Maitland's Charlie Wilson best junior Drum Major at Aberdeen Highland Games

Maitland City Pipe Band's 11-year-old member Charlie Wilson won this year's best junior Drum Major Trophy at last weekend's Aberdeen Highland Games.

This particular competition is open to drum major's under the age of 16 years and Charlie was thrilled to take home the trophy.

Held every year on the first Saturday in July, the Aberdeen Highland Games have become, Aberdeen's most spectacular event, drawing thousands of people to the township every year to enjoy the festivities.

The Games begin with a spectacular parade of bands, clan representatives and others that leads into the Massed Band Salute and Chieftain's Address that officially opens the day. The event offers fun for all the whole family, including Highland and country dancing and music, Pipe Band displays, Strong man events with the Tartan Warriors, as well as tug-of-war, egg tosses, three-legged races, and the famed Kilted Dash.

A multitude of stalls offering all manner of Scottish heirlooms and souvenirs, clothing and garb, as well as a variety of food and drinks are also available. The Aberdeen Highland Games is followed by a traditional Ceilidh in the evening.

McMullen Shield

Traditional Piping & Drumming

1st Place

United Mine Workers Pipe Band - Kurri Kurri

SAHC Perpetual Trophy

Traditional Piping & Drumming

2nd Place

Moree Caledonian Pipe Band

Celtic Warrior Sword

Traditional Piping & Drumming

3rd Place

St Mary's Pipe Band Club

Aberdeen Highland Games Perpetual Trophy

Display Band

1st Place

Lithgow Highland Pipe Band

Aberdeen Highland Games Perpetual Trophy

Display Band

Runner up

Sydney Thistle Pipe Band

Best Drum Major of the Day - Senior

1st Place

Chloe Van De Velde

Manly Warringah Pipe Band

Best Drum Major of the Day - Junior

1st Place

Charlie Wilson

Maitland City Pipe Band

The Drum Majors Competition was conducted for the first time, at the same time of The Pipes & Drums Competition.

Photo supplied: Amanda Ray Images

Photo supplied: Amanda Ray Images