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

Celtic Culture A Celti

Celtic Culture  A Celti

Hammer throwing at the Highland Games Paradoxically, some of the ROMANTICISM, ... ROMANTICISM; SCOTT; Brander, Essential Guide to the Highland Games; ...


Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781851094400

Category: Civilization, Celtic

Page: 2128

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Categories: Civilization, Celtic

Highland Heritage

Highland Heritage

The Essential Guide to Highland Games. Edinburgh: Cannongate. Braudel, Fernand. 1992 [1949]. The Mediterranean. London: HarperCollins.

Author: Celeste Ray

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469625805

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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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

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 ... The Essential Guide to the Highland Games, Canongate, 1992 Brown, Pete.

Author: Steve Chilton

Publisher: Sandstone Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781908737588

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

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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.

Author: Jonny Muir

Publisher: Sandstone Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781912240111

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 350

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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

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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. 11982) 'Under the kilt: variations on the Scottish- American ground', ... Brander, M. 11992) The Essential Guide to Highland Games, ...

Author: David Harvey

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415223970

Category: History

Page: 274

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



... award-winning, bestselling UNBORED: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun. Featuring more than 70 games, from the traditional Highland Games and ...

Author: Joshua Glenn

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781632860460

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

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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

Scottish Life and Society Bibliography for Scottish ethnology

Scottish Life and Society  Bibliography for Scottish ethnology

Author: Alexander Fenton

Publisher: John Donald

ISBN: UOM:39015060543462

Category: History

Page: 625

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Covering every aspect of human life in Scotland, this list of ethnological papers makes a substantial contribution to ethnological scholarship, particularly in national identity. In addition to papers, aids to ethnological research are included and are classified as such under subject headings.
Categories: History

Road To Referendum

Road To Referendum

The Essential Guide to the Scottish Referendum Iain Macwhirter ... 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

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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

The Oxford Essential Guide for Puzzle Solvers

The Oxford Essential Guide for Puzzle Solvers


Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

ISBN: 0425175995

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 498

View: 241

A valuable resource for game solvers and crossword-puzzle enthusiasts presents thousands of entries, organized by the number of letters and featuring a host of category listings and subject categories, ranging from Countries and the Arts to Military Figures and Literature. Original.
Categories: Games & Activities

Managing Risk in Sport and Recreation

Managing Risk in Sport and Recreation

The Essential Guide for Loss Prevention Katharine M. Nohr ... the plaintiff was attending the Scottish Highland Games as a spectator when she sustained ...

Author: Katharine M. Nohr

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736069335

Category: Law

Page: 390

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"Managing Risk in Sport and Recreation includes numerous forms, checklists, and documentation strategies as well as safety questionnaires for each of the sports covered. This lawyer-created toolkit will help you take the necessary steps to reduce injuries, decrease lawsuits, and pinpoint the strengths and weaknesses in your programs. All of the forms and checklists are also reproduced on a CD-ROM included with the book so you can easily access and use them when needed."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: Law

Running Through the Ages 2d ed

Running Through the Ages  2d ed

M. Brander, The Essential Guide to the Highland Games (Edinburgh: Canongate, 1992), p. 18. 3. Howard G. Knuttgen, Sport in China (Champaign, ...

Author: Edward S. Sears

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476620862

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 340

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Beginning with prehumans running down prey, this book describes how ancient, medieval and modern runners have come to run ever faster. Writers of antiquity left few detailed accounts of running but in the early 1800s detailed accounts of running feats and matches appeared in newspapers, journals and books. Nineteenth century pioneers like George Seward, Harry Hutchens, Walter George and Bernie Wefers are here given long-deserved recognition. The six-day Go-as-You-Please races of the 1870s and 1880s—featuring running’s first great female performer, Amy Howard—are discussed. Twentieth century luminaries Helen Stephens, Jesse Owens, Paavo Nurmi, Emil Zatopek, Bob Hayes, Abebe Bikila and Joan Benoit-Samuelson are included, along with the Bunion Derby races of 1928–1929. New material for this revised and expanded second edition includes coverage of the 1970s running boom, women marathon pioneers, the impact of drugs on running, and the feats of 21st century runners such as Usain Bolt, Paula Radcliffe and Haile Gebrselassie.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Explorer s Guide Sarasota Sanibel Island Naples A Great Destination Sixth Edition

Explorer s Guide Sarasota  Sanibel Island   Naples  A Great Destination  Sixth Edition

... 229 Sanibel i: Captiva Islands Essential Guide, 227 Sanibel Bean Island ... 85 Scottish Highland Games 6: Celtic Festival, 93 scuba diving, 66467, 108, ...

Author: Chelle Koster-Walton

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 9781581577341

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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Gain an insider’s vantage point on this exceptional part of the Florida coast. Whether Charlotte Harbor’s wild shorelines and preserved estuaries, or Sarasota’s historic culture sweetened by sugar magnates, travelers have an in-depth look on the environment, history, and culture of this beautiful stretch of coastline. Now in its 6th fully updated edition, this guide gives visitors and locals access to the best of Florida’s Gulf Coast. Do it all, from the fabled “Sanibel stoop” for collecting seashells to dining in the finest five-star bistros. The author’s deep local knowledge again provides the most reliable info available to this paradise.
Categories: Travel

Learning to Teach

Learning to Teach

Not Just for Beginners : the Essential Guide for All Teachers Linda Shalaway ... Highland Games Action Research this type focuses on solving a help faculty ...

Author: Linda Shalaway

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0590251058

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 336

View: 109

Provides research on teaching, advice from experienced teachers, and forms for class use
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands Islands Travel Guide eBook

The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands   Islands  Travel Guide eBook

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 - ...

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited

ISBN: 9781789197211

Category: Travel

Page: 440

View: 856

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

Celtic Culture

Celtic Culture

... Michael , The Essential Guide to the Breathnach , Risteard , ' The Earliest Version a Conference on Celtic Studies , eds . Anders Highland Games .

Author: John T. Koch

Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated

ISBN: 1851094407

Category: History

Page: 2128

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The most comprehensive reference resource on Celtic culture; an encyclopedia written by and for scholars, yet accessible to all.
Categories: History

Cumulative Book Index

Cumulative Book Index



ISBN: UOM:39015058373922

Category: American literature


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A world list of books in the English language.
Categories: American literature

University of Edinburgh Journal

University of Edinburgh Journal

Jones has produced a widely researched and scrupulously annotated book which thoroughly covers ... Peter Gait The Essential Guide to the Highland Games .



ISBN: STANFORD:36105016165198



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