Bundanoon Highland Gathering Tartan Warriors Return
It is with great pleasure that the Bundanoon Highland Gathering announces the following competitors for the Events being run by the Tartan Warriors under the direction of Lance Holland-Keen and Aaron Monks.
The Brigadoon committee would like to express their deep appreciation and congratulate the Tartan Warriors for their continual support at Bundanoon.
At 3.10pm, on the oval The Tartan Warriors will be lifting the Bundanoon Stones. Could this be the best challenge ever?
The weight of the stones are 100kgs 115kgs 125kgs 140kgs and 165kgs.
This should be an outstanding event this year as these are the top athletes in the games at the present time.
Proudly sponsored by Bundanoon Sandstone: www.bundanoonsandstone.com.au
- Luke Reynolds- Defending Champion,
- Scott Hall-Newcastle NSW
- Eddie Williams-NSW
- Corey Polkinghorne-Northern Territories
There’s a couple of new faces competing the year, will they challenge Luke for his title?
To find out be at Brigadoon on Saturday 6th April to see for yourself.
History of the Stones
Modelled on the MacGlashen Stones from Scotland they consist of a set of five round
stones ranging from 90 kg to 165 kg in weight.
Only five of the stones are used at any one time with the current competition set comprising the 115kgs, 120kgs, 125kgs, 140kgs and 165kgs. The stones vary in size from 43 centimetres to a massive 50 centimetres or half metre in a diameter.
The history of the stones goes back over one thousand years to the highlands of Scotland when a boy was considered to have reached manhood when he could lift two stone in weight from the bare ground onto the top of a stone dyke or fence as we know it. Most villages took part in this exercise and the stones varied from village to village.
In the late 1970’s the lifting of the stones was brought back to life in Scotland with the introduction of the MacGlashsen Stones. The five round stones range in weight from 90 kg through to 165 kg.
The stones are laid out five metres apart lightest to heaviest with each competitor having to lift all five stones on top of a wooden barrel four feet in height.
The person who can lift all five stones on top of the barrels in the fastest time is declared the champion of the day.
A MUST SEE EVENT