By Al Myers
It’s about time I revisit a passion of mine – the Dinnie Stones!
Recently Stevie Shanks of Belfast, Northern Ireland, has launched a new website honoring the great Donald Dinnie and the Dinnie Stones. Stevie is a fellow IAWA and all round lifter as well. He lifted the Dinnie Stones unassisted in October 2015, to join his father Jack as the only father/son duo to lift the Dinnie Stones unassisted since Donald Dinnie and his dad did so 150 years prior! Stevie’s work on this new website is to follow in the footsteps of the work the late Gordon Dinnie had done with the prior Dinnie Website. All of the information from the previous Dinnie website is contained in the new website.
The address for the NEW Dinnie Stone website is –
This new website has a full listing of all the lifters that have lifted the Dinnie Stones unassisted and assisted, as well as those that have successfully carried the Stones unassisted and assisted. It also contains history related to Donald Dinnie and the Dinnie Stones. There’s a “news section” that gives any updates on any recent news regarding the Dinnie Stones. The website has been developed brilliantly, and contains all the information anyone would want in regards to the Dinnie Stones. I applaud Stevie Shanks for all the hard work he put into this project and keeping the legacy of the Dinnie Stones alive!