LIVE: Capital District Scottish Games @ Altamont Fairgrounds, 9/1-2/12

One of the highlights is when upwards of 30 Scottish pipe bands march together for the massed bands.

One of the highlights is when upwards of 30 Scottish pipe bands march together for the massed bands.

Photographs by Michael Seinberg

The annual Capital District Scottish Games took over the Altamont Fairgrounds in Altamont last weekend, and there was plenty going on – everything from the traditional caber toss to the highland dance competition, from the Celtic Canine Capers to the Northeastern United States Pipe Band Championship.

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Lacey Johnson @ The Capital District Scottish Games

(left) Lacey Johnson of New Jersey takes her turn Sunday throwing the caber. These cut down trunks can weigh anywhere from 88 to over 100 pounds and be up to 19 feet long; (right) Lacey tosses the sheaf for height during Sunday’s highland athletics competition.

A young girl performs the sword dance during Saturday's dance competition.

A young girl performs the sword dance during Saturday’s dance competition.

The Stone Throw competition at The Capital District Scottish Games

Saturday featured the men’s pro and heavyweight amateur competition. here, a competitor throws the stone for distance. These usually weigh around 17 pounds.

A Scottish wolf hound is one of many canines that attended the 2012 Scottish Games.

A Scottish wolf hound is one of many canines that attended the 2012 Scottish Games.

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