Scotland‘s Royal Deeside is getting ready for another royal Gathering at Braemar on 4 September 2010. There have been Gatherings of one sort or another at Braemar since the days of King Malcolm Canmore, nine hundred years ago, the Gathering has been run by BRHS since 1832 and by BRHG Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary, since 2002.
During these gatherings much of large crowds have come each year to acclaim their Monarch as Chieftain of the Braemar Gathering. This year also there won’t be any exception. Queen Elizabeth will be the patron of the gathering. Vice-Patrons are The Duke of Fife, Capt. A. A. C. Farquharson of Invercauld and M.C.Capt. Mark Nicolson.
International athletes will take part in the heavy track events. Pipers and dancers will be of the usual high standard while teams from H.M. Forces will compete in the Inter-services Tug of War Championship and in the Services Medley Relay Race. Scottish Pipe Bands will appear at the forefront with the customary Massed Pipe Bands.
The Gathering, always held on the first Saturday in September, is world famous for its friendship and hospitality where large number of visitors are expected to share at the country’s Park beneath the encircling heather clad hills.