New Galloway Alternative Games 2012
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The Scottish Alternative Games 2012 will be held in the park at New Galloway, Castle Douglas, Scotland on Sunday 5th August starting at 2pm

pay at gate: £4 - adults / £1 - children

New Galloway's quirky annual summer event returns for its 12th year.  This fun day out for the whole family includes:

World Gird n' Cleek Championship
Hurlin' the Curlin' Stane
Tossin' the Sheaf
Balmaclellan Skittles
Tractor Pull
Tug o' War
Archery
Snail Racing

There will also be live music all day in the Busker's Bandstand, circus skills and magic from Magician Tammy, a Classic Car Show and a licensed bar, barbeque, teas and stalls.

All events can be entered on the day and proceeds go to local charities come along, watch, take part, have fun!

Gird 'n' Cleek
This is traditionally Scottish but has spread to many countries by emigrating Scots with each country often creating a new name for it. Most Girds are iron hoops about 3 ft. in diameter (0.91 m) and, traditionally, the driving cleek is a separate instrument for guiding it. The course is oval and the competition is in the form of a race.
 
 
Hurlin' the Curlin' Stane
A contest to see who can throw a curling stone the furthest (on dry land!)

Tractor pull
Pulling a 1960 Massey Fergusson 35 Tractor for 20 yards.
 
Tossin' the Sheaf
This is a real energy test and also needs skill. The aim is to throw the sheaf as high as possible.

Snail Racing
This is really a side-show and a bit of fun when you can bet on which snail will reach the edge of the circular arena first!



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