Meluki's Celtic Catalog

Celtic Culture in Words and Music

World History of Highland Games

World History of Highland Games
Item# 9781906307486

Product Description

Publisher: Luath (May 2012)

Author: David Webster

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. (pb)