The Essential Guide to the Highland Games

The Essential Guide to the Highland Games

Providing all the information that any reader could want on the origins of the Highland Games, their rules, their background and their flavor, including the first comprehensive directory of the Highland Games held around the world.

Author: Michael Brander

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 0862413028

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 141

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Providing all the information that any reader could want on the origins of the Highland Games, their rules, their background and their flavor, including the first comprehensive directory of the Highland Games held around the world.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

A Guide to the Highland Games

A Guide to the Highland Games

Author: Cornelia Rankin Groves


ISBN: LCCN:93242301

Category: Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

Page: 57

View: 714

Categories: Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

Celtic Culture A Celti

Celtic Culture  A Celti

Hammer throwing at the Highland Games Paradoxically, some of the ROMANTICISM, which reached its apotheosis with Sir Walter ... ROMANTICISM; SCOTT; Brander, Essential Guide to the Highland Games; Colquhoun & Machell, Highland Gatherings; ...


Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781851094400

Category: Civilization, Celtic

Page: 2128

View: 382

Categories: Civilization, Celtic

The Games

The Games

Author: Charlie Allan


ISBN: OCLC:606148530

Category: Highland games

Page: 80

View: 442

Categories: Highland games

The Ultimate Guide to Being Scottish

The Ultimate Guide to Being Scottish

The mother and father of all though is the last in the season — the Braemar Gathering and Highland Games. It is always under the chieftainship of the monarch, ever since Queen Victoria rebuilt her castle of Balmoral and adopted the ...

Author: Clark McGinn

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781909912342

Category: Humor

Page: 288

View: 529

What makes the Ultimate Scot? Is it the ability to identify a tartan pattern from 50 yards? Maybe it's being able to recite the two forgotten verses of Auld Lang Syne? Or perhaps it's knowing your single malt from a double malt? The Ultimate Guide to Being Scottish examines in hilarious detail the history, politics and traditions that make Scots great. Exploring the best of scottish culture, this book focuses on the celebrations that Scots have made their own, from Hogmanay to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Mixing fact and practical hints (like the ideal recipe for boiled sheep's head) with witty banter, The Ultimate Guide to Being Scottish is perfect for injecting Scotland's unique and beloved brand of merriment into life.
Categories: Humor

The Scottish Highland Games in America

The Scottish Highland Games in America

Highland Games in North Carolina , using the Braemar souvenir program as a guide . MacDonald recalls the beginning of their venture thus : " Neither of us had a clue as to what we were letting ourselves in for — the hard work ...

Author: Donaldson, Emily Ann

Publisher: Pelican Publishing

ISBN: 1455611719



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Known most for his hammer (world records) and caber tossing prowess, McKim dives into all the events in this book, breaking down each and every one to the very smallest detail.

Author: Daniel McKim


ISBN: 1548186481


Page: 48

View: 153

For more than 13 years Daniel McKim has refined his technique across all nine events in the Scottish Highland Games. Over that time period, he's accumulated four professional World Championships and six professional National Championships. He remains one of only five men in history to ever win three or more world titles. Known most for his hammer (world records) and caber tossing prowess, McKim dives into all the events in this book, breaking down each and every one to the very smallest detail. His book is best used in conjunction with his library of informative videos on YouTube and other social media platforms. From a first-time thrower to a seasoned veteran, every heavy athlete can pull a nugget or two out of this training manual.

Scottish Highland Games

Scottish Highland Games

Acknowledgments Thanks to Alexander Banner Lyerly , Chairman Emeritus of the Highland Games , for reviewing Scottish Highland Games . For Further Reading A Guide to the Highland Games , by Cornelia Rankin Groves and Jacqueline Patmore ...

Author: Francie Hall

Publisher: The Overmountain Press

ISBN: 1570722374

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 937

An athletic feat told in Scottish lore; the best are chosen to serve for the chief, and pipers, singers, and dancers enter contests, too, to obtain the chief's patronage all their lives through.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Disney Princess The Essential Guide New Edition

Disney Princess The Essential Guide New Edition

Introduction 4 Snow White 8 Enchanted world 10 Friends and enemies 12 A wish comes true 14 Cinderella 16 Home sweet ... at last 74 Merida 76 Highland Games 78 Magical discoveries 80 Brave princess 82 Moana 84 Motunui 86 Ocean journey 88 ...

