If the world, social milieus & landscapes can be seen as musical scores for bliss, then why not see & make music with the musical instrument of your bodymind? In this context, with what nuance can one engage these Scottish Games as musical scores; for me, they are allegro & enlightening.
Head to the Scottish Country Dancing tent (did a lot of this in high school). Pleasant, elevating Scottish form - gets you 'high' (& healthy), - it's enjoyable to watch, too.
Scottish forms that get you 'high' (some healthy): dancing, celeidhs, (whiskey & beer), rants, pipe music, (as computer output, for bliss elicitation)? :)
... hornpipes, jigs, strathspeys, reels ... cultural forms that get you high, naturally :) in contrast with the strife of Scots' history?
Is Piobaireachd - Ceol Mor (classical bagpipe music, or Great Music) -'other' in its beauty? Is it in a different 'beauty' register, that is, its own, vis-a-vis the field of aesthetics, or some generally shared concept of beauty, i.e. many people find Mozart's 'Magic Flute' beautiful ?
... as in the sentence: 'Piobaireachd' is an acquired taste.':)
(... interesting ideas from the previous post: http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2010/09/silver-thistle-pleasanton-scottish.html)
(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2010/09/scottish-highland-landscape-if-world.html - September 4, 2010)