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Scrapbook: Capital District Scottish Games 1983 (9 photos)

Drummers keep the beat during the 1983 Scottish Games at the Altamont Fairgrounds.
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Drummers keep the beat during the 1983 Scottish Games at the Altamont Fairgrounds.

ALTAMONT – This year’s Capital District Scottish Games at the Altamont Fairgrounds is set for Saturday, an event that boasts 70 years of heritage.

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Events will run from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Ahead of this year’s games, we look back 38 years, to the 1983 event.

Gazette file photos by Jim Cassin.

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Drummers keep the beat during the 1983 Scottish Games at the Altamont Fairgrounds.

 

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Young women on parade play the bagpipes during the 1983 Scottish Games.

 

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A drummer shows off the colors of the Amerscot Highland Pipe Band of Staatsburg, N.Y. at the 1983 Scottish Games

 

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Pipers put the band back together at the Altamont Fairgrounds in September 1983.

 

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Young people — perhaps channeling the spirit of brave-hearted Scottish warrior William Wallace — practice sword play at the 1983 Scottish Games

 

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John McDonald tests his strength with a 100-pound Scottish caber during the 1983 Scottish Games.

 

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Forget the famous Norse god and his mystical hammer: Ed McComas of Baltimore, Md., yells as he prepares to let fly the 28-pound Scottish hammer during the 1983 Scottish Games. McComas set what was then a new Games record with his winning toss.

 

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A strong guy prepares to put the hammer down at the 1983 Scottish Games at the Altamont Fairgrounds.

 

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Heather Reid of Albany performs during the “Sword Dance” at the 1983 Scottish Games.

 

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