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Lorne is haggis world record-breaker

Milngavie Highland Games 2011
(Graham has the name) ..............beats the Haggis Throwing Guinnes Book Record
11th June 2011
Pic: Roberto Cavieres

Milngavie Highland Games 2011 (Graham has the name) ..............beats the Haggis Throwing Guinnes Book Record 11th June 2011 Pic: Roberto Cavieres

HISTORY was made at the Bearsden and Milngavie Highland Games - when the world haggis hurling record was broken.

Sportsman Lorne Coltart (19) astonished those watching with his massive 217 foot throw.

It was so long that those measuring it ran out of the white tape they use to gauge distances!

His huge Highland fling smashed the previous world record which had been held by Alan Pettigrew for over 20 years. He threw a 1lb 8oz haggis 180 feet, 10 inches on the island of Inchmurrin on Loch Lomond in August 1984.

Lorne, from Blair Atholl, said: “I’m delighted to break the world record, it’s quite an achievement.

“I take part in the heavy sports at highland games across the country, but this has been my most memorable yet.”

 

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