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TITLE
'Putting the Shot' at sports day, Inverness Royal Academy, 1894-5
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_1999_116_132
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
1895; 1896
PERIOD
1890s
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
11224
KEYWORDS
Putting the shot
Inverness Royal Academy
Olympic Games
sports days
'Putting the Shot' at sports day, Inverness Royal Academy, 1894-5

'Putting the Shot' at Sports Day, Inverness Royal Academy, 1895-6. This is one of the oldest of the traditional heavyweight sports in Highland Scotland. In its simplest form all it required was a smooth stone or boulder from the river bed. Before the use of standardized 16-pound iron shots, each Highland Gathering had its own stone which could vary in size and weight. The 16-pound shot was adopted for men in the first modern Olympic Games in 1896


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'Putting the Shot' at sports day, Inverness Royal Academy, 1894-5

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1890s

Putting the shot; Inverness Royal Academy; Olympic Games; sports days

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

Joseph Cook Collection

'Putting the Shot' at Sports Day, Inverness Royal Academy, 1895-6. This is one of the oldest of the traditional heavyweight sports in Highland Scotland. In its simplest form all it required was a smooth stone or boulder from the river bed. Before the use of standardized 16-pound iron shots, each Highland Gathering had its own stone which could vary in size and weight. The 16-pound shot was adopted for men in the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.