Terry Thompson, Standing Stone Putt, Highland Games, 1940. Photographer: Ronnie Jaques. Courtesy of National Archives e01097993
Source: Library and Archives Canada/Ronny Jaques fonds/e010979953
As identified during the 151st Highland Games, Terry’s brother Gib Thompson is standing to his direct right. Robby MacDonald, an Industrial Arts teacher, is second from the right. Different possibilities for the identity of the man in the plaid suit were raised.
22lb Braemar Stone
Often called the Standing Stone putt, athletes must push a 22lb stone from the shoulder without moving their feet to advance their position. As in the other disciplines, they may not step outside of the trig area nor past the trig board following their attempt. Athletes are aiming for distances of 40 feet and beyond.