2015 Scottish Highland Games

Photos by Steve Guntli

Jedidiah Uhrig demonstrates the power of a medieval eight-pointed mace against “Hypothetical Harry,” his ill-fated watermelon assistant. The extensive collection of swords, armor and weaponry on display belongs to Uhrig’s father, Whatcom County Superior Court Judge Ira Uhrig.

Jedidiah Uhrig demonstrates the power of a medieval eight-pointed mace against “Hypothetical Harry,” his ill-fated watermelon assistant. The extensive collection of swords, armor and weaponry on display belongs to Uhrig’s father, Whatcom County Superior Court Judge Ira Uhrig.

 

Dance troupes competed in sword dancing, a traditional Scottish dance.

Dance troupes competed in sword dancing, a traditional Scottish dance.

 

A competitor clears the bar in the sheaf toss event. Sheaf tossing involves throwing a 20-pound sack of straw over a high bar using only a pitchfork.

A competitor clears the bar in the sheaf toss event. Sheaf tossing involves throwing a 20-pound sack of straw over a high bar using only a pitchfork.

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