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    47TH          ANNUAL
     SCOTTISH  GAMES
    AND
    CELTIC           FESTIVAL
    MONTEREY, CA.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Want more info on Scottish Heavy Athletics?  
    Highland Games / Heavy Athletics:    
      The Hammer Throw, the Stone Throw, Weight for Distance, Weight for Height, and the Caber Toss.
    Caber Toss  The caber is stood up for the thrower with the large end up. The thrower hoists the caber up and cups the small end in his hands. He then takes a short run with the caber and then stops and pulls the caber so that the large end hits the ground and the small end flips over and faces away from the thrower. The caber is scored for accuracy as though the thrower is facing the 12:00 position on a clock face. A judge behind the thrower calls how close to the 12:00 position the small end of the caber lands, 12:00 being a perfect toss. If the caber is not turned, a side judge calls the degrees of the angle the caber makes with the ground.

      Weight For Distance: Also known as the weight throw event. There are actually two separate events, one using a light (28 lb. for men and 14 lb. for women) and the other a heavy (56 lb for men, 42 lb. for masters men, and 28 lb for women) weight. The weights are made of metal and have a handle attached by means of a chain. The implement is thrown with one hand using any technique. Usually a spinning technique is employed. The longest throw wins. 
     Hammer Throws:  thrown for distance over the shoulder. Hammer throwers sometimes employ specially designed footwear with flat blades to dig into the turf to maintain their balance and resist the centrifugal forces of the implement as it is whirled about the head. This substantially increases the distance attainable in the throw.

     
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    MONTEREY
    HIGHLAND GAMES
        
    PRESENTS

    The 47th Annual Scottish Games & Celtic Festival

    Saturday August 2, 2014
    and
    Sunday August 3, 2014
    Monterey County Fairgrounds  
     
      Monterey Scottish Games
    The Scottish Society of the Monterey Peninsula
    P. O. Box 51729
    Pacific Grove, CA 93950
     
    GREAT HIGHLAND GAME!!
     
    RV CAMPING
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    Celtic Celebration
    October 4-5, 2014
     
               

    THE ROYAL FALCONERS KEEPLADY FLEMING

    The Flemings

    and 
     The Royal Birds of Prey
    Fly demos and talks
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Queens Guard
     
    We are the 2nd 3rd or 4th sons of noblemen, or wealthy merchants, We do not inherit, therefore we must gain favor from the Queen for our families through military service. We must pay for our own weapons n armor.
     
     
     
     
     

    Paper Makers  
    We are Kyle and Kaylee Sinclair, papermakers of the 16th century. We are in the service of Mary Queen of Scots in the year of our Lord 1562, but are currently traveling about the country. Come join us and learn the history of papermaking.
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Sierra Nevada Spinners and Weavers
    A local club that demonstrates Spinning and weaving technics and equipment used during the period.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Celtic Celebration 2011
    Words o' the month
    A two-for-one special this month!

    Bóithrín
    :
    "boreen"
      Irish for "small road." These narrow lanes between fields are instantly familiar to anyone who's gone for strolls in the Irish countryside.
    Cailín:
    "colleen"
    Irish for a young girl.
    From
    The Star of the County Down
    "Down a boreen green came a sweet colleen/And she smiled as she passed me by."
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    RENO CELTIC CELEBRATION
    &
    DARKWELL THANKS YOU!!
     
    You Wells Fargo  in Reno, Nevada
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     Three Wise Women would hav. . .
    Asked directions,
    Arrived on time,
    Helped deliver the baby,
    Cleaned the stable,
    Made a casserole,
    Brought practical gifts and
    There would be Peace on Earth!!
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     OUR PAST EVENTS:
    2012 Sparks Christmas Parade
    Celtic Celebration 2012
    Thank you all that participated
     
    HARRAHS HOTEL CASINO
    AWSOME BUFFEE
    AND GREAT ROOMS
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    NEVADA BLUE PRINTING
    ROYAL COURT PRINTING
    RENO CELTIC CELEBRATION
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    THE GRAND SIERRA
    ROBERT BURNS DINNER
     
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