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Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

A July 2008 trip to North Carolina by flyingscot4

Grandfather Mountain Photo, North Carolina, United States More Photos
Quote: The second largest Scottish Highland Games in the US are held at Grandfather Mountain in Linville, North Carolina. The acronym is GMHG or Grandfather Mountain Highland Games.
Grandfather Mountain Photo, North Carolina, United States
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Like people of all nationalities, the Scots have their own customs and traditions and it is these that make all nationalities unique to themselves. Moreover, different regions of a country have customs which are different from other parts of the same country. For the Scots, one of these customs comes from the highlands of Scotland - the Highland Games and the Gathering of the Clans. The games, at one time, were held to show off the strength of a particular clan without any intentional blood-letting as well as a time for a meeting of the clan chiefs.There are a number of theories as to how the clan "gatherings" began. The "games" supposedly began in the 11th century when King Malcolm III...Read More

Grandfather Mountain

Attraction | "Grandfather Mountain Highland Games - History of the Games"

Grandfather Mountain Photo, North Carolina, United States
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The Grandfather Mountain Highland Games is the second largest of the Highland Games held in the US. The games are held the second Weekend of July each year. Around 50,000 guests attend the Games each year making the one of the main summer highlights for the State of North Carolina. Between the entertainers, dancers, pipe bands, volunteers, and athletes, more than one thousand people participate in the Games each year.

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Grandfather Mountain
US 221
Linville, North Carolina 28646
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