Attended the Scottish Highland Games and Festival. Opening Ceremonies included a performance by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pipes and Drums with Dancers.
The games included Caber Toss, Hammer Throw, Heavy Weight Distance Carry, Stone Lifting, Stone Put, and Weight Over Bar. We saw many, but often the action was too distant to get good photos. The feats of strength and skill were impressive.
A demonstration that stabbed, skewered and chopped pumpkins with various early Scottish weaponry, along with commentary on how and why each is used was interesting. There were Try It classes when spectators could attempt the weapons skills, and games events.
We saw the Sheep Dog Trials where each dog had to guide sheep through and around obstacles, then return them through a gate. And of course, we enjoyed the roving bagpipe players, bands, traditional foods and drinks, vendors selling tartans, themed merchandise and educational booths.
It was the first of three days with warm weather in a beautiful setting. Even with all the walking involved, it was a fun day!
Camp: Wayside Inn
Scene: Pagentry, sports, weapons, dogs
Also see: Scottish Festival and Celtic Concert
A bonnie setting indeed!
Big fun in a wonderful place with a great friend.
Sounds like a lot of fun! I would be looking for some haggis for sure! The weaponry demonstrations with pumpkins sound fascinating. I imagine it was also interesting to see the sheep dogs at work.
All truly fun! And, you would have liked the haggis.