Charles Cooke - President

Welcome from the President

The Games of 2019 are nearly upon us and what an event they promise to be. On this occasion we will be celebrating 20 years of the Aberdeen Highland Games. When organising the inaugural Games in 2000 I don’t believe any of us contemplated the 20 year celebration but here we are! It is a pleasure to announce that our Honoured Guest for 2019 is Nicola O’Driscoll.

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Nicola O’Driscoll

Chief of the Day – Nicola O’Driscoll

Nicola grew up at Kayuga, a property west of Aberdeen and has a strong bond with this area. She was educated in Sydney and Armidale and then became a Chartered Accountant while working in Sydney. Upon returning to the Upper Hunter in 1996 to work at Coolmore Stud, a position she left when she married her husband Tony O’Driscoll.

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Aberdeen Cup

Sunday was a fantastic day at Muswellbrook Race Club for Aberdeen Cup. Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Highland Games we had a touch of the new Upper Hunter Tartan. KULNURA won race 4 VINERY STUD B66 HCP 1500M for David Atkins with Samantha Clenton riding in the new Tartan jockey Silks. The Tartan was…

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Cutting of the Tartan from the Loom

Cutting of the Tartan from the Loom

On Saturday 12th January, 2019 a special event took place at the Crofters Weaving Mill, Spring Ridge on the Liverpool Plains. This was a most significant event where those present were able to see the newly registered Upper Hunter Tartan (#12320) cut from the loom. These items will, in due course, be framed and presented…

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