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The Highland games are a part of the culture and heritage in the highlands of Scotland especially that of the competitions in piping, drumming, dancing, and Scottish heavy athletics, these are Caber Toss, Stone Put, Scottish Hammer Throw, and many more depending on the size of the games.

The games also include entertainment, exhibits Food and Drink, The largest Highland games in the world are the Cowal Highland games, held in Dunoon every August attracting around 3,500 competitors and somewhere in the region of 23,000 spectators from around the world. Gatherings in the United States and Canada are estimated 30,000 competitors and spectators. King Malcolm III of Scotland in the 11th century, summoned contestants to a foot race to the summit of Craig Choinnich, near Braemar, to find the fastest runner in the land to be his royal messenger.

A recorded document from 1703 was recorded to summon the clan of Laird Grant, to attend the games wearing Highland coats, a gun, sword, and a dirk, Today's Games competitors are from high schools and college track and field athletes who find the Scottish games are a good way to continue their competitive careers. The games also bring together friends and families for a fun day out, from the school kids competition to the Shinty tug of war.

For more information on the Scottish Highland Games you can visit www.shga.co.uk/events.phpwww.shga.co.uk/events.php 

Or for information on Highland Games in in other countries visit USA & CanadaUSA & Canada

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