'Now, one of these stones was somewhat heavier than the other. Very few strong men of that day could lift the heavy one with both hands, but my father could raise one in each hand with apparent ease, and could throw the heavier stone of the two on to the top of a parapet wall of the bridge'. Donald Dinnie 1860

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Athlete info for Donald Dinnie Day, The Gathering VI

Sunday 7th August 2022 @ Potarch

Click here for directions to Potarch

With The Gathering almost upon us I thought I would pop you a message with some useful information for the day.

The event kicks off at 12 noon sharp.

Athlete registration will be from 11 - 11.30am in the main marquee

At registration you will be asked to sign your disclaimer form and will receive your event t-shirt

There will be 3 groups of Dinnie Stone lifters so please check the event schedule for info on your group. You will be able to access the warm up area during the event before you and will have 30 minutes to complete your warm up and be ready for your session start. It is each athlete’s responsibility to ensure you are ready to go at your allocated time.

There will be 5 Dinnie Games events (details and rules on the attached event schedule). Competitors must ensure that they are ready to go at the start time for each event.

There will be a 30 minute mid-event session for walking and holding attempts on the Dinnies and an Inver Stone display.

All sessions will last for 30 minutes sharp so it is very important that you are ready to go for the start of your session so that the day can run smoothly.

Dinnie lifters will be given 3 attempts each if required. If any 3rd attempts are required and they take us over the 30 minutes you will be OK but we will need to also commence the next games session at its allocated time to ensure we don’t run over.

There will be a food outlet at the event but please ensure you bring plenty of fluids etc with you.

We can’t wait to see you all and look forward to seeing great and historic performances. Good luck to you all!!

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Thine very truly D Dinnie

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