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  Highland games - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Highland games are festivals held throughout the year in Scotland and many other countries of the world as a way of celebrating Scottish and Celtic culture and 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, the kilt, and the heavy events, especially the caber toss.
This modern revival of the Highland Games received an enormous boost with the visit of King George IV to Scotland in 1822, although events were held in the years just prior to that.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Highland_Games   (2751 words)

 Highland games: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Highland games are traditional competitions originating in the highland areas of Scotland Scotland quick summary:
Dirk is a scots word for a long dagger; sometimes a cut-down sword blade mounted on a dagger handle, rather than a knife blade....
The stone carry or stone walk is a traditional scottish athletic event involving the carrying of large stones down the field of competition....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/h/hi/highland_games.htm   (1078 words)

 Edinboro PA - Guide to Edinboro & Erie County Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Highland games are traditional competitions originating in the highland areas of Scotland and still held there and in Edinboro Pennsylvania.
The best-known games are the ones held at Braemar, Inverness, Cowal, Lonach, Ballater and Aboyne.
The City of Inverness Highland Games was first held in 1822 and the Aboyne games have been running since 1867 without a break apart from the two world wars.
www.edinboropa.us /index.php?module=subjects&func=viewpage&pageid=7   (1431 words)

 Scottish Heavy Athletics
Highland games can be found throught the United States and Canada, as well as in Scotland, of course.
Most games in Scotland include five or six events: usually the stone or iron shot put, the light weight throw, one hammer, the caber, and the heavy weight toss, and then sometimes the sheaf toss.
Some games contest a Braemar stone, which is a larger stone that must be put without a run; that is, it must be put from a stand; no glide or spin.
www.geocities.com /Colosseum/8682/heavy/descrip.htm   (1950 words)

 Scotland's Highland Games, about Scottish Highland Games held in Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The amateur games are open to any SGA registered athletes as well as amateur athletes, the SGA games which have a SAF permit are open to amateur athletes.
The games is a kind of olde world type and if you close your eyes to savour the atmosphere you could open them again having been transferred 500 years back in time.
The games is quite small compared to some of the others and is well worth a visit, they have a full itinery of events from the Heavy Events, Track and Field, Tug o' war, the hill race - which incidently crosses a river, Piping, Highland Dancing, Kids events and even clay pigeon shooting.
www.albagames.co.uk   (1063 words)

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The games have been held on the South Inch adjacent to the Edinburgh Road each year since 1977 apart from 2000 and 2001 when they had to be transferred to Scone Palace due to flood prevention works being carried out on the South Inch.
Perth Highland Games have grown from strength to strength and are now one the most popular venues on the Highland Games circuit which runs from May to mid September each year.
After a very successful first year, the games are now run by a small committee which was set up for this purpose from a small group of local people interested in the Games and the assistance during games week by a group of volunteers.
www.highlandgames.org.uk   (296 words)

 Dufftown Highland Games - Welcome, Bienvenue, Wilkommen...
Dufftown and District Games Ltd. is registered with the S.G.A. the S.O.B.H.D. and the S.A.F. Athletes who regard themselves as amateurs may take part without affecting their status.
Highland Games originated many years ago, perhaps before Roman and Pictish times when a Chief would organize competitions to find the best bodyguard, runners to act as couriers, musicians and dancers for entertainment.
Highland Games today are devoted to preserving and promoting Scottish Culture at its best, very often being the main highlight and focus of community life.
www.dufftownhighlandgames.org /highland.html   (556 words)

 Scottish highland games - information about the Scottish highlands - travel in Aberdeen and Grampian in Scotland
Scottish Highland Games are a series of events where people gather to watch athletes from throughout Scotland and further afield toss the caber, throw the hammer, and take part in many other traditional games.
From the skill and agility of the heavies, the colourful and proud massed pipebands, and the traditional flair of the highland dancers, this is a historic spectacle not to be missed.
Throughout the summer season 14 Scottish Highland Games take part in Aberdeen and Grampian Highlands – from the Cornhill Highland Games in June to Scotland’s biggest and most prestigious Scottish Highland Games event, the Braemar Gathering in September, you’re sure to find a Highland Games to attend during your visit to this part of Scotland.
www.agtb.org /Scottish-highland-games.htm   (487 words)

