Dec 2, 2009 ... The hero of my latest release, Kilted Lover, tosses cabers at the Scottish Games. I
thought it would be fun to take a look back at the history of the ...
By far the most recognizable trademark of the games is the spectacular caber
toss. The origins of this event are unknown, although it may have developed as a
Caber Toss - the signature event of the Highland Games, an 18-20' log .... This
event had its origin in wartime battle tactics, where legend holds it was used to ...
A Scottish athletic event consisting in throwing a “caber,” a straight,
approximately 17-foot- (5-metre-) long log (from which the bark has been
removed) so that it ...
Well the gents who participate in the Scottish sport of caber tossing prove that it
can be done. The caber toss is a popular segment of any Highland Games. .... in
West Lothian will find loads of interesting information on the history o.... read
Caber Toss. The Caber is a tree that has been cut and trimmed down so one end
is slightly wider than the other. It can vary length from 16 to 22 feet and ...
The origin of the 7 and a half foot approach allowed in the Scottish games is .... In
Scandinavia today, caber tossing is known as sdågstørtning (from stáng 'pole' ...
Scottish Weight throws are the origin of the NCAA track weight throw. The weight
throw was ... eliminates all of them as the origins of the caber toss. Myth 1: The ...
Tossing the caber. Posted by Dave Tabler | July 5, 2007. If you missed the
Gatlinburg (TN) Scottish Festival & Games back in May, or can't wait till
November for ...
The origins of "tossing the caber" are not clear although there have been a
number of theories; the most likely is that it was a sport amongst foresters that ...