Scottish Highland games have become increasingly popular in Appalachia. This trend undoubtedly reflects the significant number of mountain people with Scottish or Scotch-Irish ancestry. Highland games feature contests that demand strength and endurance. . .
Over 700 million years ago two gigantic plates within the earth’s crust slammed together. Among the results was the creation of one of the highest peaks in the Blue Ridge Mountain range, Grandfather Mountain. At 5,964 feet, the mountain is one of Appalachia’s most visited attractions and one of its most unique natural wonders.