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Scottish Athletics

Traditionally, the Highland Games revolved around athletic and sports competitions. The games were also a way for clans to showcase their relative strength without actually having to go to war. Some of the implements used in the games were created as alternatives to traditional weapons when England forbade any Scotsman from bearing arms. Though other activities were always a part of the festivities, many today still consider Highland athletics to be what the games are all about, in short, that the athletics are the Games, and all the other activities are just entertainment.

 

Events include:

Caber toss, weights for distance, weight over the bar, heavy hammer, open stone put, Braemar stone put, and sheaf toss.

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