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WE DEDICATE THIS SITE 
AND 
THE FUTURE PARK
DARKWELL CASTLE
IN 
REMEBERANCE OF
 MY PAPA
LESTER J. ANDERSON
 AND 
HIS FATHER
MY GRAMPA
NEILS L. JORGENSEN - ANDERSON
ALSO
GEORGE K. JOHNSON
OF KERN SCOTTISH SOCIETY
MY OTHER GRAMPA

RIP 
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Kern County
Scottish Society
PRESENTS
20th 
Annual 
Scottish Games 

 Gathering
Saturday,
 April 18th, 2015
Games
 9am-5pm.
Ceilidh 
6pm-10pm
Kern County Fairgrounds
 1142 South  P St
 Bakersfield, CA

Mark your calendar for 2015 
stay tuned! 
Event schedules
 and
 more info 
to be announced









  
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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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.
 
 

Mary Queen of Scots inspects her guards
She is now 10 years old


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keep your fingers crossed for them to attend this year


We are Kyle and Kaylee Sinclair, papermakers of the 15th century. We are in the service of Mary Queen of Scots, we are currently traveling about the country. Come join us and learn the history of papermaking.
 


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We are pleased to present 
Lester and his amazing horses
the little queens favorite rocking horse.







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Bóithrín
The Star of the County Down
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