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TITLE
Shot Putt at Highland Games
EXTERNAL ID
PAWA0010483F
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1920s
CREATOR
David Whyte Studio
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
21521
KEYWORDS
Highland Games
sports
gatherings
sport
athletics
throwing
Shot Putt at Highland Games

A man taking part in a shot putt competition at a Highland Games in the Northern Meeting Park in Inverness. Putting the Shot involves throwing a round weight (the regulation weight is now 17lbs) as far as possible. Prior to the throw the competitor cradles the shot in the crook of their neck before pushing it into the air.

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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Shot Putt at Highland Games

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1920s

Highland Games; sports; gatherings; sport; athletics; throwing

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

David Whyte Collection, Highland Photographic Archive

A man taking part in a shot putt competition at a Highland Games in the Northern Meeting Park in Inverness. Putting the Shot involves throwing a round weight (the regulation weight is now 17lbs) as far as possible. Prior to the throw the competitor cradles the shot in the crook of their neck before pushing it into the air. <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.