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MORE HISTORICAL RESEARCH By ALASDAIR MacDONALD

RSHGA Alasdair MacDonald   The Aberdeen Daily Journal(Aberdeen Press and Journal) Wednesday 10th September, 1919, p3. SPORTS SEASON REVIEWED. SOME PAST AND PRESENT ATHLETES. NOTES AND SUG...

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From Highland Games to Olympic Games

FROM HIGHLAND GAMES TO OLYMPIC GAMES writes Shane Fenton At the recent General Council meeting of the RSHGA the medal winning performances at this summers Tokyo Olympic Games of athletes Laura Muir, Josh Kerr and Owen Miller along with cyclist Katie Archibald was brough...

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ADAM CRAWFORD

Adam Crawford – We are sad to report that after a period of 60 years involved with Highland Games Adam has decided to retire from the majority of his commitments with Highland Games. Due to continuing poor health Adam has decided the time is right to cut back and have more time with...

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RICKY DUNBAR

More sad news this time from the other side of the world, Ricky Dunbar who graced many tracks in the Borders and Highland Games passed away earlier today. Ricky was an outstanding sprinter who competed in the 60's and 70's before emigrating to Australia. Ricky won the New Year sprint in 1...

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JOHN WANDS

JOHN WANDS - Very sad news to hear that John has passed away, John was involved with Highland Games for over 50 years. Initially as a runner on the circuit and later as a commentator at many Highland Games and RSHGA awards nights. John must have coached hundreds of runners over the years and alwa...

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100 YEARS AGO - REPORT ON HIGHLAND GAMES

Some research by Alasdair MacDonald (RSHGA General Council member) has uncovered a series of interesting Highland Games reports from 100 years ago today The Aberdeen Daily Journal (Aberdeen Press and Journal) Wednesday 7th September, 1921, p2. N...

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TRACK AND FIELD RESULTS FROM OBAN H.G. 26TH AUGUST 2021

Argyllshire Gathering    ...

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OBAN H.G. REPORT ON THE 150th GAMES

The 150th Oban Games Gerald Wiley reports from Mossfield Stadium It may have been almost two years since any of us saw a full Highland Games anywhere in the country, but you would not have known it if you had been among the thousands who had made their way to the Mossfield Sta...

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ROYAL SCOTTISH HIGHLAND GAMES ASSOCIATION

The governing body for Highland games – the Scottish Highland Games Association – is now the Royal Scottish Highland Games Association, following agreement to the name change by Her Majesty the Queen. “We’re absolutely delighted with this change” said RSHGA...

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A SPECIAL HIGHLAND GAMES IN GRAMPIAN

A Special Highland Games in Grampian With 850 Tickets available! ‘The Grampian Highland Games Gathering’ PARTICIPATION IN THE EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY In a second year, where dozens of h...

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POWDERHALL RECREATION GROUNDS

Intersting bit of research by Alasdair MacDonald on Powderhall Stadium in 1869, two days before the inaugural Sprint meeting. Click below for article POWDERHALL RECREATION GROUNDS.

First NYS Results from 1870

First NYS Results from 1870, click below /cms/upload/file/Powderhall%20%231%201870%281%29.pdf

War, weather or pandemic can't halt historic New Year Sprint.

WAR, WEATHER......or PANDEMIC CAN'T HALT HISTORIC SPRINT writes Shane Fenton It maybe six months on from it's original scheduled date, however, when the 152nd running of the famous New Year 'Powderhall' Sprint takes place this Sunday it will be m...

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Perth HG[2021]Cancelled

PERTH HIGHLAND GAMES [2021[###CANCELLED### Following a meeting of the Perth Highland Games committee last night, it was decided by majority to cancel this year's games scheduled for 29 August. We have held out for as long as possible in order to deter...

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Aberfeldy HG[2021]Cancelled

ABERFELDY GAMES & SHOW [2021]###CANCELLED### It is with great sadness that we have to announce that at a meeting earlier this evening, the decision was taken not to proceed with arrangements for Aberfeldy Show and Games on 13 & 14 August 2021. The committee felt that...

