photos by LAINEY KRAL

The 42nd Annual San Diego Scottish Highland Games & Gathering of the Clans returned to Brengle Terrace Park this summer. Stemming from a Highlanders’ tradition of celebration and feast in times of peace, the Highland Games were a day of competition, entertainment, and fun for the whole family. Competition categories included heavy athletic events in which participants throw weighted objects for distance such as the caber toss, the hammer throw, stone throw, and more. Competitions in other areas included the bag piping and drumming, highland dancing, and sheep dog trials. Attendees were also able to enjoy a beer garden, Celtic history presentations, face painting and caricature drawing for kids, lots of food, and live entertainment from bands such as the Wicked Tinkers, Stand Easy, Highland Way, and the Browne Sisters and George Cavanaugh. For more information visit