A grand chance to chuck a welly at Bonnybridge Gala

The Provost of Falkirk is offering £2000 of his own cash in prize money to anyone who can beat the world record for welly throwing at Bonnybridge Gala Day.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 3rd August 2018, 3:16 pm
Updated Friday, 3rd August 2018, 4:18 pm

Provost Billy Buchanan has spiced up Saturday’s big family day, which takes place in the village’s Duncan Stewart Park from noon, with the offer of £1000 each to the man and woman who can top the record distances achieved by two Finnish chuckers back in 1996.

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If any male entrant can throw the boot further than the 63.98 metres – 208.9 feet – Teppo Luoma managed or any woman can beat the 40.87 metres – 134.1 feet – mark Sari Tirkkon reached, then they will be a grand richer thanks to Councillor Buchanan.

He said: “It’s all part of the fun of the gala day.”