On Friday 21st August, the Royal Highlander horse-drawn Coach will leave Braemar bound for Aberdeen. Departing from the Invercauld Arms - Braemar, a former coaching inn, it will commence on a 60 mile staged journey over 2 days to finish at Duthie Park, Aberdeen on the afternoon of Saturday 22nd August. Four teams of 4 horses will be used in relays on the journey. All proceeds will go to RSABI.
The route along Royal Deeside (A93) will follow the path taken by the Mail Coaches of the 1800s, passing through Crathie, Ballater, Aboyne, Banchory and onwards to Aberdeen.
Four Stages will be covered on the first day to Belwade WHW Centre, Aboyne, who will provide stabling for the Teams. A further 4 Stages are driven on the second day. Six outside seats are available for each Stage. Bookings are being taken through a postal bid with a minimum bid of £50 per seat. The auction closes on 25th July and seats will be allocated on a ‘highest bid, followed by a first come – first served’ basis.
Another 2 seats per Stage are subject to a raffle, which is organised by the RSABI. Raffle Tickets are available directly from the RSABI. Should a Stage be oversubscribed alternative seats will be offered, if available. You will find a Timetable and a Booking Form attached.
We look forward to seeing many of you, either on the Royal Highlander or as a foot follower.
For full details and booking form please visit Mary Culter Carriages.
Should you require any further information, please, do not hesitate to contact:
Ewan C MacInnes
Maryculter Carriage Driving Centre and Home Farm
Tel: 01224 732310