‘Tossing the Caber’ Too Easy

‘Tossing the Caber’ Too Easy

Organisers at this years Pitlochry Highland Games were forced to replace the caber with a heavier pole when complaints were received after last years event. Traditionally only top heavyweight athletes competing in Highland games have the strength and technique to manage to toss a caber. However almost every single burly competitor at last years event […]

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Your Guide to Grandfather Mountain 2013

Your Guide to Grandfather Mountain 2013

With only one week to go until the beginning of the largest Highland Games held outside of Scotland, this years gathering at Grandfather Mountain is shaping up to be one of the biggest. The games are held in the North Carolinian high country over four days attracting more than 50,000 punters, and coincide with the […]

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Kilts On and No Swearing – New Highland Games Rules Announced

Kilts On and No Swearing – New Highland Games Rules Announced

The Scottish Highland Games Association has for the first time published a universal Code of Conduct to be used by competitors and judges. The 15-page document aims to impose identical rules at more than 60 Highland games across Scotland, endeavouring to do away with an alternative form of events and disciplines. One rule strictly forbids […]

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