Bundanoon Stones


Proudly sponsored by Bundanoon Sandstone: www.bundanoonsandstone.com.au 

It is with great pleasure that the Bundanoon Highland Gathering announces the following competitors for the Events being run by the KILTED WARRIORS under the direction of  Dr. Lance Holland-Keen and Aaron Monks

The Brigadoon committee would like to express their deep appreciation and congratulate the KILTED WARRIORS for their continual support at Bundanoon


Gold Sponsors: Scottish Arms Hotel-East Bowral
Silver Sponsors: Tom Macdonald, Black Watch (RHR) Veteran and serving member of the Atholl Highlanders
Silver Sponsors: National Mailing & Marketing

Silver Sponsor Westpac Plc




Silver Sponsors: Bundanoon Club




Bronze Sponsors: Golf & Tours Pty Ltd
Bronze Sponsors: Harcourts Real Estate, Southern Highlands



Bronze Sponsors: Bottega B Ristorante Bundanoon







Pioneer Flask Cellars Bundanoon


At 3.10pm, on the oval The KILTED WARRIORS will be lifting the Bundanoon Stones. Could this be the best challenge ever?       

The weight of the stones are 100kgs 115kgs 125kgs 140kgs and 165kgs.

This was outstanding event this year

Another terrific event and won by a split second, a great result and one of the closest margins for a long time




Jeremy Hogg –    Age – 48, Height – 192cm  Weight – 147kg

National Medal winner and 3 x State Champion – Shotput/Hammer Professional Strongman since 2006 and competed in over 30+ International events. Competed and finished 8th in Highland Games Worlds Championships 2015                                                               Oldest person to ever complete all Bundanoon in 2018 age 46 (Now 48)                                                                                                                 Multiple World and Australian records (Strongman/Grip)                                                                                                                                        Invited to compete at the 2020 World Strongman Federation World Series in Uzbekistan

Corey Polkinghorne –

Competed in 2 Arnold classic sports festivals and placed 3rd in 2019. He has been a Tartan Warrior for the last 12months including 2019 champion at Sydney Highland Gathering – Scots College and Canberra highland games heavy events winner 2019 and national highlander championships winner, 3rd place Australia’s strongest man 2019 strongman competitor.

Andrew Fraser – Age 27 years old

From Country NSW, residing Sydney NSW.

Australian Representative Powerlifting

Australia’s Strongest Man competitor

International Strongman competitor

2019 Canberra Highland Gathering Stones Champion

2019 Aberdeen Highland Games Champion

2019 NSW Strongest Man

Matthew Selve-

He has been a heavyweight strongman competitor for several years – placing at the Arnold and Australia’s strongest man and will have debuted as a Tartan Warrior at this years Sydney Highland Gathering


Modelled on the MacGlashen Stones from Scotland they consist of a set of five round stones ranging from 90 kgs to 165 kgs in weight

The stones vary in size from 43 centimetres to a massive 50 centimetres or half metre in a diameter.

  • The history of the stones goes back over one thousand years to the highlands of Scotland when a boy was considered to have reached manhood when he could lift two stone in weight from the bare ground onto the top of a stone dyke or fence as we know it.

Most villages took part in this exercise and the stones varied from village to village.

  • In the late 1970s the lifting of the stones was brought back to life in Scotland with the introduction of the MacGlashen Stones.

A set of five round stones ranging in weight from 90 kgs through to 165 kgs.

  • The stones are laid out five metres apart lightest to heaviest with each competitor having to lift all five stones on top of a wooden barrel four feet in height.

The person who can lift all five stones on top of the barrels in the fastest time is declared the champion of the day.

This is an event not to be missed