 What is the Highland Games & Scottish Festival   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Traditional "games" in the highlands of Scotland were athletic contests.
To appreciate the skill of Highland dancers, watch for the precision and timing of their steps and their leg and body positions.
At the ISAS Tent, sign-up to be a member of the organization and purchase official Highland Games and Society merchandise, purchase raffle tickets and enter the Signature Shortbread Contest.
www.chicago-scots.org /activities/Games/What%20is%20HG.htm   (1689 words)

 ruralhillfarm.org - Loch Norman Highland Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Highland wrestling, the kilted mile, the target triathlon, the battle-axe throw or the horse-less joust.
The Atlanta Pipe Band, Grandfather Mt. Highlanders, NC State Pipes and Drums, St. Andrews Pipe Band and the Loch Norman Pipe Band are favorites for Quartets.
The growth at the Loch Norman Highland Games has shown that on-site "lessons" are encouraging families both on the field, and at the Scottish Country Dancing on Friday and Saturday evenings.
www.ruralhillfarm.org /servlet/Main?page=LNHG   (1259 words)

 Highland Games: home page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
You may visit our range of beautiful dice, every one unique, or perhaps you'll explore the other range of very ordinary looking dice which are anything but.
Highland Games is a one man business, namely me, based in the Highlands of Scotland.
I've been making this stuff since 1989, selling it on the web since 1998, and the biggest lesson I've learned is that if you make something unusual, it's quicker and clearer to demonstrate it than describe it.
www.halfpast.demon.co.uk   (477 words)

 North Lanark Highland Games - Almonte, Ontario
Celebrate the Scottish culture and heritage of the Ottawa Valley at the 23rd annual North Lanark Highland Games in Almonte, on Saturday, August 26th 2006.
Our games are held in the historic town of Almonte at the beautiful old grounds of the North Lanark Agricultural Society on the banks of Ontario's Mississippi River.
With mini games organized for kids and the picturesque Mississippi as the backdrop, the Almonte games have a reputation not only as having the prettiest site but also as being the friendliest games on the Ontario circuit.
www.almontehighlandgames.com   (326 words)

If you want compete in the games, Tony Dziepak's site Scottish Heavy Athletics has great information on training, technique, equipment and more.
Various images - this is the first part of a photo gallery, which will mostly feature athletes from the 1880s through 1980s.
In early 2005 I acquired a collection of old newsletters and other material related to the highland games in North America from Bobby Dodds.
www.highlandgames.net   (280 words)

 Montreal Highland Games - Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Over the past 29 years, the Montreal Highland Games have become one of the ‘premier’ events on the North American highland games circuit.
The Montreal Games are always held on the Sunday following the Maxville Games, which makes a double header for pipe bands, athletes, highland dancers and spectators.
Highland games are always a real family event, and the kiddies have not been forgotten.
www.montrealhighlandgames.qc.ca   (1121 words)

 Scottish Highland Games.
Highland Gathering with piping, dancing, heavyweight events and tug o' war in the presence of the Duke of Atholl and Atholl Highlanders.
Traditional Scottish Highland Games held in the spectacular grounds of Glamis Castle.
Traditional Highland Games including strength events with some of the world's strongest men, piping and dancing competitions, open hill race, trade stands, mini fairground and Chieftains Parade.
www.visitdunkeld.com /scottish-highland-games.htm   (3494 words)

 History of Highland Games
There can be little doubt that traditional Games of agility and strength have been practised in the Highlands from very early times.
In 1848 the Braemar Highland Games was attended by Queen Victoria.
The first Crieff Highland Gathering was in 1870 and has occured every year since with the two exceptions of 1914-18 and 1939-49 when no gatherings took place.
www.crieff-highland-games.co.uk /history.html   (131 words)

 Lochearnhead Highland Games at Lochearnhead Highland Games - Perthshire
Lochearnhead highland games are held ar Lochearnhead games field next to the loch.
Lochearnhead highland games, Strathyre highland games and Balquhidder highland games, at one time all individual games are all represented here at this now combined event at Lochearnhead
Traditional highland dancing and a range of piping events run throughout the afternoon, often with an opportunity to see world champion competitors in the most picturesque surroundings imaginable.
www.lochearnheadhighlandgames.co.uk   (984 words)

 Halkirk Highland Games
The Halkirk Games has gained a reputation for attracting the world's best heavyweight athletes and 2006 will be no exception.
The success of the Games is also due to generous sponsorship from local businesses and patrons.
We are members of the Scottish Games Association (SGA) and the Scottish Athletics Federation (SAF) and thus open to professional and amateur athletes.
www.halkirkgames.co.uk   (919 words)

