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Kilts and Queen Gather For Traditional Scottish Games

On the first Saturday in September the British Royal family descends on Braemar, Scotland for "the games." The monarch sponsors the Annual Braemar Highland Gathering, a traditional competition, whose modern incarnation goes back 200 years.

Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, along with many of their subjects watched a diverse set of events including: highland dancing, piping, tossing the caber, putting the stone, throwing the hammer, sprinting, long leap, tug of war, children's sack race. The British media noted that the Queen "wore a peach-coloured outfit, and a kilted Philip and Charles arrived at the Games arena shortly after 3pm in a maroon Rolls-Royce." Check out pictures of the royal family, and the lively competitors!


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Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
Me too :drool:
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
Well definitely gamier I didn't find it particularly tough though quite nice actually. My cousin went hunting off the coast of Los Angeles on Catalina Island. They have a breeding population out there for hunting purposes. I would serve it with a nice chutney and some red wine. Mmm M! Girl I'm salivating now.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
I've unfortunately not had the opportunity to try much wild game. What does wild boar taste like, hypno and rabidmoon? I'm imagining a gamier, tougher version of pork?
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
LOL! Chicken heart stew. That sounds like a potion for love. I love wild boar too. Some people have trouble adjusting to the wild taste in meat vs. the domestic but I love it.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
I've always wanted to try wild boar. When I was growing up, my parents had a restaurant, so they'd go through dozens of chickens every day. My dad used to take all the hearts and make me this delicious stew from them.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
Nopales is cactus by the way
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
Hey rabidmoon I love beef tongue. One of my favorite dishes growing up was lingua con nopales y frijoles y chile y tortillas. Mmm Mm M! Yummy Yummy
rabidmoon rabidmoon 8 years
My Finnish bf keeps insisting I would like reindeer tounge. Now..I like a lot of things...raw fish, duck, pheasant, moose, even wild boar. But...something that used to lick something on a plate...not quite there yet. :D
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
Looks like fun. I think my two favorite would be hopping around in the sack and throwing the hammer.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
That sounds so yum. And I loooove lamb. I've heard great things about Scottish lamb before as well. I'm Taiwanese, so I have no problem with organ meats--grew up eating them.
rabidmoon rabidmoon 8 years
Oh Jude, haggis can be really nice actually! Seriously, well, I like it on the spicy-peppery side but I ate it a lot in Scotland. When its good quality its quite good, not "wierd" at all and this is coming from someone who is not a fan of "organ meats"... Its common in Scotland to see dishes like a roasted chicken breast stuffed with it, topped with a whisky cream sauce...but the most satifying way is just the classic with the bashed turnips and potatoes, and a bit of gravy. Actually there is some awesome food in Scotland if you ignore all the crap...incredible lamb, for a start.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
I'd rather watch Monty Python's Upper Class Twit of the Year games, but that's just me. I'm also the only person I know who's longing to try haggis, so I'm clearly just weird.
raciccarone raciccarone 8 years
The Royal Family shall also engage in such traditional whimsical party games as "Tea Cups and Fancy Britches", "Dipping the Wicket" and "Goose Plucking The Blackboot".
rabidmoon rabidmoon 8 years
Braemar is well known since the Royals attend, but I used to live in Halkirk, which was actually a larger game event...our tiny little village was bombarded once a year (In a good way) with loads of competitors from as far away as Australia. It made for a really lively atmosphere!
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