So, let’s talk about what is happening near Blervie House in August. August as it happens is a wonderful month to see the real Scotland as you have both Aberlour Highland Games and Ballater Highland Games taking place. Two of my favourite Highland towns – make sure you visit them both and can you get to the Games of at least one of them?
And then there are the Agricultural Shows – we have The Black Isle Show taking place. See Highland Ponies in full stalking harness with appropriately dressed handlers, lovely solid Clydesdales next to the Shetlands and that is before you see the cattle and sheep. Scotland is truly proud of its Agricultural Heritage and the quality and expertise is on full display at these events. Want to know more – there are always friendly folk on hand to help you.
And as this is Scotland and Country Sports is always on the agenda regardless of whether you choose to participate or not. Like it or loathe it there is the Glorious 12th with the start of the Grouse season but more importantly Moy Game Fair takes place on the 2nd and 3rd. Game Fairs are such fun not least of all because the shopping is outstanding – if you want the best selection of Country Fashion and something special to take home this is the place to be. If you want to see rural Scotland and to see how the country at work you will find It here. Game Fairs are a wonderful place to see excited dogs competing at break neck speeds, try your hand at Clay Pigeon shooting, casting and just generally see something out of the ordinary.
Just looking at what else is on you might need to spend longer here – cyclists are participating in the Ride the North challenge, bikers from all over the world are enjoying Thunder in the Glens in Aviemore – the scenery so spectacular I almost wish I was a biker. Historians can enjoy the Fort George Festival. Woodworkers, artists or indeed any of us can admire the competitors at Carve Carrbridge as they produce an incredible work of art using a chainsaw! And for those of us that enjoy the arts why not enjoy an outdoor theatre evening at Logie Steading Outdoor Theatre – pack up your picnic and enjoy the scenery.
If none of these grabs you – don’t forget we still have our distilleries, beaches, castles, scenery, golf courses, Outlander sites etc!
So what activities bring you to Scotland in August?