 Grandfather Mountain Highland Games Homepage
We will work diligently to be the model games of integrity and excellence for all.
OUR MISSION: To carry on and promote the annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games and Gathering of Scottish Clans, to foster and restore interest in traditional dancing, piping, drumming, athletic achievement, music and Gaelic culture, and to establish scholarship funds to assist students from Avery County High School to study at American colleges and universities.
We will pursue excellence in all we do and remain focused on those we serve and to more fully meet the cultural and educational expectations of all who attend and are involved in our event.
www.gmhg.org   (285 words)

 Wisconsin Scottish   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Saturday's games are for competitors in the sanctioned Council of Scottish Clans and Associations, Inc. (COSCA) event.
For descriptions of the events of the Heavy Games, and their history, please visit our Culture area.
This is one of the most popular attractions at the games and is open both Saturday and Sunday.
www.wisconsinscottish.org /games.html   (752 words)

 Loch Lomond Highland Games
The Loch Lomond Highland Games and Celtic Gathering are held on the first Saturday in October.
The 10th Annual Loch Lomond Highland Games and Celtic Gathering, held on October 1st 2005 was a rousing success!
If you are interested in helping to sponsor the Games, please click here to email us.
www.lochlomondceltic.org /games.htm   (279 words)

 The Seattle Scottish Highland Games Associatio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Competitive Highland Dancing, NW Regional Harp Competition, individual Piping and Drumming, Pipe Bands, US West Coast Drum Crops Championship and North American Scottish Athletics Championship – you will see and experience it all, plus much, much more at the King County Fairgrounds in Enumclaw on July 29 and 30.
One of the first Highland Games was held toward the end of the 11th century, when King Malcolm Canmore became concerned about the way in which important news and documents were delivered to his highland retreat.
It was only natural that Highland Games would soon spring up wherever the Scots settled.
www.sshga.org /games.html   (902 words)

 Scottish American Society of Central Florida and Highland Games - Main Page
Every detail about the games and the society is included in the menu above.
The games will be held from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (rain or shine) at the Central Winds Park in Winter Springs, FL (click here for directions)
The purpose of this organization is to provide education to the Central Florida community through schools, churches and civic lectures and demonstrations, as well as organizing and hosting the annual central Florida Scottish Highland Games in January.
www.flascot.com   (323 words)

 USS Highland Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In 2004 it was decided that in order for our Highland Games to remain a possibility, we were going to have to move the location of the games.
Each successive year our control over the games was taken away in order to remain where we were.
We are now back in control of all aspects of our games (except the ability to sell alcohol, that is at the discretion of both the OC and the LA County Fairgrounds) and once again can be financially lucrative, which will allow us to expand our games each year.
www.unitedscottishsociety.com /games.htm   (561 words)

 Portland Highland Games Association - Portland Highland Games Association
The Portland Highland Games are a fun, family-friendly event with Scottish Highland music, dancing, piping and drumming competition, athletics, and cultural activities.
We invite you and your family to the 2006 Games.
No animals are allowed at or on the field the day of the Games with the exception of Service Dogs.
www.phga.org   (150 words)

 Drumtochty Highland Games
Jim Brown Chairman of the Games Committee and as guests of honour Mr.
Known as the friendliest Highland Games in the area they are firmly established in the Scottish Highland Games calendar as one of the most outstanding events.
This is not only because of the top competitors attending and records broken but also for the all-round entertainment offered and the sheer beauty of the venue.
www.drumtochtyhighlandgames.com   (362 words)

 Highland Games « Strength Sports « Sports
Association of Scottish Games and Festivals - ASGF provides its member organizations with a clearinghouse of ideas, resources, and information to assist them in the production of Highland Games throughout the United States.
Scottish Highland Games Listings - Very complete listing of games all across North America, by the Clan MacLachlan Association of America.
McDonald's Highland Games Implements - Supplier of throwing weights and sheafs for the Scottish Highland Games.
www.localadsearch.com /Sports/Strength_Sports/Highland_Games   (322 words)

Featured during the day will be: massed bands, pipe band exhibitions, individual piping, heavy athletics, highland dancing, childrens’ games and sheepdog exhibitions.
Lois was the Games Chair for the past several years and remains an active member of the Scottish community in the Inland Northwest.
The Spokane Highland Games Association is pleased to honor her for her contributions over the years.
www.spokanehighlandgames.org   (152 words)

 World Highland Games at Callander Highland Games Scotland 2004
Any club/society/business wishing to have a stall at this year’s games should contact John Stirling on 01877 331995 or 07885 844409.
Advertising space is available in the Official Games Programme and any business wishing to place an advert should contact Fraser Mackenzie on 01877 330227.
The Callander Highland Games in Scotland are organised by Callander and District Round Table
www.incallander.co.uk /highgames.htm   (323 words)

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