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caber

Scot a heavy section of trimmed tree trunk thrown in competition at Highland games
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A THIEF has stolen a 15ft-long caber from under the noses of highland games organisers.
The women's caber was being prepared for this weekend's gathering of the Inverness games.
Kilts must also be kept on when tossing the caber and wrestlers have been told not to pull hair, flesh, ears or private parts.
Brown added that in recent years, some games have allowed athletes to simply toss a light caber as far they can.
Compared to the Strathbhollac (no, it's pronounced "vollac" so there) caber, my telegraph pole might have been a pick handle.
After that they decided that I was becoming a danger to the local tourist industry so they took the caber away from me and I crept away full of shame.
HIGHLAND Games bosses were lumbered with a problem last night after a puny thief nicked their caber.
The 15ft, 80lb ladies' caber was swiped from the loch where organisers of this weekend's Inverness games were soaking it to make it heavier before the event.
LIGHT CABER: Kids at the junior highland games, which included foam cabers and, below, rubber hammers; NORTHSCOT
One thing I will say for cabers is that they make smashing head-rests when you need 40 winks in the sun.
The size 10, ultra-trim personal trainer and gym owner can fling a 16lb hammer over 90ft and thinks nothing of tossing a caber that weighs more than she does.
And as the 6ft 5in, 17st Bruce cradles his caber, nobody's going to argue the toss.