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Aberdeen Highland Games and Aberdeenshire Gatherin
Aberdeen Highland Games and Aberdeenshire Gatherings
Scotland has a long tradition and history of Highland Games where Clans would compete against each other in sporting events. Early Celts viewed such events as war games where their strongest and bravest soldiers would win the games. It's a lot more civilised now! Highland games are sociable and fun events.
Events traditionally include caber tossing, hammer throwing, Highland dancing and piping. In between events there are displays and pipe and drum bands.
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Scottish Highland Games
Scottish Highland Games have even spread worldwide. For example in America there are over 264 Scottish Highland Games held in various locations whilst there are over 65 in Canada. Many have more visitors than Highland Games held in Scotland!
The largest overseas Highland Games are the Pleasanton Highland Games held in California, USA. Crowds are estimated at over 60,000 each year.