Stuart helps youngsters weigh up Games options

Strongman Stuart Whyte (right) with youngsters who enthusiastically try out some of the mini strongman equipment which will be in use at the Glengarry Games. Photograph: Iain Ferguson,

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Champion Lochaber strongman Stuart Whyte has been helping youngsters keen to follow in his footsteps as he prepares for an appearance at Glengarry Highland Games on Saturday July 2.

In addition to the usual ‘Highland’ pursuits, Stuart, of the Iron Therapy Gym in Fort William, has been invited to demonstrate his prowess and encourage others to become interested in the sport.

At various points in the afternoon, he will be lifting stones of various weights, including the 110kg Atlas Stone which, despite being heavier than him, he will lift to shoulder height. Visitors to the games will also have the chance of lifting stones of just 30kgs under Stuart’s guidance.

He is also organising a children’s event with scaled down stones. Youngsters will also be able to try various strongman activities including axle bar lift and dumbell lift alongside a mini games complete with medals.

Stuart said: ‘Many children come to the gym with parents and are often keen to do more than watch, so I thought this would be great chance for them to become involved and demonstrate what we do to a wider audience. I am really looking forward to it.’

Photograph: Strongman Stuart Whyte, right, with youngsters who tried out some of the mini strongman equipment which will be used at Glengarry Games. Photograph: Iain Ferguson, NO_F24_MiniStrongMan