London Midland & Scottish / London & North Eastern Railway poster. The Highland Games by Christopher Clark. Highland dancing. Text: Mary, Queen of Scots, stood beneath the Hangman's Tree at Inveraray, to watch the very first Highland Games, in 1554. Still today they are held, every August and September, with stirring rivalry in hammer throwing, caber tossing, dancing and wrestling. Come to the Cowal Games at Dunoon (with a thousand pipers marching!); to the Northern Meeting at Inverness, on the site of Macbeth's castle; to Oban, Strathpeffer, Nairn or Crieff - to "Gatherings" of romantic splendour amid the purple Scottish heather. Format: quad royal. Dimensions: 40 x 50 inches, 1016 x 1270mm.

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Category:
Railway Posters, Notices & Handbills
Object Number:
1986-9341
type:
poster
taxonomy:
  • commercial records and equipment
credit:
British Rail, Records Office
status:
Permanent collection

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