LIVE: Capital District Scottish Games @ Altamont Fairgrounds, 8/31/13

September 3rd, 2013, 4:00 pm by Greg
Caber toss

The object of the caber toss is to get the caber to flip over completely and land directly in front of the thrower at exactly 12 o’clock (straight on from the thrower’s position). That’s considered a perfect throw.

Photographs by Michael Seinberg
Additional photograph by Meg Seinberg-Hughes

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

September 6th, 2012, 2:00 pm by Sara
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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Festival Fever: Capital District Scottish Games, 9/1-2/12

August 30th, 2012, 10:00 am by Greg
Hair of the Dog

Hair of the Dog

The annual Capital District Scottish Games take over the Altamont Fairgrounds in Altamont on Saturday and Sunday (September 1 & 2), and naturally there will be plenty of competition 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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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!!”

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Festival Fever: The Capital District Scottish Games, 9/3-4/11

August 29th, 2011, 2:30 pm by Greg

The annual Capital District Scottish Games take over the Altamont Fairgrounds in Altamont on Saturday and Sunday, and naturally there will be 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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