The National Highlander Championships
A highlander event is a combination of traditional Highland Games events combined with events more often seen in strongman competitions. This makes for a very exciting and tough competition where a broad range of skill and strength is tested.
The overall Women’s and Men’s Champions have the best aggregate score from all events.
Similar to shot put this traditional Highland Games event involves putting a stone from behind a trig for maximum distance. Each athlete has three attempts to gain the maximum distance.
Saltire Estate Stone Weight - Women 9.5lb & Men 18lb
Each athlete must pick up a heavy stone to the chest and carry the stone for maximum distance without dropping the stone. The athletes walk around a 15 metre course. Only 1 attempt is allowed.
Saltire Estate Stone Weight - Women 73kg & Men 150kg
The most well known of all Highland Games events. Each athlete has three attempts to pick up, run and toss the caber end on end. The goal is to make the caber fall to a 12 O’Clock position (as in a clock face) from the direction of travel.
The Caber: a large tree cut to length and may be smoothed.
Length - Women 12’7 and 63lb & Men 18’2” and 135lb
Each athlete has a single attempt to lift five progressively heavier natural stones from the ground to the top of a barrel. The winner is the athlete who lifts the most stones in the quickest time.
Saltire Estate Stone Weights - Women 55kg, 75kg, 93kg, 97kg, 102kg &
Men 99kg, 112kg, 125kg, 127kg, 149kg.
Another traditional Highland Games event. Each athlete has three attempts to throw a heavy weight up and over a cross bar. If successful the athlete moves to the next height with a further three attempts. The weight must be thrown from a standing position with a single hand. Highest height wins.
Weight - Women 28lb & Men 56lb