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Highland games


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Were originally meetings of clans. They developed into more formal gatherings under the influence of the revival of interest in Scottish antiquity fostered by Scott and others in the 1810s. At Invergarry in the 1820s the games included not only piping, tossing the caber, hammer‐throwing, wrestling, and running, but twisting the four legs off a cow. Modern gatherings are held usually in late summer.

Subjects: British History — Sport and Leisure.


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