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World History of Highland Games

by David Webster, Lynn Boland Richardson

World History of Highland Games Synopsis

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.

World History of Highland Games Press Reviews

David Webster heads the list of strength historians. - BILL PEARL, Legends of the Iron Game

Book Information

ISBN: 9781906307486
Publication date: 1st July 2011
Author: David Webster, Lynn Boland Richardson
Publisher: Luath Press Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 282 pages
Categories: Sporting events & management, History of sport,

About David Webster, Lynn Boland Richardson

David P Webster has been described as the leading authority on Highland Games after being involved in the sport for over fifty years. A champion in his own right and an authority at the highest level in Scottish leisure and recreational authorities, he organises and commentates at Highland gatherings in every continent. Webster officiated at Olympic Games in Rome, Mexico City and Munich and has served in numerous positions on the Commonwealth Games Council for Scotland since 1957; he is now the Council's Life Vice President. He has received many national and international honours including an OBE at Buckingham Palace in 1995. ...

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