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Members of the Clan Gordan Highlands Pipe Band (Credit: Craig Ruttle)

Members of the Clan Gordan Highlands Pipe Band of Locust Valley, N.Y. marches during the Old Westbury Gardens 50th Annual Scottish Games. (Aug 28, 2010)

Scottish Games

At the Scottish Games, you'll see the kind of sports that truly start a Scot's blood running, like putting the stone (it's kind of like shot-put) and tossing the sheath (a hay bale). These traditional feats of strength and skill are part of what keeps the Scottish Games -- well, Scottish, organizers say.

A man shows his form as he
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A man shows his form as he "putts the stone" at the Long Island Scottish Games at Old Westbury Gardens. Known in Gaelic as "Clachneat," this event involves a stone weighing 16-20 pounds and is thrown similarly to the modern day shot put. (Aug. 23, 2008)

Members of the Clan Gordan Highlands Pipe Band
(Credit: Craig Ruttle)

Members of the Clan Gordan Highlands Pipe Band of Locust Valley, N.Y. marches during the Old Westbury Gardens 50th Annual Scottish Games. (Aug 28, 2010)

Members of Siol na h'Eireann pipe band march
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Members of Siol na h'Eireann pipe band march and perform at the Old Westbury Gardens 50th Annual Scottish Games. (Aug. 28, 2010)

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Scottish Festival drumming will be one of the
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Scottish Festival drumming will be one of the highlights at this year's Scottish Festival Aug. 25-26, 2012 at Old Westbury Gardens in Old Westbury.

Jeremey Vasquez of Huntington releases the pole during
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Jeremey Vasquez of Huntington releases the pole during the caber toss at the Old Westbury Gardens 50th Annual Scottish Games. (Aug. 28, 2010)

Glen Cove resident Tyler Michie, 4, and a
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Glen Cove resident Tyler Michie, 4, and a member of the Gordon Highlanders play the bagpipes at the 51st Annual Scottish Games at Old Westbury Gardens. (Aug. 27, 2011)

Emma Park, 7, of Lake Ronkonkoma and a
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Emma Park, 7, of Lake Ronkonkoma and a father from Glasgow, Scotland, compete in the rope pull at the 51st Annual Scottish Festival and Highland Games at Old Westbury Gardens. (Aug. 27, 2011)

The Siol ha H'Erieann Pipe band marches at
(Credit: Craig Ruttle)

The Siol ha H'Erieann Pipe band marches at the Old Westbury Gardens 50th Annual Scottish Games. (Aug 28, 2010)

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At the Old Westbury Gardens 50th Annual Scottish
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At the Old Westbury Gardens 50th Annual Scottish Games. (Aug 28, 2010)

A participant of the
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A participant of the "Caber Toss" at the Long Island Scottish Games at Old Westbury Gardens.

Some of the clothing and gear is looked
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Some of the clothing and gear is looked over by shoppers at the Old Westbury Gardens 50th Annual Scottish Games. (Aug 28, 2010)

A typical scene at the Scottish Games at
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A typical scene at the Scottish Games at Old Westbury Gardens.

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