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Every August, Oban is the place to be to enjoy a highland games that is unsurpassed by any other. In the Track and Field events and in the Dancing many of the competitions are for Scottish championship titles and in the solo Piping, the competitions are for World championship titles.
With traditionally kilted strongmen picking up, walking with and then tossing the caber, others swirling round and throwing the hammer, and teams of determined men struggling to gain ground in the tug o' war its an exciting, invigorating atmosphere even for a spectator!
The Games celebrate our rich culture and heritage with field and track events, piping and Highland dancing competitions and 'heavy events' including the world championships for tossing the caber.