26.06.2013, Author: highlander
The Tartan Army (TA) is the fan base of the Scotland national football team. The name originated in the 1970s and is generally used to describe the large group of fans, who would gather at matches dressed in a uniform of blue kilts. It is not an army in the traditional sense of the word. This particular Army is interested only in battles carried out on the field. With a somewhat storied past, especially where matches against England are concerned, the TA is a competitive yet charitable body. Scottish teams are some of the oldest in the world. Strongly supporting your local team is as much a deeply steeped in Scottish traditions (check: history and culture od Scotland) as are the familiar kilts.
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3.09.2011, Author: highlander
Sport is very important part of Scottish culture. National sport of Scotland is football. Almost every city, big, small or tiny has its football team. It can be more or less professional, but it’s almost obligatory.
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4.06.2010, Author: highlander
Sports in the modern age come and go; the Highland Games in Scotland predate written history. They originate from the earliest Clan gatherings, not only for localities to show off their strongest and most athletic young men, but for Clan leaders to get a good look at the talent available for battle. Regarding the first and best of sport in Scotland:
1. The “Haggis Toss” is not a traditional Highland game. Indeed, tossing a haggis about is a criminal waste of food, so flying haggis at true Highland Games is right out.
2. The weight and dimensions of objects used at each Highland Games vary; today, as in the past, real stones and logs are used.
3. The pine logs used in caber tosses from year to year tend to dry out. Many cabers, then, are soaked for a time in water before the games, to attempt to add the lost weight.
4. Highland Dancing is a competition that demands strength, grace, and stamina. Originally, only men danced at the games, but in the late 19th century, Jenny Douglas entered the competition. Today, 95% of all Highland Games dancers are women. Czytaj całość »
30.09.2009, Author: highlander
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How can you celebrate Scotland and Scottish culture better than just having competitions in piping and drumming, dancing, and Scottish heavy athletics with a lot of fun, bagpipes and men in kilts? There is no better way than Highland games, events held throughout the year in Scotland but not only (i.e. USA).
In some books we can find notes about strong men in Scotland. in Middle Ages training their arms and willing to fight in wars. And after ages they were still training but not to fight on the war but to use their strength during Highland games.
There are a few athletic disciplines that are standard for those games: Czytaj całość »
30.07.2009, Author: highlander