Author: Victoria Saxon

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241443187

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 994

Prepare to be inspired! Experience the magic of Disney with this fully updated guide to the best-loved fairy-tale princesses of all time. See inside Aurora's secret forest hideaway. Find out just how long Rapunzel's hair is. Discover the secret identity of Moana's most dangerous foe. Enter the magical worlds of Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan, Tiana, Rapunzel, Merida and Moana and find out everything you ever wanted to know about the lives, loyal friends and fiercest enemies of your favourite Disney Princesses. ©2019 Disney
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

A Guide to Fairs and Festivals in the United States

A Guide to Fairs and Festivals in the United States

Michigan Alma HIGHLAND FESTIVAL AND GAMES Held annually, May Ethnic The Highland Festival and Games is strictly an ethnic event, started May 25, 1968, to mirror events similar to those held in Scotland for hundreds of years.

Author: Frances Shemanski

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313214379

Category: Social Science

Page: 339

View: 679

"[This volume] will be particularly useful to travelers, festival organizers, and individuals interested in tracing the history of the individual events. . . . Most suitable for larger and more specialized reference collections." Reference Books Bulletin
Categories: Social Science

Highland Heritage

Highland Heritage

The Essential Guide to Highland Games. Edinburgh: Cannongate. Braudel, Fernand. 1992 [1949]. The Mediterranean. London: HarperCollins. Brettel, Caroline, ed. 1993. When They Read What We Write: The Politics of Ethnography.

Author: Celeste Ray

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469625805

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 962

Each year, tens of thousands of people flock to Grandfather Mountain, North Carolina, and to more than two hundred other locations across the country to attend Scottish Highland Games and Gatherings. There, kilt-wearing participants compete in athletics, Highland dancing, and bagpiping, while others join clan societies in celebration of a Scottish heritage. As Celeste Ray notes, however, the Scottish affiliation that Americans claim today is a Highland Gaelic identity that did not come to characterize that nation until long after the ancestors of many Scottish Americans had left Scotland. Ray explores how Highland Scottish themes and lore merge with southern regional myths and identities to produce a unique style of commemoration and a complex sense of identity for Scottish Americans in the South. Blending the objectivity of the anthropologist with respect for the people she studies, she asks how and why we use memories of our ancestral pasts to provide a sense of identity and community in the present. In so doing, she offers an original and insightful examination of what it means to be Scottish in America.
Categories: Social Science

Routledge Handbook of Global Sport

Routledge Handbook of Global Sport

The Scotsman suggests the figure is closer to 20,000, while the Cowal Gathering website suggests 23,000: 'A Guide to the 2018 Highland Games in Scotland and Why You Should Go to One of Them', retrieved from ...

Author: John Nauright

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317500476

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 516

View: 917

The story of global sport is the story of expansion from local development to globalized industry, from recreational to marketized activity. Alongside that, each sport has its own distinctive history, sub-cultures, practices and structures. This ambitious new volume offers state-of-the-art overviews of the development of every major sport or classification of sport, examining their history, socio-cultural significance, political economy and international reach, and suggesting directions for future research. Expert authors from around the world provide varied perspectives on the globalization of sport, highlighting diverse and often underrepresented voices. By putting sport itself in the foreground, this book represents the perfect companion to any social scientific course in sport studies, and the perfect jumping-off point for further study or research. The Routledge Handbook of Global Sport is an essential reference for students and scholars of sport history, sport and society, the sociology of sport, sport development, sport and globalization, sports geography, international sports organizations, sports cultures, the governance of sport, sport studies, sport coaching or sport management.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

It s a Hill Get Over It

It s a Hill  Get Over It

It can also be seen as a useful reading list for those wishing to delve deeper into the sport of fell running. A seminal work on the early ... The Essential Guide to the Highland Games, Canongate, 1992 Brown, Pete. Man Walks into a Pub, ...

