stewart….

15th August 2019

Through the Generations

Three generations of a Lonach family marched together at Ballater Games yesterday. George Gordon who carries one of the Lonach Standards, his son Charles who is at the front of the Lonach March with a Lochaber Axe and his family – Alanah, Lucy and Cameron – who are all members of the Lonach Pipe Band. We look forward to seeing them all at Lonach on the 24th August 2019.

9th August 2019

40 Year Celebration

6th August 2019

All Highland Games rely on good staff on the day. In 2018 Alison Webster celebrated 40 years working in the Lonach Secretary’s office every Games Day! She’ll be back this year again for her 41st! Alison collates all the results at the end of the day, no easy task sometimes! Well done Alison, and we hope you managed to use the holiday voucher that you received as a small token of our appreciation. Ho Ho Lonach

Alex Buchan (Buster)

It is with great sadness that we announced the passing of Alex Buchan (Buster), a good friend and loyal Honorary Member of the Lonach Highland & Friendly Society. Alex took part in the March of the Lonach Highlanders for many years and was a great supporter of all things Lonach. Alex died yesterday after a short illness at ARI. RIP Buster.

30th July 2019

Willie Gray

Willie Gray, Honorary Member of the Lonach Society, Poet and Lonach Horseman, RIP 28-6-19.

28th June 2019

Lonach Ball 2018

Lonach Ball Celebrates Success Of Annual Games

9th October 2018

An historic Strathdon venue was recently the setting for an event that celebrated the success of this year’s Lonach Highland Gathering and Games.

Lonach Hall set for the 2018 Lonach Highland Ball_LR