This is my last installment for the Scottish Highland Games series. Sorry, I don't have a picture for the stone throw.
Many believe the stone throw originated with the ancient stone of strength or clachneart often found at the gate of a
The stone throw at Scottish Highland Games is like the modern shot put, but uses a round stone—river stones work well—weighing between 16 and 28 pounds. The stone is put from the front of the shoulder, using only one hand. The competitors are allowed a 7' 6" approach to the toeboard or trig. Most athletes glide, twirl, and then throw the stone. If an athlete touches the top of the trig or the ground in front of it, the throw doesn't count. The farthest throw wins.
The Caber Toss
The 28-lb. Weight Throw
The 56-lb Weight Throw
The Sheaf Toss
The Hammer Throw