Female caber toss

Female caber toss
Virginia Western
Image by Travlr
Why Scottish games in Virginia?
"Nearly 80% of the families that call the Appalachian Mountains their home can trace their heritage directly to Scotland and Ireland. When tens of thousands fled Scotland and Ireland during the 1700s – due to the Scottish Highland Clearances after the final collapse of the Jacobite cause, and the economic and religious pressures visited upon the Irish through the Ulster Plantation process – nearly all followed a similar emigration path to the colonies. First to the shores of Virginia, then westward, finally settling in and spreading throughout the mountains that dominate present-day western Virginia, West Virginia, western Pennsylvania, and northern Kentucky."

from www.vascottishgames.org

Virginia Scottish Games [?]