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scott fulton 2w1
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The 1822 revival Over time the games grew in number and popularity but suffered a mortal blow with the Act of Proscription in 1746 following the crushing of the Jacobite Rebellion. The act outlawed Scottish dress, customs and gatherings and was in force for almost 40 years.
Piping and Highland dancing The Games, of course, are as much about music and dancing as they are about sports. Dancing, piping, fiddling, and playing the clarsach (Gaelic harp).
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They usually comprise a programme of field and track events, piping and Highland dancing competitions and 'heavy events' like the tug-o-war, the hammer throw and tossing the caber.
after its repeal the games started to revive and the fortunes of the national customs were given a tremendous boost with the visit to Scotland in 1822 of George IV.
The King appeared in Edinburgh in full Highland dress and received an ecstatic welcome and is commemorated to this day in two famous Edinburgh landmarks – George Street and George IV Bridge
There was a competitive element here too. The clan chieftains pitted their pipers against those of other clans and the prestige that came from success was considerable.
The pipers and the colour and grandeur of the Scottish scenery which forms their backdrop, Highland Games become a must on The competitive element is a major attraction in its own right but when combined with the spectacle of Highland dancers any visitor's Scotland itinerary.
Highland Games across the world Highland Games have been picked up across continents with the first Highland Games in the USA happening in New York in 1836.
The Caledonian Club of San Francisco held its first Games in 1866 and boasts the oldest continuously running Games in the USA with the St Andrews Society of Detroit hot on its tail.
Today, in addition to the games all across Scotland itself, there are more than 200 annual games and gatherings across the US and Canada, with games also in New Zealand and Australia.
The Strathmore highland games start on the 12th of June 2014 and ends later that day The ticket prices are Adult £6.00 senior/Student/Child £3.00 Family £15.00 Car Parking £1.00
The events will be tossing the Caber Throwing the Hammer Highland Dancing Pipe Band Competition Tug o’ War Cycling Running Audience Fun Run
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