Game Details

Highland Games

How to Play

Highland Games are a series of sporting events that have historical origins in the Scottish Highlands. The games are often competitions of strength and skill.

Caber Toss

In the Highland Games, a caber can weigh between 70 and 200 lbs.

Hold the caber (dowel or broomstick inside a pool noodle) straight up in the air. Hold it by cupping your hand under its base and leaning it against your chest.

Throw the caber forward by lifting it from the base. Throw the caber so it makes a full turn in the air, end over end, and lands with its base (the end you were holding) away from you.

The object of the game is to land the caber the straightest (not the furthest).

Shot Put

Stone or weight throwing events were practised in the Scottish Highland as early as 2000 years ago. The term Shot likely refers to a cannonball, thrown competitively in the Middle Ages.

To throw a Shot Put, hold the stone or weight in your left hand and rest it against your neck.

On GO, extend your arm and push the stone forward.

The object of the game is to throw the stone the furthest.