LIVE: Capital District Scottish Games @ Altamont Fairgrounds, 9/3-4/11

September 8th, 2011, 2:00 pm by Greg
A competitor winds up during the stone throw event of the Highland Games athletic competition.

A competitor winds up during the stone throw event of the Highland Games athletic competition.

As they used to say in the old “Saturday Night Live” skit, “Welcome to All Things Scottish – if it’s not Scottish, it’s craaaapp!!”

The annual Capital District Scottish Games took over the Altamont Fairgrounds in Altamont last weekend, and naturally there was plenty of competition going on – everything from the traditional caber toss to the bonniest knees contest to the Northeastern United States Pipe Band Championship.

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Nippertown contributing photographer Michael Seinberg spent the weekend immersed in All Thing Scottish, and here’s a bit of what he saw:

The first wave of some 35 bands leads in during the opening ceremonies massed bands.

The first wave of some 35 bands leads in during the opening ceremonies massed bands.

The judges look on as two young dancers perform during the Highland Dance competition.

The judges look on as two young dancers perform during the Highland Dance competition.

A Scotty named Scotty (no kidding) takes to the air during the dog agility competition.

A Scotty named Scotty (no kidding) takes to the air during the dog agility competition.

A lady Scot sends her weight upwards during the weight for height competition.

A lady Scot sends her weight upwards during the weight for height competition.

A young band member looks focused during the pipe band competition.

A young band member looks focused during the pipe band competition.

Photographs by Michael Seinberg