Highland games

The 2017 Arnold Sports Festival - The Highland Games / 4K

New to the Arnold in 2017 was the addition of the indoor Scottish Highland Games. Amateurs and Professionals battled side by side over two days of competition to find a champion in the traditional Scottish strength sports.

2017 World Highland Games Championships

Hank Holland was host to the 2017 World Championship games. 11 athletes from across the globe.

Looking for supplies and gear for the Highland Games? Head to Gear Up. Get Throwing.

Highland Game Live is proud to offer live, streaming coverage of Scottish Highland Games events from around the globe. See the top Pros compete and get a front row seat at the famed festivals that host them.

2018 Arnold Strongman Classic | Highland Games Highlights / 8K

Chad's First Highland Games | JTSstrength.com

Chad Wesley Smith enters his first Highland Games at the Costa Mesa Scottish Festival and competes alongside top throwers Matt Vincent, Dan McKim and Andy Vincent.

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Julian Vandervelde: Released 21 Times to Launching Logs at the Highland Games | NFL Films Presents

NFL Films Presents dives into the life of former offensive linemen Julian Vandervelde and his journey to the Scottish Highland Games.

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Daniel Mckim ( World Champion ) Caber Toss ... The clock strikes 12

( SAAA State Championship ) Costa Mesa, CA Scotsfest 2011

STONELAND: An Original Film by Rogue / 4K

There are few places on earth as intimately tied to historic feats of strength as the Highlands of Scotland. There are countless stories of local warriors and clansmen training for battle. Of castle bodyguards proving their strength by carrying heavy weights over long distances. An often cited tale dates back to the 11th century when King Malcolm III summoned his countrymen to compete in a foot race that would determine who would become his royal messenger.

All over Scotland are remnants of these ancient tests of strength — lifting stones, formed over the centuries by wind and river erosion, each with its own history and local lore. A relative few still know about and seek out these ancient stones. This is their story.

Blood & Iron saber tournament at the Victoria Highland Games 2016

Since the previous videos were removed due to a privacy complaint from an unknown individual which is legally invalid bunkum, here is the footage again in a single upload.
It was recorded at the Highland Games in Victoria, BC, Canada, at a public park where people do not have any expectation of privacy, especially since the cameras were clearly visible. The competitors and judges consented to being recorded.

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Cold Showers, Scottish Highland Games, and FlexiSpot Stand-Up Desk


In this video I attend the Scottish Highland games in Woodland, CA. For the first time ever, I get to watch the weight over bar, hammer throw, stone toss, caber toss, and sheaf toss. I also witnessed the Beard competition, Scottish dancing, and some awesome LARPing!

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IHGF Highland Games, Bressuire - 7. cabertoss

IHGF European Amateaur Team Highland Games Championship Bressuire (France)

Oban Highland Games 2008

En agosto, todos los años se celebran en Oban (Escocia) los Highland Games, unos juegos con gran tradición en Escocia en los que hay competiciones atléticas, solistas de gaita y danza. Organizados por la Argyllshire Gathering, la prueba forma parte del campeonato del mundo. 4kvideo filmó la edición 2008.

Scottish Highland Games Challenge In Afghanistan - Camp Leatherneck Competition

The first Highland games held at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan. Featuring the caber toss, braemar, open stone, hammer throw, and weight throw events.

2018 Arnold Sports Festival Highland Games - 56 lb. Weight for Distance

Looking for supplies and gear for the Highland Games? Head to Gear Up. Get Throwing.

Highland Game Live is proud to offer live, streaming coverage of Scottish Highland Games events from around the globe. See the top Pros compete and get a front row seat at the famed festivals that host them.

IHGF Highland Games promo



Inveraray Highland games (2016-07-19) :

Inveraray Highland games (2016-07-19) :
Lukasz Wenta.
Matt Vincent.
Stephen King.
Scott Rider.
Jason Johnston.
Lorne Colthart.
Sebartian Wenta.
Bruce Aitken
Hans Lolkema.
Ray Siachowicz.
Neil Elliott.
Sebastian Huys.
Overall winner Scott Rider.

Assistent fotograaf Hans Lolkema Jr.

