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TITLE
'Throwing the Weight', Inverness Highland Games
EXTERNAL ID
HC_INV_HIGHLANDGAMES_009
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1990s
SOURCE
The Highland Council
ASSET ID
13498
KEYWORDS
Highland Gatherings
sports
competitions
Highland sports
throwing the weight
'Throwing the Weight', Inverness Highland Games

This photograph shows Sandy Cameron of Kirkhill participating in the 'weight over the bar' competition at Inverness Highland Games in 1990 or 1991.

The Northern Meeting Society was inaugurated on 11 June 1788 in the Town Hall of Inverness with the aim of organising activities, such as balls and hunts, for the social elite of the Highlands. In 1790 the Society's own rooms were built on Church Street and these remained their headquarters until 1963.

In 1822 the Society gave financial help for a Highland Games held at Dunaincroy. These games became an annual feature from 1837 with the Society building the Northern Meeting Park in Ardross Street to host the event. Today the games are held in Bught Park. Of the various social events which made up its calendar only the annual Northern Meeting Piping Championship survives

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'Throwing the Weight', Inverness Highland Games

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1990s

Highland Gatherings; sports; competitions; Highland sports; throwing the weight

The Highland Council

Highland Council: Inverness Area (1990s)

This photograph shows Sandy Cameron of Kirkhill participating in the 'weight over the bar' competition at Inverness Highland Games in 1990 or 1991.<br /> <br /> The Northern Meeting Society was inaugurated on 11 June 1788 in the Town Hall of Inverness with the aim of organising activities, such as balls and hunts, for the social elite of the Highlands. In 1790 the Society's own rooms were built on Church Street and these remained their headquarters until 1963.<br /> <br /> In 1822 the Society gave financial help for a Highland Games held at Dunaincroy. These games became an annual feature from 1837 with the Society building the Northern Meeting Park in Ardross Street to host the event. Today the games are held in Bught Park. Of the various social events which made up its calendar only the annual Northern Meeting Piping Championship survives