Even Disney-Pixar is getting in the spirit with its 2012 release Brave, which follows the plucky Princess Merida—a skilled archer—as she tries to lift a curse (Incidentally, this is Pixar’s first period piece and first female protagonist: a fitting tribute to the Scots, a people known for their history, ingenuity and innovation).
Learn more about haggis hurling, the world's largest porridge bowl and other Highland highlights around the world in my latest Yahoo piece.
|Top right: A young girl dances at Braemar's gathering. Above: Putting the shot, also at the Royal Braemar Games, Grampian, Scotland. Both images courtesy of VisitBritain|