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Scottish 6 Days 2017, Royal Deeside

30th July - 5th August 2017



Last edited: 31st Jul

The 21st Scottish 6-day event is being held in Royal Deeside between the 30th July and 5th August 2017.

This will be the 4th time the 6-Days has come to Deeside (1983, 1993, 2005) and the event will use some of our best areas with a variety of terrain, superb arenas and car parking and stunning views to the hills and mountains around Deeside.

Event Centre

Ballater Event CentreBallater Event Centre

The 2017 event will be based round an event centre in the Victoria and Albert Halls in Ballater with registration and socials all contained in the 4 hall complex.


There will be a large well appointed campsite (toilets, showers, recycling etc) within 400-500m of the event centre, shops and other facilities in the centre of Ballater.


Sun 30th Jul Day 1: Glen Tanar, Aboyne
Mon 31st Jul Day 2: Balfour Forest, Aboyne
Tue 1st Aug Day 3: Birsemore Hill, Aboyne
Wed 2nd Aug “Rest” day with a sprint race in Ballater and a TrailO event in Cambus O'May
Thu 3rd Aug Day 4: Creag Choinnich, Braemar
Fri 4th Aug Day 5: Glen Feardar, Braemar
Sat 5th Aug Day 6: Glen Feardar, Braemar

Dogs at the Event


See Dogs at the Event...



There will be training set up in several forests in Deeside for the days before the event.

Other Activities Available

With all races being within 30km of Ballater travel times along the A93 will be short and there will be plenty of time for post race activities – visiting some of the famous castles of Aberdeenshire (including Balmoral which is open on the 30/31st July), doing a distillery tour, exploring the Vat Burn at Muir of Dinnet, climbing famous local hills such as Morven or Lochnagar. Rock climbing in the Pass of Ballater involves little walking or else there are bigger crags on Lochnagar or further west in the main Cairngorm massif. Mountain biking is fantastic in Deeside with plenty of good forest tracks and also some more exciting downhill tracks for those craving adrenaline.

For those seeking more gentle recovery there are options for less strenuous activities – fishing, go kart driving or 4WD/quad bike tours. In addition there are plenty of good quality tea-shops in the area.

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