Scot­tish Games go on de­spite rainy weather

Cecil Whig - - LOCAL - By JANE BELLMYER

jbellmyer@ ce­cil­whig. com

— Ev­ery­thing that makes up the an­nual Scot­tish Games – from pipers to dancers and hag­gis – was there Satur­day. So was the rain. How­ever, that didn’t keep away the throngs of peo­ple that came to the cul­tural and ath­letic event on the grounds of the Fair Hill Nat­u­ral Re­sources Man­age­ment Area. Of­fi­cially called the An­nual Colo­nial High­land Gath­er­ing, the Fair Hill event marked its 56th year on Satur­day.

FAIR HILL

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY JANE BELLMYER

A com­peti­tor works to get the right grip be­fore toss­ing the caber Satur­day in the ath­letic con­test.

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY JANE BELLMYER

The caber, a long heavy tree trunk with its bark re­moved, is hefted sky­ward.

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY JANE BELLMYER

Greater Rich­mond Pipes and Drums get tuned up and re­hearse ahead of com­pe­ti­tion Satur­day at the Scot­tish Games at Fair Hill.

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY JANE BELLMYER

Nahla Davis, 14 months, had more fun play­ing with the grass than watch­ing all the events at the Scot­tish Games.

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