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Highland Games Bits & Bobs


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Apologies in advance for the boasting but my partner Aileen's son-in-law, Kyle, has become well known on the Highland Games circuit up here in Scotland:

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At this event he was more chuffed meeting Susan Boyle than he was winning:

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Last year he was top Scotsman on the circuit and before that he was Junior Champion (25 and under). Netflix are doing a series called "Home Sport" about cultural sports from around the world and he is profiled in Episode Two "Highland Games" - https://www.netflix.com/title/80227160 which has just been released. You will need a Netflix account to view it.

 

He is also in the Daily Record today, along with Aileen's daughter Amy and Gus the dog - https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/scotland-now/scots-strongman-kyle-randalls-stars-22318539

 

It is lovely to have something nice to talk about during the lockdown especially as Amy has to shield owing to a fragile immune system.

 

Dave

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Another shameless plug for Aileen's son-in-law. He has retained the Glenfiddich title for top Scotsman in the Highland Games season this year (2022). He can clinch the overall title too if he gets enough points at the Braemar Gathering today (3rd September 2022) and Aileen and her daughters are up there supporting him today.

 

Talking of which, there is a live stream of the Braemar Gathering at:

https://vimeo.com/event/2371412

 

If you find bagpipes annoying, you may need to hit the mute button!

 

Dave

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  • davecov changed the title to Highland Games Bits & Bobs

Good luck Kyle

 

@davecov can you change the title?  “Highland Games Bits and Bobs” had folk running for the hills in case you were about the answer the centuries old question what a Scot wears under his kilt. Er bits and bobs????  That what we are calling it :D :whistle:?

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Looks like Kyle made the Royals happy today. Here he is collecting the Glenfiddich Trophy for winning the Braemar Gathering event. Over the past few weeks he has also won the overall Highland Games Championship for 2022 and the 2022 Scottish Champion trophy. Apologies for the crap photo but it was a shot of the TV in my modelling den:

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Dave

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