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Athletic Competition

A Celtic tradition dating back to the 11th century in Scotland, the Scottish Games is a worldwide celebration of the legendary strength and endurance of the highlander.

Scottish heavy athletics owe their roots to the Highland warriors who would keep in shape between battles by competing among themselves using everyday implements.  A stone, a blacksmith’s hammer, and a tree trunk (caber) all became tools for building strength for battle.


When the English forbid any Scotsman to bear arms these alternatives to traditional weapons were used to select the finest athletes for war.  Clan warriors competed in these types of heavy athletic events to demonstrate their relative strength so it is fitting that clan tents line the athletic field at today’s event.  

Join us this year at the Savannah Scottish Games and challenge other kilt-donning athletes in athletic competition that include the legendary Caber Toss, Sheaf Toss, Scottish Hammer Throw, Open Stone Put and much more. The most spectacular of them all is the legendary Caber Toss – ‘ye casting of the bar’


Single Athlete registration is $25 and includes:

  • (1) Adult general admission ticket (for athlete)

  • (1) Savannah Scottish Games athlete t-shirt 


​Athlete Family Package is $45 and includes:

  • (2) Adult & (1) Child general admission tickets

  • ​(1) Savannah Scottish Games athlete t-shirt 

We encourage all beginners (novices) who would like to learn to throw to be on the field at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the Games for a one hour clinic. No kilts are required for the clinic. Only registered Novices will be throwing from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. It is best to get your Registration in early as space is limited.


Men’s Amateur A
Men’s Amateur B
Men’s Masters – Age 40-49
Men’s Masters – Age 50+
Men’s Novice 
Women’s Open
Women’s Masters – Age 40+


Turning of the Caber / The Caber Toss
Tossing the Sheaf (16 lbs)
Clach Neart or “Stone of Strength” (16 lb stone)
22 lb Hammer Throw
28 Weight Throw
56 lb Weight Throw
56 lb Weight Toss for Height

For more information, please contact Jason McFarland - Heavy Athletics.m at

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