Author: Steve Chilton

Publisher: Sandstone Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781908737588

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 884

This book offers a detailed history of the sport of fell running. It also tells the stories of some of the great exponents of the sport through the ages. Many of them achieved greatness whilst still working full time in traditional jobs, a million miles away from the professionalism of other branches of athletics nowadays. The book covers the early days of the sport, right through to it going global with World Championships. Along the way it profiles influential athletes such as Fred Reeves, Bill Teasdale, Kenny Stuart, Joss Naylor, and Billy and Gavin Bland. It gives background to the athletes including their upbringing, introduction to the sport, training, working life, records and achievements. It also includes in-depth conversations with some of the greats, such as Jeff Norman and Rob Jebb. The author is a committed runner and qualified athletics coach. He has considerable experience of fell running, competing in the World Vets Champs when it was held in Keswick in 2005. He is a long-time member of the Fell Runners Association (FRA). Using a mixture of personal experience, material from extensive interviews, and that provided by an extensive range of published and unpublished sources, a comprehensive history of the sport and its characters and values is revealed.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Mountains are Calling

The Mountains are Calling

The Essential Guide to the Highland Games (1992), by Michael Brander, is a more conservative history of gatherings in Scotland. Queen Victoria's observations in the same chapter are taken from Leaves from the Journal of Our Life in the ...

Author: Jonny Muir

Publisher: Sandstone Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781912240111

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 350

View: 752

The Mountains Are Calling is the exhilarating story of the runners who go to high places. From its wild origins in the Highlands, hill running in Scotland remains as pure and traditional as sport gets. Jonny Muir explores the history and culture of the sport, and meets the legends of hill running who are revered for their extraordinary endurance. As he discovers the insatiable lure of the hills, a calling leads him to the supreme test of mountain running: Ramsay’s Round – a continuous loop of 23 of Scotland highest mountains, to be completed within 24 hours.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

An Athletics Compendium

An Athletics Compendium


Publisher: British Library Board

ISBN: UOM:39015059974546

Category: Reference

Page: 261

View: 697

The latest in a series of guides to sporting literature (earlier volumes covered association football and rugby union), An Athletics Compendium provides an extensive and authoritative overview of the United Kingdom literature of track and field. Its compilers have a lifelong interest in and knowledge of all aspects of athletics. All significant publications on the theory and practice as well as the history of athletics are reviewed, and coverage includes the development of the modern Olympic movement.
Categories: Reference

Celtic Geographies

Celtic Geographies

Berthoff , R. ( 1982 ) * Under the kilt : variations on the Scottish - American ground , Journal of American Ethnic History 1 , 1 : 5–34 . ... Brander , M. ( 1992 ) The Essential Guide to Highland Games , Edinburgh : Canongate .

Author: David Harvey

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415223970

Category: History

Page: 274

View: 226

Questions traditional conceptualisations of Celticity that rely on a homogeneous interpretation of what it means to be a Celt in contemporary society.
Categories: History



Featuring more than 70 games, from the traditional Highland Games and old-fashioned parlor contests to Google Earth challenges and the best ... Essential. Field. Guide. to. Serious. Fun. “It's abook! It's a guide! It's away of life!

Author: Joshua Glenn

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781632860460

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

View: 916

UNBORED Games has all the smarts, creativity, and DIY spirit of the original UNBORED (“It's a book! It's a guide! It's a way of life!” -Los Angeles Magazine), but with a laser-like focus on the activities we do for pure fun: to while away a rainy day, to test our skills and stretch our imaginations-games. There are more than seventy games here, 50 of them all new, plus many more recommendations, and they cover the full gambit, from old-fashioned favorites to today's high-tech games. The book offers a gold mine of creative, constructive fun: intricate clapping games, bike rodeo, Google Earth challenges, croquet golf, capture the flag, and the best ever apps to play with Grandma, to name only a handful. Gaming is a whole culture for kids to explore, and the book will be complete with gaming history and interviews with awesome game designers. The lessons here: all games can be self-customized, or hacked. You can even make up your own games. Some could even change the world. The original UNBORED has taken its place as a much beloved, distinctly contemporary family brand. UNBORED Games extends the franchise -- also including UNBORED Adventure -- in a new handy flexibound format, illustrated in full color throughout. This is a whole shelf of serious fun the whole family can enjoy indoors, outdoors, online and offline.
Categories: Family & Relationships

