Talk Like That : Stevie Shanks

Stevie Shanks, Belfast drummer with the Queen Tribute band Flash Harry also has a passion for the dinnie stones. In 1860 legendary Scottish strongman Donald Dinnie famously carried the stones with his bare hands across the width of Potarch Bridge in Scotland. He set this challenge for others which went unanswered for over 100 years until 1972, when Belfast man Jack Shanks, father of Stevie, weighing just 11 1/2 stone, successfully hoisted the giant boulders with his bare hands. Today Stevie has revived the tradition of the weightlifting stones and is the founder of the annual Donald Dinnie Day Gathering held in Scotland.