Highland Gathering

Highland Gathering
n (also Highland Games)
a traditional Scottish outdoor festival which includes music, dancing and sports such as tossing the caber (= throwing a long wooden pole). Highland Gatherings are held each year in a number of places in Scotland, not only in the Highlands. The most famous is the Braemar Gathering in north-east Scotland, in September.

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