Did you know...

 that records and stories of Scottish Highland Games competitions in dancing, racing, and feats of strength and accuracy, go back as far as the reign of King Malcolm Canmore in the 11th Century when, in these events, those who exhibited the greatest strength, stamina, agility and accuracy were selected to fill the vacant positions among the henchmen and in the retinues of the Scottish Kings and Clan Chiefs?

 that 'the sixteen-pound and twenty-two-pound stones used in "stone-putting" contests are not cut, shaped or smoothed by hand or machine, but are gathered from the beds of rivers and streams where fast-moving water-currents have over many years shaped them naturally?

 that the object of the Caber Toss is not for distance but for accuracy? The long, slightly tapered tree trunk or pole must be lifted upright and balanced in the contestant's hands and arms, large end up; then, as he starts out in a run he must heave the caber up and over so that it falls on the large end, in a straight line away from the contestant. A "twelve-o'clock" fall is considered a perfect toss.

 that the famous "Braemar Caber" is nineteen feet, three inches long, and weighs one hundred twenty pounds, and has been properly and successfully tossed by only three men up to the year 1969?

 that Scots have enjoyed the game of "curling" (a form of bowling on an ice lane with flattened stones) for over 400 years?

 that the majority of granite "Curling Stones" are quarried from the great granite isle, Ailisa Craig, also called affectionately "Paddy's Milestone," in the Firth of Clyde?

 that at a meeting of the General Assembly at the Cathedral of Glasgow in 1638, the Bishop of Orkney was deposed and excommunicated for being a "curler on the ice on the Sabbath Day"?

 that Golf was first devised and played in Scotland in the 14th or15th Century?

 that the first golf balls used were made of tightly packed feathers in a leather casing?

that the first golf 'Caddie" whose name has been recorded was Andrew Dickson, who "caddied" for the then Duke of York, later King James II? Dickson eventually became the maker of golf clubs in Edinburgh.

 that Golf and Football (Soccer) became so popular that they began to supplant Archery, a military necessity, so the Scottish Parliament passed a law in 1457, which prohibited both games?

 that in die 16th Century, King James IV enjoyed an occasional game of golf, as later did his granddaughter, Mary Queen of Scots?

 that the young men who attended Mary, Queen of Scots on the golf links were called "cadets," pronounced with a French accent "cad-day," from which is derived the modern term, "caddie"?

 that in 1599 the kirk session of St. Andrews found it necessary to set a watch on the golf links on the Sabbath to prevent members of the kirk from playing "the gaufe" when they should be at the worship service?

 that the first golf club was organized in 1744, and was called the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers?

 that the worldwide governing body for golf, except in the United States, is the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, Scotland, founded in 1754?

 that one of the reasons the St. Andrews Course is such an irresistible challenge to golf enthusiasts from around the world, is that because it is situated on the edge of the sea, the often-contrary winds and cross-currents make the shots and drives unpredictable?