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SHGA Newsletter - June 2021

Click here to read the latest SHGA Newsletter

Thornton HG [2021]Cancelled

THORNTON HIGHLAND GATHERING[2021] CANCELLED Owing to the Covid restrictions the 2021 Thornton Highland Gathering is cancelled.

Smile Amazon - Raising Funds for Highland and Border Games

Here's a message from the Scottish Games Trust. HIGHLAND and BORDER GAMES OFFICIALS, COMPETITORS & SUPPORTERS - PLEASE SHARE Support us by always starting your shopping at https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/SC050...

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Bearsden HG[2021]Cancelled

BEARSDEN & MILNGAVIE HIGHLAND GAMES [2021]###CANCELLED### It is with regret that we have decided at Highland Games HQ to cancel our popular annual event on 12th June. Following recent guidance from the Scottish Parliament it has become clear that plannin...

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Updated list of cancellations as of 30th June

CONFIRMED 2021 CANCELLATIONS AS OF 30th  June Keep checking back as others are expected to follow in the coming days and weeks. MAY 9th - Gourock MAY 16th - Gordon Castle MAY 29th - Blackford MAY 30th - Carmu...

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Glenurquhart HG[2021]Cancelled

GLENURQUHART HIGHLAND GATHERING[2021]###CANCELLED### It is with deep regret, that due to COVID-19, the Committee of Glenurquhart Highland Gathering and Games announce the cancellation of this year’s event which was due to be held on Saturday 28th August 2021. ...

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Crieff HG[2021]Cancelled

CRIEFF HIGHLAND GATHERING [2021] ###CANCELLED### It is with a heavy heart and huge sense of disappointment that the Board of Directors of Crieff Highland Gathering have taken the decision for a second year not to hold this year’s Music Fest or Highland Games due to t...

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Halkirk HG[2021]Cancelled

Halkirk Highland Games 2021 - Cancelled It is with much regret that we have to cancel for the second year running. We had hoped with the vaccine rollout that things may have been a bit more positive. The Committee feels that the safety of everyone involved w...

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Pitlochry HG[2021]Cancelled

Pitlochry Highland Games 2021 - Cancelled It is deeply disappointing to have to cancel for the second year running, as we had hoped that with the success of the vaccine rollout across the UK and greatly reduced infection rates that we would have a better chance of ...

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Inverkeithing HG[2-21]Cancelled

I am sad to report, that following a committee meeting we have reluctantly agreed to cancel this year’s Inverkeithing Highland Games, which were scheduled to take place on Saturday 7 th August. The committee considered many potential options, but all would incur significant costs ...

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Bridge of Allan HG [2021]Cancelled

Bridge of Allan Highland Games 2021 - Cancelled. With the continued concerns of the pandemic, the known and unknown restrictions and the actions required to comply with the latest rules and regulations, the Directors of Bridge of Allan Highland Games have regrettab...

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Mey Highland Games[2021]Cancelled

MEY HIGHLAND GAMES [2021]###CANCELLED### Unfortunately, The Mey Games is to be postponed this year due to the ongoing uncertainty over the Covid-19 situation, the trustees of the games have announced

Ballater HG[2021]Cancelled

BALLATER HG [2021]###CANCELLED### With a heavy heart, the Ballater Highland Games Committee has decided once again to cancel this years Ballater Highland Games. Although things are starting to look a lot more normal, it is still very unclear what restrictions and gu...

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Stirling HG[2021]Cancelled

Stirling Highland Games Cancelled for 2nd Year.  Matt McGrandles the Stirling Highland Games President advises, “It has been another frustrating year for the committee. We really wanted the gathering to happen but in the interests of safety and to protec...

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World Pipe Band Championship[2021]Cancelled

2021 World Pipe Band Championships Cancelled The World Pipe Band Championships 2021, due to take place at Glasgow Green in August has been cancelled. The event, which would normally attract around 200 bands from around the world to compete, is expected to return to...

