The World History of the Highland Games

The World History of the Highland Games


David P. Webster

ISBN: 1st edition - 9781906307486; 2nd edition - 9781913025236

Binding: paperback

Temporarily out of stock [2nd edition not yet published]

Expected release, March 2020

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Highland Games expert Webster charts the history of the events which have been a defining feature of Scotland's identity for centuries. Uncovering the true origins behind today's traditions, Webster details the development of the gatherings from ancient Celtic roots to current international status. He examines the tradition's influence in the global sporting arena, and how Highland Games attracted mass appeal and participation long before the advent of the modern Olympics. Complemented by archival prints, lavish illustrations and beautiful photographs, this deluxe paperback book will delight anyone interested in the history and development of Highland Games around the world.


David Webster heads the list of strength historians.  Bill Pearl, Legends of the Iron Game

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