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Taste haggis, throw a caber, play a bagpipe at Scottish Festival

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    The Scottish Festival includes a dance competition and demonstrations of swordplay, fencing and tartan weaving; a fair offering Celtic music, books, kilt pins, jewelry and crafts; and an array of food.

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    An opening ceremony parade featuring Hawaii Celtic Pipes and Drums.

  • COURTESY JEREMY MCOUAT AND TREVOR INOUYE, TI PHOTOGRAPHY

    An opening ceremony parade featuring Hawaii Celtic Pipes and Drums.

  • COURTESY JEREMY MCOUAT AND TREVOR INOUYE, TI PHOTOGRAPHY

    One jaw-dropping event at the Scottish Festival is the Caber Toss. Contestants pick up a caber (a 12- to 18-foot piece of lumber weighing about 100 pounds), run forward and throw it.

Competitions that are the ultimate tests of brawn and athleticism are among the highlights of an annual celebration of Scottish history and culture held in Honolulu by the Hawaiian Scottish Association since 1982. Read more

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