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A man shows his form as he "putts the stone" at the Long Island Scottish Games at Old Westbury Gardens. Known in Gaelic as "Clachneat," this event involves a stone weighing 16-20 pounds and is thrown similarly to the modern day shot put. (Aug. 23, 2008)(Credit: Newsday/Julia Gaines)

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Scottish Games

At the Scottish Games, you'll see the kind of sports that truly start a Scot's blood running, like putting the stone (it's kind of like shot-put) and tossing the sheath (a hay bale). These traditional feats of strength and skill are part of what keeps the Scottish Games -- well, Scottish, organizers say.