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TITLE
Throwing the stone
EXTERNAL ID
KIGHF_MCIAN_13
DATE OF IMAGE
1847
PERIOD
1840s
CREATOR
R R McIan
SOURCE
Highland Folk Museum
ASSET ID
19776
KEYWORDS
occupations
stones
Throwing the stone

This is a postcard showing the work of the Scottish artist R R McIan. It is one of a series of illustrations in which he portrays aspects of rural life in the Highlands. The illustrations were published in the book 'Gaelic gatherings, or the Highlanders at Home on heather, river and loch', published 1847-49, with accompanying text by James Logan.

Throwing the stone was a test of strength. Stones could weigh up to 24 lbs. In the text which accompanies this illustration, Logan claims that he has seen such stones thrown 33 feet. 'Putting the stone', or clachneart, is also a feature of the modern Highland Games, in the category known as 'heavy athletics'

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Throwing the stone

1840s

occupations; stones

Highland Folk Museum

R.R. McIan Illustrations

This is a postcard showing the work of the Scottish artist R R McIan. It is one of a series of illustrations in which he portrays aspects of rural life in the Highlands. The illustrations were published in the book 'Gaelic gatherings, or the Highlanders at Home on heather, river and loch', published 1847-49, with accompanying text by James Logan.<br /> <br /> Throwing the stone was a test of strength. Stones could weigh up to 24 lbs. In the text which accompanies this illustration, Logan claims that he has seen such stones thrown 33 feet. 'Putting the stone', or clachneart, is also a feature of the modern Highland Games, in the category known as 'heavy athletics'