GALLERY: Aberdeen Highland Games

CLANS, crowds and contests were the order of the day at the Aberdeen Highland Games last Saturday.
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GALLERY: Aberdeen Highland Games IN SYNCH: The Scone RSL Pipes and Drums band members prepare to enter the grand parade at the Aberdeen Highland Games last Saturday.

READY TO MARCH: Shona McFarland with the Plains Pipes and Drums outfit from Gunnedah.

THE RIGHT NOTE: Tamworth’s pipe band enters the grand parade at Jefferson Park, Aberdeen.

VISITORS: Sydney Thistle joined the Aberdeen Highland Games celebrations at the weekend.

COLOURFUL: The Lithgow Highland Pipe Band made the trek to Aberdeen at the weekend.

MARCHING TO A DIFFERENT DRUM: The Hills District Pipe Band during Saturday’s grand parade.

THE GATHERING: Clan Farqharson Australia strides out at the 15th annual Aberdeen Highland Games.

MUSICAL HIT: The Armidale Pipe Band took part in the massed band salute last Saturday.

METICULOUS: The Royal Australian Navy at the 15th annual Aberdeen Highland Games.

LADY IN BLUE: Mary Hollingworth showed great interest in the grand parade at Jefferson Park.

FOLLOW ME: Drum Major Charles Cooke (second from left) leads the way during the massed band salute.

ALL RISE: A lone piper moved the crowd during the National Anthem at the Aberdeen Highland Games.

IMPRESSIVE: Some of the clans ready themselves for Saturday’s inspection.

AN HONOUR: Chieftain of the Day Greg MacLennan officially opens the 15th annual Aberdeen Highland Games.

RHYTHM’S GOING TO GET YOU: Three-year-old Lucy Turner, from Cobar, found her dancing shoes during the opening ceremony.

FANS YOUNG AND OLD: Matthew Whatman and daughter Layla enjoyed the proceedings on Saturday.

ON FIRE: Australia’s Federation Guard Precision Drill Team certainly captured the crowd’s interest at the weekend.

HIGHLY SKILFUL: Australia’s Federation Guard Precision Drill produced a perfect routine at Jefferson Park.

DIGNITARIES: From left, Upper Hunter Shire mayor Michael Johnsen, Upper Hunter MP George Souris, Aberdeen Highland Games president Barrie Lawn, Hunter MP Joel Fitzgibbon, Chieftain of the Day Greg MacLennan and Woody Udovenko.

PROUD MOMENT: Chieftain of the Day Greg MacLennan with wife Annelle and Woody Udovenko.

DRESSED FOR SUCCESS: Visitors Lillian Baber and Rachel Hattenfels soak up the atmosphere at the Aberdeen Highland Games.

SISTER ACT: Lithgow siblings Rachael and Melissa Besley at Jefferson Park, Aberdeen, last Saturday.

REGAL: Gunnedah’s Heather Welch and John Punch certainly looked the part at the weekend.

TARTAN TERRORS: City of Blacktown Pipe Band members Ewan and Bill Borthwick donned their kilts for the occasion.

ALL POWER: Muswellbrook’s Ben Hoffman (second from right) and his Maitland team mates who contested the Australian National Tug ‘o’ War Titles.

RUNNING FREE: Muswellbrook’s James Davison has his hands full with 15-month-old Clare and Hugh, two-and-a-half.

KING OF THE CLANS: Wallsend’s Luke Edwards strikes a pose at the Aberdeen Highland Games.

FULL OF PRAISE: Mark Lovett, of Moree, was impressed with the weekend activities.

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