Highland games such as throwing the hammer are being put on the curriculum at schools in Thurso, Wick and Farr. The hope is that others will follow REUTERSIt is a centuries-old tradition enjoyed by Scottish clans — warriors tossing tree trunks and hurling stones in a friendly show of strength. Now the Prince of Wales is throwing his weight behind efforts to preserve traditional Highland games amid concern that “heavy athletics” is failing to inspire the YouTube generation.
Edie Campbell, left, and Gigi Hadid, right, model tartan for Versace, while Rita Ora, centre, is in House of Holland SWAN GALLET/DAVIDE MAESTRI/WWD/REX/SHUTTERSTOCKTartan has suffered through its unfortunate association with Rod Stewart and Donald Trump, but one of Scotland’s finest exports is fighting back on the catwalk.
To save your favourite articles so you can find them later, subscribe to one of our packs. It is arguably the best-known cloth in the world and is celebrated as Scotland’s national costume. However, an ancient civilisation that thrived in what is now Greece might have blazed the trail for tartan: it seems likely that it was weaving plaid designs for clothing almost 3,500 years ago.
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