Over 42 years after his Dad Jack became the fist man to lift & carry the Dinnie Stones since Dinnie himself, Stevie and his family travelled to Aboyne Village Green on 3/10/15 to create Dinnie Stone history by becoming the first Father & Son lifters of the Stones since Donald Dinnie and his father Robert over 150 years earlier. Stevie proposed to Heather immediately following his lift and they have since been married.
Stevie returned in 2017 and made a full lift & hold of the Steens with his family looking on. Witnesses were Brett Nicol, Jim Splaine, Jack Shanks, Imlach Shearer, John Pollock, Ben Thomson, Davy Carney, Malcolm & Christina Nicol and Helen Knowles. A large crowd of spectators and press were also present
Stevie led the charge at The Gathering and lifted the Steens first to kick the celebrations off followed by his friend and local lifter Brett Nicol. Both Stevie and Brett performed successful lifts agreed by the guest referees including Dr Jan Todd, Tony Aitchison, Imlach Shearer, Jack Shanks, Steve Stainless Murray and Travis Willingham who had also travelled from the USA.
Click here for video of Stevie lifting the Dinnie Stones in February 2017
Click Here for video of Stevie lifting the Dinnie Stones at The Gathering 2017
Click here for video of Stevie lifting the Dinnie Stones in 2015
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