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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Mark Felix - At Aboyne Highland Games- 2nd August 2014

Height - 6' 1 " (1.85m)

Weight - 22 st. 7-lbs. (315-lbs) (145-kgs)

Age - 48

2/8/2014 - Carried the stones the full distance unassisted

Residence - Originally from Grenada Mark now lives in the UK

Professional Strong Man competitor Mark Felix, 48 carried the “Dinnie Steens” the full distance at the Aboyne Highland Games. A replica of the bridge had been created at Aboyne for the event.

Mark is the first man since Jack Shanks in 1973 to replicate Dinnie's feat.


Thine very truly D Dinnie

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