Highland Games

Laura is here for a much overdue visit. Jim heard about the Highland Games, and knowing there would be bagpipes and men in kilts, off we went.

We found there:

  • The Kilted Mile race. A U of O runner won in less than 4 minutes 15 seconds
  • A drum major competition. I gave my own awards: most like Sean Connery in The Man who Would be King and best hat
  • The ninth best bagpipe corps in the world, visiting from Canada. Would change your mind about bagpipes.
  • Sword dancers
  • Women in corsets

Alas, we arrived too late for the rock throwing and left before the cabor toss. Instead we finished the day off with drinks and Cajun tots and Pinball at Edgefield.

More pictures from the day

Author: Nadya Boone

Nadya makes cocktails, writes, and knows random useless things. She would say she named the Unibrain, except that by definition the Unibrain named itself.