Eight centuries of tradition in an afternoon

The contestant who threw a rolling pin the closest to the target won. Photo by Tom Brown

Bagpipes droned and hammers were thrown at the 95th annual Round Hill Highland Games at Lime Rock Park on Sunday, June 30. 

Contestants competed in a variety of events, including caber toss, where the goal is to lift and toss a 20 foot log end-over-end. If the log lands in line with its original position, it is said to be in the 12 o’clock position. Competitors try to have the log land as near to 12 as possible. 

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