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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The Dinnie Stanes

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Jim Splaine - Photographed 5 times lifting the Dinnie Stones between 1973 & 1990

Photo No.1 - Potarch - Summer 1973 - 2 lifts, witnessed by family & friends

Photo No.2 - Potarch - 18th February 1974 - 2 lifts, witnessed by Syd Strachan & Press

Photo No.3 - Potarch - 15th March 1975 - 4 lifts & 3 lifts with son James on his shoulders - witnessed by P&J Evening Express

Photo No.4 - Potarch - 28th October 1989 - 4 lifts & walked 23 paces with smaller stone with unassited right hand grip

Photo No.5 - James Dun's House - 19th December 1990 - 3 lifts - at a Celebration of Local Heroes, covered by BBC, Grampian TV & Aberdeen Press

Height - 5'11" (1.80m)

Weight - 1973 - 10 st. 4-lbs. (144-lbs) (65.3-kgs) & 1990 - 12st (168-lbs) (76.2-kgs)

Age - 27 to 45 - The lightest lifter to date

Unassisted lifts

Residence - Bridge of Don, Aberdeen

Jim has recorded an amazing total of 64 lifts between the years 1973 - 1990 and remains the lightest lifter to date.

Click here for video of Jim lifting the Dinnie Stones in 1973

Click here for video of Jim lifting the Dinnie Stones in 1990

Thine very truly D Dinnie

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