The Lonach Gathering commences with The Lonach March; which starts early in the morning; before The Highland Games. Lonach March features the men of Lonach in full highland dress and with banners flying. Clansmen carry pikes, and call in for a dram of whisky at various patrons during the march. The procession is followed by a horse and cart. The gathering is held in the village of Bellabeg, Strathdon on the A944. Arrive early to avoid traffic congestion.