News 2019-06-29T15:01:58+00:00

Historic Medal Awarded At North East Highland Games

An historic medal has made its way back to the village of Cornhill, 136 years after it was first awarded as part of the Cornhill Athletic Sports gathering in 1888. The silver medal, inscribed with ‘Cornhill Games 1888’, was for sale recently on an online auction site and was gathering quite an interest. Members of Ballater based StrathDee tug of war team found the medal online and decided to try to purchase it with the intention of donating it to the Cornhill Highland Games committee. Scott Fraser, a

Preparations Underway for 2024 Highland Games In Cornhill

Cornhill Highland Games takes place on Saturday 1 June 2024 in Cornhill by Banff. The event kicks off from 10am with Highland Dancing competitions, followed by a variety of heavy and light traditional Highland Games events from 11am, including the popular toss the caber and throwing the hammer contests. Now in its 52nd year, the Knock Hill Race which challenges competitors across an 8.5 mile road and hill route starts at 11am, with the same start time for the 10k road race too.  Prize money available for top

Banffshire Burns Supper 2022 – Cancelled

Update - With regret due to current high levels of Covid and ongoing restrictions, this event has been cancelled. The Cornhill Highland Games committee has partnered with Banff Rugby Club to launch the inaugural Banffshire Burns Supper. The event will take place on Saturday 29th January 2022 at Banff Bowling Club.  Doors open 6.30pm for 7.00pm start. Euan McIlwraith will give the Immortal Memory, followed by dancing to Ceilidh Mor. Over 16s are welcome to attend.  Tickets £20 each, includes a 2 course meal, tea/coffee & toast dram.

Cornhill Highland Games 2021 Cancelled

Cornhill Highland Games, which was planned to take place on Saturday 5 June in Cornhill by Banff, has been cancelled. The volunteer committee made the unanimous decision in respect of ongoing restrictions due to Covid-19. Cornhill Highland Games Chairman, James Gregg, said: “It is with much disappointment that we have taken the decision to cancel the 2021 Cornhill Highland Games.  Despite the positive advances being made with vaccinations, there remains a great deal of uncertainty and unknowns in the months ahead and it was therefore deemed unfeasible to

Cornhill Highland Games 2020 Cancelled Following Covid-19 Outbreak

Organisers of the Cornhill Highland Games have confirmed that the 2020 event has been cancelled due to restrictions following the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. The event was due to take place on Saturday 6 June in Cornhill, Aberdeenshire, with plans already at an advanced stage. However, the volunteer committee made the decision in line with the Scottish and UK Governments policy and guidance on large scale gatherings and mindful of the uncertainty which lies ahead in the coming months. Marketing & PR Coordinator, Vivien Rae, said: “It is with

Cornhill Highland Games 2019 Hailed A Success

Organisers of the 2019 Cornhill Games have hailed the event a resounding success. The weather was fair on the day, given the torrential rain which had ensured the day prior, bringing the crowd out in droves.  A strong number of competitors showed up to take part in the light events, heavy events, races and Highland Dancing competitions held throughout the day. Caterers, stall holders and activity providers enjoyed a busy day as the provided for the visitors. Results from all competitions held can be found here. The date