The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands Islands Travel Guide eBook

The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands   Islands  Travel Guide eBook

Late July West Highland Yachting Week A week of yacht racing and shore-based partying which moves en masse between Oban, Craobh and Tobermory. AUGUST Early Aug Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, near Inverness ...

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited

ISBN: 9781789197211

Category: Travel

Page: 440

View: 583

The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands and Islands Make the most of your time on Earth with the ultimate travel guides. World-renowned 'tell it like it is' travel guide Discover Scottish Highlands and Islands with this comprehensive and entertaining travel guide, packed with practical information and honest recommendations by our independent experts. Whether you plan to take a boat out on a remote loch, take a whale-watching tour off the Isle of Mull or cheer on some Highland games, The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands and Islands will help you discover the best places to explore, eat, drink, shop and sleep along the way. Features of this travel guide to Scottish Highlands and Islands: - Detailed regional coverage: provides practical information for every kind of trip, from off-the-beaten-track adventures to chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas - Honest and independent reviews: written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, our writers will help you make the most from your trip to Scottish Highlands and Islands - Meticulous mapping: practical full-colour maps, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys. Find your way around the Western Isles, Argyll and many more locations without needing to get online - Fabulous full-colour photography: features inspirational colour photography, including royal blue waters lapping the cliffs of Shetland and the romantic West Highland Railway steaming over the Glenfinnan Viaduct. - Time-saving itineraries: carefully planned routes will help inspire and inform your on-the-road experiences - Things not to miss: Rough Guides' rundown of the best sights and top experiences to be found in the Highlands, Great Glen and Skye - Travel tips and info: packed with essential pre-departure information including getting around, accommodation, food and drink, health, the media, festivals, sports and outdoor activities, culture and etiquette, shopping and more - Background information: comprehensive 'Contexts' chapter provides fascinating insights into Scotland with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary - Covers: Argyll, the central Highlands, the Great Glen, the north and northwest Highlands, Skye and the small Isles, the Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland You may also be interested in: Rough Guide to Scotland, Pocket Rough Guide Isle of Skye About Rough Guides: Rough Guides have been inspiring travellers for over 35 years, with over 30 million copies sold globally. Synonymous with practical travel tips, quality writing and a trustworthy 'tell it like it is' ethos, the Rough Guides list includes more than 260 travel guides to 120+ destinations, gift-books and phrasebooks.
Categories: Travel

Road To Referendum

Road To Referendum

The Essential Guide to the Scottish Referendum Iain Macwhirter ... became fashionable for every middle-class English family to visit Scotland to chase the deer and watch the Highland Games, which were also largely a Victorian invention.

Author: Iain Macwhirter

Publisher: Cargo Publishing

ISBN: 9781908885951

Category: Political Science

Page: 420

View: 686

The essential guide for anyone who wants to know more about Scotland's biggest political decision, this is the story of the road to referendum and the journay beyond, from one of the UK's most insightful political writers. "A truly important book, particularly at this moment." ~ Andrew Marr. "A terrific book [...] full of shrewd insights. I'd recommend it highly." ~ The Guardian *The official companion to the major television series.*
Categories: Political Science

Sporran Explains Highland Games

Sporran Explains Highland Games

"A fun introduction to traditional Highland informative guide for young readers and a wonderfully illustrated keepsake for all" Scottish Games Association (governing body of Highland Games)

Author: Linda J. Purves

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781434345530

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 36

View: 484

"A fun introduction to traditional Highland informative guide for young readers and a wonderfully illustrated keepsake for all" Scottish Games Association (governing body of Highland Games)
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction