Our Chieftain

The present Chieftain of the Ballater Highland Games is Captain Alwyne A. C. Farquharson M.C. of Invercauld. Captain and Madam Farquharson personally attend the Games and take a deep interest in the success of this important event in the Royal Deeside calendar.

His appointment was duly confirmed at a Public Meeting of the Games held on 24th November 1948, and so 2020 will be his 72nd successive year as Chieftain! Captain Farquharson celebrated his 100th birthday in 2019 and so we duly recognised this tremendous achievement with our centenarian Chieftain at the 2019 Games!

Captain Farquharson is the 16th Chief of the Clan Farquharson and can trace his lineage back to Farquhar, 4th Son of Alexander Ciar (Shaw) Mackintosh of Rothiemurcus (1411 – 1492), his Aberdeenshire descendants calling themselves Farquharson.

The Clan Farquharson Society maintains a strong connection with our Games and holds its annual reunion during Games week at a hospitality marquee in the Games Park, where they welcome Clan members from all over the world.

Further information on the Clan Farquharson website is available from our links page.


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