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So...You Want to Be a Highland Games Athlete?

Go big or go home - training for the Highland Games.

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Festival Photos

A kilted contestant twirls and hurls a heavy burden during a hammer throw event in Glenfinnan. Traditional highland games feature a heady mix of dance, drink, and food to complement feats of athletic prowess.

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Highland games are events held throughout the year in Scotland & other countries as a way of celebrating Scottish & Celtic culture & heritage, especially that of the Scottish Highlands. Certain aspects of the games are so well known as to have become emblematic of Scotland, such as the bagpipes, kilt, & the heavy events, especially the caber toss. The games also include entertainment & exhibits related to other aspects of Scottish & Gaelic culture.

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Caber Tossing Dracokc on Flickr

Caber toss - apparently the Highland Games are the place to be

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Sorry, Gloria–We LIKE Alpha Males! (Wild Eyed Southern Celt)

Sorry, Gloria–We LIKE Alpha Males!

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Ceres

https://flic.kr/p/tZLm68 | Scottish Backhold Wrestling | Ceres Highland Games 2013

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Find information on the world-famous Highland Games, including traditions, history, quirky facts, and a full programme of these Scottish summer events.

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