If you like a man in a kilt…

…you might like a few of the pictures I took this afternoon at the Greater Greenville Scottish Games and Highlands Festival.

I can’t quite pinpoint what it is about men in kilts throwing very heavy things that has such a wide appeal, but they’ve obviously got something going for them.

My only regret is that I didn’t have any gamblers with me. The prop betting potential for the Scottish Games was fantastic. I can’t tell you how badly I was jonesing to bet on whether the big guys could flip the caber end over end, or, as in the photo below, use a pitchfork to throw a heavy burlap sack over a large horizontal pole.

More men with big muscles and insufficient lower-wear at my Flickr account.

Update: Tom, a fellow local blogger and photographer. has a much more comprehensive report on the games over at Random Connections.

Brad Willis

Brad Willis is a writer based in Greenville, South Carolina. Willis spent a decade as an award-winning broadcast journalist. He has worked as a freelance writer, columnist, and professional blogger since 2005. He has also served as a commentator and guest on a wide variety of television, radio, and internet shows.

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4 Responses

  1. Da Goddess says:

    I’ve placed my order for one or two of those Scotsmen. How soon on delivery?

  2. Katitude says:

    Aye laddie, there’s something about the way the tartan swishes when they walk that makes me think that perhaps all is well with the world.

    Oh, and I loves me a good caber toss!

  3. Sean D says:

    Sounds like something Wawfuls would do. Stop peeking under tartan Otis and get back to work.

  4. gatorphish says:

    I forgot how much those Highlanders loved their Hamburger Helper.
    Enjoy the show Tuesday evening.