The big difference between this and all the other Highland Games is that spectators get to participate - meek office-types, and even their husbands, can toss the caber with the big boys.
However, both events were understandably modified for sportshall use with the caber being something akin to a large rolled-up ‘carpet’, although it was made of cardboard instead.
But if it's true that Scotsmen wear nothing under the kilt, make sure you don't turn any cartwheels or toss your caber in the playground.
So dedicated was he that a caber was brought to town giving the Games authenticity.
The caber is almost vertical in mid-air and will shortly fall the correct way, that is to the left, meaning that this was a valid toss
I could see a log flip upwards, tumbling end over end to hit the ground and cartwheel to a standstill like a caber .
Tossing the caber and sheaf pitching are other crowd-pleasers.
When important decisions need to be taken, instead of having the rigmarole of members voting, simply toss a coin - or even a caber to decide the outcome.
Four disciplines were involved in this Austro-Scots sporting mishmash: tossing the caber , tug-o-war, beer-lifting and egg throwing.
This is a land of festivals, more than any other, whether it means tossing cabers , weighing marrows or staging opera in country houses.