The objective is to toss the weight up and over a cross bar. The weight has a ring handle attached so that, using only one hand, the weight may be swung between the knees and tossed over the bar
The weight may also be thrown using a spin technique if allowed by the Athletic Director. Three attempts are allowed at each height. If there are three misses at a height, the competitor is out of the competition.
A ring or "D" shaped handle is attached to the weight by a chain for an overall length of 18”.
The weight is thrown one-handed from behind a trig (foot barrier) with a 9’ run-up allowed.
Athletes are allowed three attempts.
Any style may be used, with the most efficient being to spin like a discus thrower.
The original hammer used in Scotland was the one used by the men in quarries mining granite. In America, initially it was the heavy, long-handled blacksmith's hammer
Today the hammerhead is round and made of metal. The handle is made of cane (or PVC pipe) with an overall length of 50" This event inspired the Olympic hammer.
The Braemar Stone Put has an ancient and easy to identify history. It was common practice for early Highland Chieftains to have a large stone outside their gatepost and challenges of strength and endurance were easily made to a visiting clan and its “heavy” warriors.
There is also an open stone event that allows movement in the throwing area similar to the Olympic shot put.
The tossing of the caber (pole, rafter or tree) is probably the most famous of the Scottish athletic events.
One of the most traditional - dating from the 16th century - it may have begun as a method to breach fortifications and barriers.
The caber is thrown for accuracy as if the thrower is facing the 12:00 position on a clock face. The caber must pass through 90 degrees and fall away from the athlete to be considered a turn.
The sheaf is a burlap bag stuffed with rope, straw, or mulch. It is tossed over a cross bar with a pitch fork.
Folks with ether three or two tines are allowed for the competition. Three attempts are allowed at each height.
If there are three misses at a height, the competitor is out of the competition.