Scottish-style Highland Games arrive in Southeast Alabama


Daleville, Alabama (WTVY) – Daleville was the site of a Scottish tradition, mixing Olympic-style games and kilts.

On Saturday, the Southeast Alabama Highland Games and Scottish Heritage Festival returned in 2021, having disappeared last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The competition is made up of games that show the strength and determination of the athletes competing, including shot put, hammer throw and beam flips.

Athletes of all ages and levels came to show their strength.

There were also Huey helicopter tours, vendors, and Celtic music.

“It brings something different to the community, whether it’s here or in Dothan over the past four years. It just allows people to go out and enjoy a day in the sun. It is raining. No one came home. Everyone stayed outside, settled in the tents. And now we’re going to get sunburned in here. It’s an unusual sporting event going on. And there’s a little bit of everything going on here, ”said Scotty Johnson, president of the Southern Alabama Highland Games.

This was the first year that organizers have hosted the games at Culpepper Field in Daleville, where they hope to make it the permanent home.

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