WELCOME To The Caber Toss
at Kyla’s Highland Games!
Good Morning Highland Games Fans and All Friends of Kyla to whom we dedicate today’s FUN…………………I’m hosting the Caber Toss and for those of you who haven’t ever SEEN the Caber Toss event – it’s amazing – here’s a short video clip!
Highland Games are as iconically Scottish as bagpipes, kilts and whisky – all of which feature heavily at any gathering. The games are also noted for their unique sporting and athletic events many of which involve throwing and lifting. These include the shot put, tug-o-war, caber toss and hammer throw – collectively known as heavy events.
Tossing the caber
The caber toss has come to almost symbolise the Highland games and no gathering anywhere in the world would be complete without it.
In the caber toss, a full length log, usually made of Scots pine, is stood upright and lifted by the competitor using both hands under the bottom of the caber to rest against their body. The competitor then runs forward, building momentum, before tossing the caber into the air so that it turns end over end with the upper end landing before the end originally held by the competitor follows through and hits the ground.
The aim is for the caber to land in line with the original run. If it is straight the toss is said to be in the 12 o’clock position. Competitors are judged on how closely their toss lands to 12 o’clock.
So, without further ado, may I present an incredible display of strength and determination as all of you who were brave enough to enter the Caber Toss “do your thing” for the world to see!!!!!! Ready? Kyla – this is for you girlfriend!
My most sincere thanks to those of you who pawticipated by sending me your caber toss head shots OR photos of you actually doing the caber toss…………….you’re all PAWSOME…………….I just know everyone who sees these will
laugh until they cry love seeing you tossing the caber like pros!!
Now remember to visit all the other activities which are a part of today’s Highland Games……………..because it’s all about having fun together today and especially about having fun for Kyla………….If you stop by Mollie and Alfie’s you’ll see the WHOLE list of fun stuff for today – CLICK HERE!