24 décembre 2014

Hammerry Christmas and Happy New Year

What is so special about this French Père Noël created by Erwin SUVAAL? You can guess he wants to wish you a "Merry Christmas". That's true but that's not enough...The blogger gives you a clue: he loves the Highland Games. So, it's easy to know that he just wants to wish you a "Hammerry Christmas" Even if his hammer has got a handle! Never mind! I just hope he has got a nice present for you and your family.Why not a ticket for the fantastic show in Bressuire, France for the IHGF World Championships on June 13,14? Many thanks to... [Lire la suite]

20 décembre 2014

Dan McKIM and his flying hammers: TWO world records in 2014

"If I had a hammer,I'd hammer in the morningI'd hammer in the evening,All over this land.I'd hammer out danger,I'd hammer out a warning,I'd hammer out love between my brothers and my sisters,All over this land" There is no need for Dan Mc KIM, one of the high-flyiers at the Bressuire Worlds next year, to sing Pete Seeger's song. He has a hammer in the morning, in the evening and he uses it well.Very well!And he sends it flying far away...Further and further away! Two birds with a stone, two records with a hammerAnd he has... [Lire la suite]
12 décembre 2014

After the evolution of a thrower...the evolution of a Scotsman

Just remember! A few weeks ago, the Highland Games blog posted this drawing by Rampant Lion about the evolution of species.It just revealed the origins of caber-tossers and hammer-throwers. And many of you enjoyed it with quite a lot of "likes" on Facebook. The naked truth But quite a few, particularly in Scotland, also wanted to know where they came from. The blog can now unveil the evolution of the Scotsman and help you answer this existential question: "to be or not to be naked under the kilt".And, believe me or not, this is... [Lire la suite]
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08 décembre 2014

IHGF Worlds: a facebook of the 12 champions in Bressuire

UPDATE: Want to see what the 12 throwers in competition for the IHGF Highland Games Worlds in Bressuire look like? Just have a look at this homemade slideshow... and discover the twelve champions in alphabetical order: Peter Karst BOUMA from Holland, Matt DOCHERTY from Canada, Robert FAZEKAS from Hungary, Jona Mac FARLANE from New Zealand, Dan Mac KIM from the USA, Sinclair PATIENCE from Scotland, Scott RIDER from England, Craig SINCLAIR from Scotland, Jimmy VAN DE WALLE from Belgium, Matt VINCENT from the USA, Lucasz WENTA... [Lire la suite]
04 décembre 2014

St Andrew's Day in Bressuire, France: whisky-tasting as usual

This is now a tradition in Bressuire, France to celebrate the twinning with Fraserburg, Scotland. With Highland Games, of course! But also with haggis and whisky! Whiskypedia For Saint Andrew's Day, the committee organises its usual whisky-tasting party.35 guests can learn about the history of whisky, listen to a piper and enjoy a selection of 7 malted beverages. It's a kind of whiskypedia where you can read, see but also smell and taste. For the 2014 celebration, 5 whiskies came from Scotland, one from Sweden and one from... [Lire la suite]
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01 décembre 2014

IHGF Worlds in Bressuire, France: here comes the trailer...

Want to have a preview of the IHGF Highland Games next June in Bressuire, France?Just a click to imagine what it will be like... A video by Gavin ANDERSON for Highland Games France and for the blog  

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]
11 novembre 2014

Armistice Day in Bressuire, France: a piper for peace

With a bagpipe, you can win wars.But you can also celebrate peace.This is what Gavin Anderson , the most famous Scot in Bressuire, did yesterday for Remembrance Day. His moving "Amazing Grace" to commemorate the end of the First World War was one of the highlights of the ceremony. Just listen to him!  
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24 octobre 2014

After the 66 in the Guiness Book, the history of multi-caber toss

Thanks to David GARMAN, we can have more about the history of multi-caber toss after the fantastic "66 cabers" of Inverness. "I have something here that shows the birth of the multi-caber toss. This is Myrtle Creek, Oregon circa 1998. Six cabers in Myrtle Creek This photo was sent to me by Eric Wechter, long time thrower and highland games archivist. From left to right, Looks like Bill "Wild Bill" Butler (HOF), Bryant Harris in the green kilt, third guy is unknown at this time, Mike Douglas with the yellow and red caber, Big... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2014

The line-up for the BRESSUIRE World Championship

The best twelve throwers of the world will compete in BRESSUIRE on June13,14. The blog is happy to post their names given by Francis Brebner, the president of the International Highland Games Federation.Dan Mc KIM, Matt VINCENT for the USA Matt DOCHERTY for Canada Craig SINCLAIR, Sinclair PATIENCE for Scotland Sebastian WENTA, Lucasz WENTA for Poland Scott RIDER for England Peter-Karst BOUMA for Holland Jimmy VAN DE WALLE for Belgium Robert FAZEKAS for Hungary Jono Mac FARLANE for New Zealand The 12 throwers will be very... [Lire la suite]