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Aberdeen Highland Games

Each year Hazlehead Park hosts the Aberdeen Highland Games on the third Sunday of June with an assortment of contests such as caber tossing, hammer throwing, Highland dancing, solo piping and tug of war. It usually attracts about 15,000 attendants.

Entertainment includes Pipe and Drum Bands, charity stalls, trade stands, food and drink tents and a fun fair.

There will also be a mini Highland Games just for primary school children. Eco City run stands for the children to teach them about recycling and being environmentally friendly.

Other stands will focus on energy efficiency, composting and fair trade goods for sale.

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Highland Games Hazlehead Park

The 2017 Highland Games Hazlehead Park events takes place on the 1 July.

The Games open at 10am and closes at 5pm and guest celebrities will be announced soon.

Previously this has included ChildLine founder and TV celebrity Esther Rantzen (That's Life!, Watchdog, Old Dog New Tricks, Excuse My French, Strictly Come Dancing), actor James Cosmo (Highlander, Rough Necks, Father Christmas in the film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Brown in Greyfriars Bobby) and Grampian TV (now STV) reporter and presenter Isla Traquair.

A family ticket is available as are adult tickets with discount prices for children and concessions entry.

Toilets and disabled toilets are available

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