Deadlift - 160 kg/ 20 reps. Highland Games. Glasgow-2013. Kristy Scott (USA)

World Highland Woman Championship - 2013

This word truly means a lot…
It’s was always interesting for men - who is the strongest, fastest, toughest?
This interest of competitors and public is the base of sport.
An initiative of restarting the Olympics in 1896 year gave a strong impetus to development of modern sport.
Nowadays sport is a huge industry. Its arsenal contains all necessary attributes of a first-class show: athletes, coaches, stadiums, swimming pools, all types of infrastructure and equipment… and thousands of so-called managers that firmly holds their grips on sport business and give a hard treatment to anybody who dares to disturb their financial schemes.
Millions of dollars that circulate in the sport industry every year stimulate not only new records, but also constant widening of sports variety.
But let’s discuss financial issues another time.
Today it would be wiser to talk about new sports. To be precise, about one particular new sport - STRONGMAN COMPETITIONS.
In the faraway seventies of the XX century in faraway Scotland the strongman named Douglas Edmunds
got an idea. He decided to find a civilized way to answer the traditional and interesting for all the peoples question: who is the strongest man in the world?
To make this idea a reality Douglas registered International Federation of Strongest Athletes (IFSA).
From the very beginning this Federation had its Statute, its Rules and other formal attributes of a modern sports federation. When the question of specific exercises and rules of their completing arose, Federation turned to basic situations of everyday life - situations, when people got to carry, lift, drag and throw some common things. But the weight of these common things was increased to match the level of the true champions. Winners in every exercise were sportsmen that managed to show best results: weight, time, distance, height and number of repeats - standard objective criteria of modern sports. That should cause all the concerns about judges’ unbiassment to disappear.
You may ask - oh, come on, why do you think that variety of other power sports cannot determine the strongest man?
The answer is obvious. No modern power sport can uncover the true variety of a sportsman’s force capabilities as fully as strongman sports do. To win the extraordinary prestigious title of World’s Strongest Man a person must possess a unique combination of absolute strength, velocity strength, static strength, dynamic strength, physical endurance, dexterity and coordination of movements - and he must show them in different exercises, numbers of which had surpassed 50 long ago.
It means that for successful results on competition athlete must be splendidly prepared in all the above mentioned aspects.
And what it means to be “splendidly prepared” in strongman sports?
From the first glance, fortune favors those, who have:
- Excellent anthropometrics;
- Perfect health;
- Genetically imprinted strength;
- A decent gym with all the necessary for the strongmen trainings equipment nearby;
- Enough resources to provide himself with additional equipment, special food and medicines;
- (sadly, not all appreciate this) a trainer truly interested in this sportsman.
If you think so - you’re right.

Highland Games Caber Toss Championship 2014

Video I recorded while at the Highland Games this year in Enumclaw, Washington.

Clash of the Celtic giants 2004 World Highland games.

Clash of the Celtic giants 2004 World Highland games.
Gregor Edmunds.
Wout Zijlstra.
Alistair Gunn.
Bruce Aitken.
Bruce Robb.
Kevin Martin.
Aaron Thurman.

Footage by Wout Zijlstra.

The 2017 World Highland Games Championships (2 days).

The 2017 World Highland Games Championships (2 days).
Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of September 2017 Hank (THE NETHERLANDS).

The 2017 World Highland Games Invitational Heavy Events Championships (8 throwing events in two days.
They are;

Day one:
22lb Scottisch Hammer.
28lb weight for distance (light WFD).
22lb Braemar stone.

Day two:
16lb Scottish Hammer.
56lb weight for distance (heavy WFD).
16lb open stone.
Tossing the caber (the GRUTTE PIET caber).
56lb weight for height (WOB).

Daniel McKim (USA).
Scott Rider (ENG).
Matt Doherty (CAN).
Spencer Tyler (USA).
Heidar Heisi Germundsson (ISL).
Lorne Colthart (SCO).
Sinclair Patience (SCO).
Vladislav Tulacek (CZ).
Pieter Karst Bouma (NL).
Daniel Dorow (D).
Raynor Wortel (NL) .

Organisatie is World Heavy Events i.s.m. de Highland Games Federatie (Tommy de Bruijn & Wulbert Stam) en Scottish Heavy Events Association Hank .
Reffrees: Wulbert Stam, Pétur Guðmundsson en Dr Bill Crawford and OBE David P Webster (President of the World Heavy Events) .
Field assistants: Toby de Brouwer, Wilfred van Est, Patrick van Antwerpen, Willy de Brouwer & Sebastiaan Huijs.
Speakers: David Webster, Bill Crawford & Wout Zijlstra.

The Championships are officially registered and sanctioned by David Webster.

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