Monday, August 27, 2007

Jay Scott's Jump

Edinburgh Evening News
27 August 2007

Wild Porage Oats man who made a splash


[...] Jay [Scott] enjoyed worldwide fame in the 1950s and 1960s as a Highland Games heavyweight champion, but modern audiences will know him best as the kilted shot-putter on the boxes of Scott's Porage Oats. [...]

[His son Rob] recounts a story he heard about his father's athleticism. "He apparently turned up at the Braemar games late for his jump event and they wouldn't let him join. But after the winner had been proclaimed, my father jumped right over the winning height, wearing a mac and a kilt and with two suitcases in his hands." [...]