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.

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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Picture of Backyard Highland Games

Picture of Backyard Highland Games

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

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

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Gregor Edmunds (born 1977) is a Scottish Highland Games competitor and Strongman. He has been the World Highland Games Champion and has also been Scotland's Strongest Man

Gregor Edmunds (born 1977) is a Scottish Highland Games competitor and Strongman. He has been the World Highland Games Champion and has also been Scotland's Strongest Man

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Gregor Edmunds ... in a kilt!

Gregor Edmunds ... in a kilt!

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Amanda Ford, a 33-year-old former Marine door gunner who served two combat missions overseas, took on her competition in Scottish athletic events Friday at the 61st Grandfather Mountain Highland Games like she was still on active duty. She placed first in six out of the seven heavy athletic events and was the only contestant to successfully turn the caber, an 18-foot, 110-pound telephone pole-like tree trunk. Photos by Monty Combs | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

Amanda Ford, a 33-year-old former Marine door gunner who served two combat missions overseas, took on her competition in Scottish athletic events Friday at the 61st Grandfather Mountain Highland Games like she was still on active duty. She placed first in six out of the seven heavy athletic events and was the only contestant to successfully turn the caber, an 18-foot, 110-pound telephone pole-like tree trunk. Photos by Monty Combs | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

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Highland Games 2011 we MUST HAVE A CONTEST lift something heavy!

Highland Games 2011 we MUST HAVE A CONTEST lift something heavy!

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Albannach, Gàidhlig for "Scottish" or "Scotsman", is a Scottish music band. Their traditional warlike tribal music is heavily percussive, driven by bass drums, bodhráns, and bagpipes.

Albannach, Gàidhlig for "Scottish" or "Scotsman", is a Scottish music band. Their traditional warlike tribal music is heavily percussive, driven by bass drums, bodhráns, and bagpipes.

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Damn it! That's it. I'm moving to Scotland.

Damn it! That's it. I'm moving to Scotland.

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mud run in a kilt... I want to do this

mud run in a kilt... I want to do this

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