You see the Scottish blue and white blowing in the breeze,
lovely young ladies dressed like this and dancing like that,
with men in skirts playing the bagpipes,
marching in a parade and competing for a prize,
as a guy like this successfully tosses a heavy caber,
as tall as this and as heavy as I'm not sure what.
(This is known as the "Caber Toss" wherein a fellow a.k.a. "strong man" tosses a huge, heavy piece of wood as if holding a pencil by its eraser with careful balancing, running forward to toss it in the air with the hopes of it landing on its point and further falling forward with the eraser end far away from where he started directly in front of him).
While in Scotland at these "Highland Games", you might also see...
a guy like this who is apparently officiating and greeting people and loves being there,
a young fellow playing his bagpipes, with a desire to be the best, in front of two judges (who are tapping their feet as they listen to him play),
while men assume this position for at least 15 minutes before even starting the tug-o-war,
who look like this in the midst of the tugging.
Those same "strong men" hurl this heavy metal object round and round tossing it as far as they can possibly make it go,
as this guy attempts for at least the third time to toss that caber,
which this guy was also successful at doing,
while these guys play and play as the crowd joyfully listens.
We have been to two Scottish Highland Games in the past year and love having had the opportunity. Click on the button to find out more.
I'll be posting more pictures of our weekend up in Scotland soon.