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Newtonmore HG[2021]Cancelled

NEWTONMORE HIGHLAND GAMES [2021]Cancelled Due to the ongoing uncertainty over Covid, the Games Committee have taken the decision to cancel the 2021 Newtonmore Highland Games The 2022 Games will be Held on Saturday 6th August 2022

Confirmed cancellations as of 2nd May

CONFIRMED 2021 CANCELLATIONS AS OF 2nd May Keep checking back as others are expected to follow in the coming days and weeks. MAY 9th - Gourock MAY 16th - Gordon Castle MAY 29th - Blackford MAY 30th - Carmunnock MAY 30th ...

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Braemar HG[2021]Cancelled

  Braemar Gathering and Highland Games   ###CANCELLED### · In the face of continued concerns over the Covid-19 pandemic, Braemar Royal Highland Charity and the organising committee of the Braemar Gathering have taken the difficult dec...

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Aberlour StrathspeyHG[2021]Cancelled

 ABERLOUR STRATHSPEY HIGHLAND GAMES [2021]Cancelled We are devastated (as we are sure you too will be) to confirm that the Aberlour Strathspey Highland Games will not run this year. Whilst we understand this will disappoint many and maybe even surprise ...

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HRH THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH

It is with much sadness that the SHGA marks the passing of HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, a long term friend of Highland games.  He will be greatly missed.

St Andrews HG[2021]Cancelled

St Andrews Highland Games 2021 – Cancelled We are sad to report, that following a committee meeting we have reluctantly agreed to cancel this year’s St Andrews Highland Games which were scheduled to take place on Sunday 25th July. With so many un...

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Gordon Castle HG[2021]Cancelled

Gordon Castle Estate   HIGHLAND GAMES ANNOUNCEMENT It is with very heavy hearts that Gordon Castle Estate must announce that our 2021 Highland Games and Country Fair - which was due to take place on Sunday 16th May 2021 - has been postponed, a new date will be co...

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Strathpeffer HG[2021]Cancelled

Strathpeffer Highland Gathering 2021 ##Cancelled### · Sadly and with regret we have to announce that the Strathpeffer Highland Gathering is not going to go ahead in 2021, the fact that we rely quite heavily on travel for attendees to come and enjoy our gather...

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Lonach Gathering & HG[2021]Cancelled

LONACH GATHERING & GAMES [2021]###CANCELLED### A meeting was held last night with our Patron and the Lonach Society Management Committee and the decision was made to cancel this year's Lonach Highland Gathering & Games which was due to be held on Saturday 28th ...

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Updated list of cancellations as of 13th April

CONFIRMED 2021 CANCELLATIONS AS OF 13th April Keep checking back as others are expected to follow in the coming days and weeks. MAY 9th - Gourock MAY 16th - Gordon Castle MAY 29th - Blackford MAY 30th - Carmunnock...

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Lochearnhead HG[2021]Cancelled

Dear All. It is with a great sadness that after a meeting of the trustees of the Highland Games yesterday evening, the decision has been taken to cancel this year’s event at Lochearnhead on the 24th July. The event is first and foremost a gathering of friends and famil...

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Luss HG [2021]Cancelled

LussHighland Games[2021] Cancelled. The Luss Highland Games cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.

Aboyne HG [2021]Cancelled

Aboyne Highland Games 2021 ###CANCELLED###   At a recent meeting of the Directors of Aboyne Highland Games, we have once again taken the tough decision to cancel this year’s event on Saturday 7th August, due to the continuing Coronavirus Pandemic. ...

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Alva Games[2021]Cancelled

The Committee of the Famous Alva Games met by Zoom on Sunday 28th March to decide if the 164th Games, re-arranged from last year, could be held on Saturday 10th July. Sadly, for the second time in two years, the decision has been taken to cancel the Games. There was a full and frank dis...

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Gourock HG[2021]Cancelled

GOUROCK Highland Games, due to be held in May, have been called off for the second year in a row because of pandemic restrictions.

Airth HG[2021] Cancelled

Cancellation of Airth Highland Games 2021 It is with considerable disappointment that the committee of Airth Highland Games are announcing that the Games of 2021, due to take place in July, are now cancelled. We've been closely monitoring government guid...

