30 novembre 2014

IHGF World Championship 2015: A historic first in France

UPDATE: For the first time in the history of the Highland Games, the International Highland Games Federation will have its World Championship in France in one of the most spectacular settings ever seen.The place: the old castle of Bressuire The line-up:The Top Twelve among professional Heavies The twelve throwers who will compete for the Holy Grail of the IHGF Highland Games represent the crème de la crème and come from all over the world:   Dan Mc KIM for the USA Matt VINCENT for the USA Matt DOCHERTY for Canada Craig... [Lire la suite]

02 juin 2013

The striking of the shield (update)

When you witness the opening of the Highland Games, you may be intrigued by the ceremony of the shield. So, ready for a history lesson? Thanks to David WEBSTER, international president of the Games, we are able to supply the following explanation. Around 1050 Malcolm III, King of Scotland, launched the very first Highland Games. A new messenger Malcolm needed a new messenger and, like any self-respecting king, he wanted to recruit the fastest man in the country. To do so, he organised a race to the top of Craig Choinnich,... [Lire la suite]