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Scots celebrate their roots

Descendants of the people who started the sport of golf played some of the other Scottish games on Saturday.

As the pipers played, the athletes tossed cabers and threw sheafs of hay the old fashioned way. An estimated 4,000 people of all ages indulged themselves in the culture of Caledonia at the Savannah Scottish games.

"It's a family festival that we hold once a year. This is out 35th year in Savannah. There are Scottish games all over the nation, but in Savannah this is our 35th year. We're the fourth oldest in the southeast United States," said Neill McDonald.

Several tugs of war drew cheers. C.J. Harper, 15, generating a lot of excitement.  

WTOC Sonny Dixon joined Joe Ryan and Mick McKay to emcee the wide range of activities all day on the grounds at Bethesda.

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