NEW GLASGOW – A record fell Saturday during the ancient Scottish heavy events that accompanied the annual Festival of the Tartans.
Scott Bishop of Perth-Andover, N.B. broke a junior Canadian record with his throw of 17 feet, seven inches in the weight for height event.
Bishop was top junior competitor, while Dirk Bishop was the top open athlete and Kevin Robinson was Masters winner. They are also from Perth-Andover.
Dirk Bishop and Danny Frame achieved perfect 12 o’clock throws in the caber toss.
Scott Bishop was among seven athletes in the junior division, while Dirk Bishop was among five who competed in the pros division.
Robinson and three others were in the Masters competition, while there were three in the female rolling pin event.
At the annual kilted golf tournament at the Glen Lovat course on Fraser’s Mountain, the foursome of Anthony Conway, Mike Malcolm, Joe MacGillivray and Phil Cameron combined to win the Lord Provost trophy awarded each year to the best kilted team.
The top women’s team was Michelin’s Debbie Fullerton, Susan Henderson, Nicole MacDonald and Michelle Buck.
The Jim Baillie Memorial Trophy went to the longstanding Antigonish Highland Society team of Allan MacPherson, Owen Cameron, John MacQuarrie and Jim Grant.
The golf event attracted more than 30 foursomes this year.
There was also a track and field meet that took place in conjunction with the Festival of the Tartans on Friday at the Pioneer Coal field in Stellarton.