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Highland Games

Held year-round, all over the world, the Highland Games celebrate the strength of Scottish culture -- from the bagpipes to the kilts to the friendly competitions.

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Photography by Paul Tomkins / VisitScotland / Scottish Viewpoint

Members of the Atholl Highlanders -- Europe’s only legal private army -- participate in the Open Tug O' War at the Atholl Gathering at Blair Castle in Perthshire, Scotland. The earliest recorded highland games were held during the reign of Malcolm Canmore, King of Scotland nearly 1,000 years ago.

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