Western Isles Strongest man

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Strength athlete lifting McGlashan Stones at 2010 Western Isles Strongest Man

Western Isles Strongest man was a strongman competition held at the village of Tong on the island of Lewis and Harris.[1] It was usually held in conjunction with the local Highland Games where the heavy athletes competed against each other over the coveted title, a trophy and prize money. The competition suffered from lack of financial and community support with the last competition taking place in 2011. The winners followed in the footsteps of famous strongmen Angus MacAskill and Angus Graham.

Unfortunately, due to financial difficulties and lack of interest the Lewis Highland Games and Western Isles Strongest Man competition was wound up as a company on the 14th of March 2012.

Winners[edit]

Year Open champion Local champion
2011 Scotland Stephen Ferguson Scotland Stephen Ferguson Portvoller
2010 Scotland Stephen Ferguson Scotland Stephen Ferguson Portvoller
2009 Scotland Ranald Fraser Scotland Ranald Fraser Tolsta Chaolais
2008 Scotland John Macfarlane Scotland John Macfarlane Tong
2007 Scotland David Hart[disambiguation needed] Scotland AJ Maclean Tong, Isle of Lewis
2006 Scotland AJ Maclean Scotland AJ Maclean Tong, Isle of Lewis
2005 Scotland Stuart Morrison Scotland Stuart Morrison Tong, Isle of Lewis
2004 Scotland Stuart Morrison Scotland Stuart Morrison Tong, Isle of Lewis
2003 Scotland D Eastwood Scotland Stuart Morrison Tong, Isle of Lewis
2002 Scotland Stuart Morrison Scotland Stuart Morrison Tong, Isle of Lewis

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Lewis Highland and Western Isles strongman competition" lewishighlandgames.co.uk. Retrieved 28 Dec 2010.