I Love Highland Games

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    Shortly the active year of Scottish Highland Games takes off again. After the disasters of last year, I am really looking forward to the activity, colour, and fellowship and culture all being on display again. I am sorry to hear that Montrose Highland Games has gone; sadly it...
    ijarobb ijarobb
    70+, M
    2 Responses Apr 26, 2013

    A Year Heading To Disaster

    2012 is proving to be a very bad year for our culture and heritage. Five games cancelled due to weather conditions, out of 12 SHGA events scheduled. Admittedly seven have gone ahead, but with current weather predictions, the numbers could rise yet further. With the expense...
    ijarobb ijarobb
    70+, M
    4 Responses Jul 7, 2012


    Anyone else here go to Dunoon this year. I think there were more kilt-wearer this year than I've ever seen before and I'm not including pipe band members. Its true that most of them were children but there were also a lot of adult kilties. Some of them were the dedicated sort...
    John673 John673
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Aug 31, 2011


    This is a new archive of press photos showing the contestants in the athletic competitions ,the Highland Regiments' involvement in the Sword dancing and Tug of War, the Judges and Stewards in their Kilts and Highland Day Wear, and the Fashions worn by the Spectators . All this...
    kiltiekid kiltiekid
    70+, M
    1 Response Mar 15, 2016


    Amazing story on Sky News today - during a tug-of-war during the lunch break at an American college, 2 students lost 4 fingers each from their right hands when the rope snapped and amputated their fingers. How on earth did this happen?  There was no explanation given, but the...
    tartanpleats tartanpleats
    66-70, M
    2 Responses Feb 6, 2013

    I cant wait till the games come to Wisconsin

    again .I have to wait until September Arue Arue
    vokie vokie
    41-45, M
    Dec 9, 2015

    Scottish Games

    Scottish Games; We got a phone call on a Monday night ask us if we would like to go the next weekend from our grandparents while we were eating dinner. No one gave us a lot of information as then they had events like the hammer throw. We were told the William and Phyllis may...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    Sep 1, 2011

    New Season 2012

    I am looking forward with great anticipation to the start of the outdoor piping season. All being well I hope to attend either Dunbar (12th) or Gourock (13th) and the Scottish Championships at Dumbarton on the 19th May. Will Field Marshall Montgomery have another clean sweep of...
    chanterone chanterone
    66-70, M
    2 Responses Apr 23, 2012

    Loss Of A Great Athlete

    Today I attended the end of a great era of Highland Games, when along with 500 other mourners we put Heavy Field Athlete Stephen Robert Aitken to rest. One of very few, he was a recipient of the prestigious Donal Dinnie Trophy. A wonderful all-rounder in his time. He had won in...
    ijarobb ijarobb
    70+, M
    May 25, 2012

    Popularity Of Highland Games

    As I write this there seems to be a dip in interest of Highland Games in Scotland. Why? In this year of the Olympics all the hype is being based on this. We get Sir Chris Hoy pushed infront of our noses, and many other hopefuls. Millions spent on building venues, and yet the dear...
    ijarobb ijarobb
    70+, M
    4 Responses Feb 26, 2012

    Camaraderie And Culture

    There is no where like a Scottish Highland Games, for friendliness, hospitality, sport, culture and heritage. Above all it is a colourful event flying flags of the world, meeting visitors and boy do you see a variety of tartans. Above all the music is stimulating, and the flexing...
    ijarobb ijarobb
    70+, M
    6 Responses Jan 18, 2011

    Only Been Once So Far

    I took my kids on a vacation about 5 years ago (2006) to Archdale, NC, (near High Point, NC) to a Highland Games Festival. The place where they held the event is down in a little bowl-shaped valley and when we were coming from the parking lot the sounds of all of those bagpipes...
    LoneBlogger LoneBlogger
    51-55, M
    4 Responses Jul 30, 2011

    Go to the Lochearnhead Games with local

    and international flavour. deekilt
    deleted deleted
    Jan 6, 2016

    Another Piping Season Over

    With a truncated calendar of Games and Competitions this year, the weather was not always conducive to achieving good preformances, however most pipe bands generally coped well with the elements. What a year in piping terms, the standard of competition has been outststanding...
    chanterone chanterone
    66-70, M
    3 Responses Sep 29, 2012
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