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Crowds at Games

  CROWDS AT GAMES writes Shane Fenton   Apart from the small bands of priceless volunteers in each town and village who give up their precious time to mainain the survival of these ancient traditions it is the crowds who are the lifeblood of Hig...

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Carmunock HG[2021]Cancelled

CARMUNNOCK HIGHL;AND GAMES[2021] ###CANCELLED### Qwing to the uncertainty of the Covid restrictions

Dornoch HG[2021]Cancelled

DORNOCH HIGHLAND GATHERING 2021 ###CANCELLED### Owing to the uncerainty of the Covid restrictions  

Helmsdale HG[2021]Cancelled

Helmsdale Highland Games 2021 - Cancelled We have taken the sad decision to cancel Helmsdale Games for 2021. This is not a decision we have taken lightly but for the safety of our Community we feel we have no other option GAMES DAY 2022 will be 20th August 2

Mull HG[2021] Cancelled

MULL HG [2021]Cancelled It is with much regret that the Mull Highland Games Committee have decided to cancel the 2021 Games. The Committee are working on a possible small local event on the day but it will very much be dictated by the safety of all concerned....

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Durness HG[2021]Cancelled

Durness Highland Gathering[2021]###CANCELLED###   · Regrettably the Durness Highland Gathering Association must announce the cancellation of the 2021 Durness Highland Gathering due to the ongoing prevelance of the Covid 19 pandemic. We have every ...

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Killin HG [2021]Cancelled

KILLIN HIGHLAND GAMES [2021] ###CANCELLED### Due to the ongoing uncertainty of the Covid pandemic the 2021 Killin Games have been cancelled.

Burntisland HG[2021]Cancelled

BURNTISLAND HG 2021 ###CANCELLED### Owing to the ongoing uncertainty of the Covid situation there will be no Burntisland Games in 2021.

Ceres HG [2021] Cancelled

Ceres Highland Games [2021] CANCELLED   · After further consideration of the latest Covid developments we unfortunately have concluded that the 2021 Ceres Highland Games will not go ahead this year. We have considered many potential options but all would...

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Tain HG[2021]Cancelled

** IMPORTANT MESSAGE** We didn’t think we’d have to do this again this year but It is with much regret that the Committee wish to announce the cancellation of this year’s Tain Highland Gathering, which was due to take place on SATURDAY 10th JULY 2021. We kn...

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Markinch HG[2021]Cancelled

MARKINCH HIGHLAND GAMES 2021 ###Cancelled### Following a meeting of the Markinch Highland Games committee we have unanimously agreed that the 2021 Markinch Highland Games which were due to take place on Sunday 6th June in the John Dixon Park be cancelled. ...

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HIGHLAND GAMES CANCELLATIONS TO DATE - 6th MARCH 2021

Below is a list of Highland Games that have confirmed they have cancelled their event for 2021. A few others are waiting to see how things develop and may consider rescheduling in September if circumstances allow.

North Berwick HG[2021] Cancelled]

North Berwick Highland Games will not take place this year again on the 7th August 2021 due to the Corona Virus pandemic. We have regrettably had to take this decision in keeping with many others at this time due to the practicalities and uncertainties that we face....

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Helensburgh & Lomond HG[2021]Cancelled

The organisers  have made the decision to cancel the Games for 2021.

Blackford HG [2021] Cancelled

Blackford Highland Games[2021]Cancelled  · It is with regret that we have taken the decision to cancel the 2021 Blackford Highland Games. We take this opportunity to thank all our sponsors, competitors, volunteers and you the general public for your cont...

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Dufftown HG[2021]Cancelled

A message from the Committee DUFFTOWN HIGHLAND GAMES 2021 CANCELLED It is with great disappointment following much discussion and due consideration to the continuing Covid-19 situation the Committee has taken the decision to cancel the 2021 Dufftown Highland...

