Those stones are still on the bridge and I myself lifted one in each hand on many occasions and one market day, I carried them across the bridge and back, some four to five yards - Donald Dinnie.


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Dr. Bill Crawford - At Potarch - 3rd October 2005, 8th December 2007 & 6th August 2016

Height - 6' (1.83m)

Weight 20 st. (280-lbs) (127-kgs)

Age - 43, 47 & 52

Unassisted lifts

Residence - New Hampshire, USA.

2005 - Unassisted lift was witnessed by David Webster & Gordon Dinnie

2007 - 6 unassisted lifts using side by side stance, and 5 unassited lifts in the straddle position. He lifted & moved the stones five feet, lifting them side by side and swinging them forward 3 times he travelling 5 feet. witnessed by Alex Thomson, David Webster, Keith Craigmile, Richard Ingram, & Holly Crawford.

2016 - Bill travelled to Scotland to take part in a documentary on Scottish stone lifting. He finished off a hectic week of touring around Scotland, lifting many stones on the way, by taking part in a Dinnie Stone lift and hold competition at the Aboyne Highland Games. Despite this he still managed to lift and hold the stones for over 4 seconds which any athelete would have been proud of!

Click here for video of Bill lifting the Dinnie Stones

Click here for video of Bill lifting the Inver Stone

Thine very truly D Dinnie

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