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Grandfather Mountain Highland Games Return July 12-15


July 9, 2018

Photo by Skip Sickler of the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

Braidy Miller, of Lebanon, Tenn., turns the caber during the 62nd Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, where he was named Scottish Athlete of the Games.

Scotland returns to Grandfather Mountain July 12-15 for the 63rd annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games.

Boasting bagpipes, Scottish athletics, Highland melodies, Celtic cuisine, crafts aplenty and tons of tartans, the games hearken back to the rich cultural traditions of Scotland in a setting not so different from the mountains and glens some 3,600 miles away.

The event begins Thursday afternoon, July 12, with border collie sheepherding demonstrations, Celtic entertainment, the running of “The Bear” and the opening ceremonies.

“The Bear” pits approximately 700 runners agains...

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