2016 will see Culter celebrating a remarkable landmark in the history of the village.
In 1866, the Peterculter Farm Servants' Society held the first "Culter Highland Games and Ploughman's Picnic" on the Glebe at St. Peter's Church. The report for 10th August 1867 suggests that around 250 people attended on a fine day for competition. One early competitor was Donald Dinnie who won a medal at the Culter Games in 1869. By 1889, the number of spectators had risen to around 5000 and the introduction of a Ladies Race was "a source of amusement".
The accounts of the Games run through to the 1930s, where there seems to be a break until after WW2 when the celebrations recommenced as Sports Days run by Culter Football Club. Do you haver any photographs or recollections of Culter's Galas?
Gala Day will be held on the School Playing Fields on Saturday 30th May 2016.