Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games


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May 26th 2013
Published: May 26th 2013
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Competitors stand with their back to the field and whirl the hammer in a wide circle releasing it behind them over their shoulder.
May 4th, 2013

I marked something off my bucket list today. This was the 27th year for the Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games in Arlington. I have always wanted to go but every year something would come up and I wasn't able too. This year I was able to go with my best friend, Leigh Ann.

We had a great time even though I did get more than I bargained for in the Bonniest Knees contest. I said I would be a judge when they were asking for female judges. I thought the guys would just lift their kilts and we would judge who had the best knees. Oh No that is not the way the contest worked. The judges were blinded folded and the guys wearing kilts would stand in front of you and you had to feel their knees up their kilts and then vote on who had the best knees. Even though it was embarrassing everyone had a great time.


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Scottish Hammer Throw

Contestants waiting their turn.
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Scottish Hammer Throw

The hammers weigh are 16 and 22 pounds.
Scottish Hammer ThrowScottish Hammer Throw
Scottish Hammer Throw

Contestants waiting their turn.
LunchLunch
Lunch

This was a Scottish meat pie. Not sure what kind of meat was in it but it was good.
Scottish BandScottish Band
Scottish Band

The North Texas Caledonian Pipes and Drums band. They wear the hunting tartan of Clan Robertson.
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Scottish Band

This gentleman was listening to the Band. Notice the knife in his sock.
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Scottish Band

The band started in 1970.
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Scottish Band

Member of the band
Caber TossCaber Toss
Caber Toss

They are tossing a log. The object is toss it end over end in as straight of line as possible.
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Caber Toss

The logs range between 15 and 20 feet log and weigh between 70 and 130 pounds
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Spectator

Talked to this guy for a while. He was really into dressing up.
Sheaf tossSheaf toss
Sheaf toss

The sheaf is a burlap bag stuffed with straw and weighing 16 and 20 pounds. The sheaf is tossed over a crossbar with a pitchfork.
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Sheaf Toss

Each time the sheaf is tossed over the bar the bar is raised higher.


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