Thunder In The Glens is an annual meeting for Harley Davidson owners which takes place in August at Aviemore in the Scottish Highlands and is an event I always like to visit with the camera when I am in Scotland, it’s a great hunting ground for the candid image.
For the weekend of the meeting the main street comes alive with the sound of the low, rumbling throb of Hog engines. In the run up to the weekend the routes up to Aviemore, especially the A9, the main trunk route north through the centre of the Highlands is a constant procession of bikes with the numberplates of all nations.
The town takes the bikers and their bikes to it’s heart, quite apart from the boost to the local economy it brings a hearty dose of fun along with it. A stage on the main street is host to live music
throughout the day. A temporary ‘Hog’ village springs up with the attendant spares, accessory, and leathers stalls.
The big even of the weekend is the parade of bikes which runs from Aviemore to the town of Granton on Spey and back again, about a 34 mile round trip, with up to 500 bikes taking part. I recommend it as an event not to miss if you are in Scotland when it’s taking place.