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UK Pipe Band Ch [2021] Cancelled

UK Championships - CANCELLED for 2021 In response to the current Coronavirus outbreak (CoVid-19), we have made the decision to cancel the 2021 United Kingdom Pipe Band Championships in Lurgan originally scheduled for Saturday 12 June. Our decision is based o...

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British Pipe Band Ch[2021] Cancelled

The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association - RSPBA   · British Championships - CANCELLED for 2021 In line with national guidance from the Scottish Government, and after discussions with Renfrewshire Council, we have agreed to cancel...

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Inveraray HG [2021]Cancelled

Inveraray Highland Games - Cancelled 2021 The committee have decided that sadly in the current circumstances to cancel their event this year.  

Strathmore HG [2021]Cancelled

It is with much disappointment that the Strathmore Highland Games Committee has taken the decision to cancel this year’s Strathmore Highland Games that were due to take place on 13th June 2021 at Glamis Castle. This is a decision that was not taken lightly. We truly h...

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Rosneath & Clynder HG[2021]Cancelled

Rosneath Highland Gathering - Cancelled 2021. Due to the current circumstances and continuing uncertainty of COVID 19 this year it is with much regret that we have decided to cancel RHPG on 18th July 2021.  

Isle of Skye HG [2021] Cancelled

Sadly and with much regret, we must announce that, after careful consideration, the decision has been taken that this year's Isle of Skye Highland Games WILL NOT take place. This is due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and social distancing regulations. Although thin...

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Drumtochty HG [2021] Cancelled

2021 DRUMTOCHTY HIGHLAND GAMES CANCELLED UNFORTUNATELY THE COMMITTEE HAVE HAD TO MAKE THE DECISION TO CANCEL THIS YEARS GAMES. Due to current covid restrictions and not knowing what restrictions will be in place by June we had no option.

Old Meldrum HG [2021]Cancelled.

******BAD NEWS ALERT****** Well folks in these unbelievable times the committee have come to the decision to cancel the Sports again for this year. While it wasn’t a decision we wanted to make, it was the only responsible decision we could make. ...

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Kenmore HG[2021]Cancelled

Kenmore Highland Games - Cancelled 2021 We had our AGM last night and as we are one of the early games we made the decision not to have Games this year.  

Stonehaven HG[2021] Cancelled

STONEHAVEN HIGHLAND GAMES[2021]Cancelled It is with much disappointment that we have taken the decision to cancel the 2021 Stonehaven Highland Games. We will be back bigger and better in 2022. Take care and stay safe!  

Lochcarron HG ]2021]Cancelled

Lochcarron Highland Games for 2021 is Cancelled  It will come as no surprise that we have cancelled the 2021 games, but we remain optimistic that we will return in 2022. This is the second year we have had to cancel, as we can’t anticipate what regulations or...

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Tomintoul HG [2021 Cancelled]

179th TOMINTOUL HIGHLAND GAMES – 17th July 2021 - Cancelled Following our recent Committee Meeting and after much soul searching it is with deep regret that I have to advise that we will not hold our Games in July 2021. This action has been prompted by...

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Cupar HG [2021] Cancelled.

CANCELLATION OF CUPAR HIGHLAND GAMES 2021- It is with considerable regret that the Committee of Cupar Highland Games wishes to announce that the Games of 2021, due to take place in June, are now cancelled. The decision has been taken in light of the current ...

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Craig Hardie - Thanks for the memories

CRAIG HARDIE - THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES For a decade the name of Craig Hardie, Dalgety Bay was a name that appeared with repetitive frequency among the grass track Highland Games cycling results. From the mid-noughties up until 2015 Craig won races over all dis...

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BRIGADOON H.G. WILL LOOK TO GO AHEAD AS PLANNED IN APRIL 2021

Read article here https://www.southernhighlandnews.com.au/story/7091145/brigadoon-set-to-go-ahead-as-planned/

OBITUARY HUGH FRASER - ABERLOUR HIGHLAND GAMES

Obituary: Aberlour mourns stalwart who dedicated himself to community for 30 years https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/moray/2801875/hugh-fraser-obituary/