From haggis hurling and first footing to sheep racing and coal carrying, we take a look at the history behind some weird and wonderful Scottish traditions that you might not know about.
1. Haggis hurling
2. Coal carrying
3. Burning the clavie
Geograph.org.uk/Anne Burgess https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/314168
4. Soot foot and blackening
Margaret Montgomery and David Walters at their feet washing in 1956. The practise later became known as blackening. The couple married in Aberdeen. PIC: Courtesy of family collection.