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TITLE
Caber Toss at Highland Games
EXTERNAL ID
PAWA0010483D
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1920s
CREATOR
David Whyte Studio
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
21519
KEYWORDS
Highland Games
sports
gatherings
sport
cabers
caber toss
Caber Toss at Highland Games

A man tossing the caber at Highland Games at the Northern Meeting Park in Inverness. A caber is basically a tree trunk. They usually weigh in the region of 150lbs and are around 18ft long. The contestant lifts the caber from the bottom and has to toss it over in as straight a line as possible.

The Northern Meeting Society was founded in 1788 to organise social activities such as balls, hunts and piping competitions. In 1822 the Society helped to stage the first modern Highland Games in Inverness. In 1835 sports and games were held at Dochfour and two years later they moved to the Longman and the games were opened to the public. In 1864 the Northern Meeting's own park was opened in Inverness and the games were held there for the next 70 years. This photograph was taken in the 1920s.


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Caber Toss at Highland Games

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1920s

Highland Games; sports; gatherings; sport; cabers; caber toss

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

David Whyte Collection, Highland Photographic Archive

A man tossing the caber at Highland Games at the Northern Meeting Park in Inverness. A caber is basically a tree trunk. They usually weigh in the region of 150lbs and are around 18ft long. The contestant lifts the caber from the bottom and has to toss it over in as straight a line as possible.<br /> <br /> The Northern Meeting Society was founded in 1788 to organise social activities such as balls, hunts and piping competitions. In 1822 the Society helped to stage the first modern Highland Games in Inverness. In 1835 sports and games were held at Dochfour and two years later they moved to the Longman and the games were opened to the public. In 1864 the Northern Meeting's own park was opened in Inverness and the games were held there for the next 70 years. This photograph was taken in the 1920s. <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.