News and Events
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
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
Strathdon Set To Welcome Thousands For Lonach Spectacle
Lonach Pipe Band lead the Lonach Highlands through Bellabeg
22nd 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, Honorary Member of the Lonach Society, Poet and Lonach Horseman, RIP 28-6-19.
28th June 2019