Scottish Highland Games heavyweight enthusiasts throughout the world have been shocked to hear of the sudden and tragic death of Stephen Aitken , one of the leading international heavyweights over the past 25 years. Stephen, aged 45, was one of the talented young heavyweights who emerged in the late eighties along with his brother Bruce, Ron Young, Calum Morrison, Gordon Martin, Francis Bremner, Alistair Gunn and Steven King. Like his father Rob before him, Stephen was an all-rounder and excelled in his youth in running and jumping and both won the coveted Chieftain’s Challenge Trophy for the best all round athlete at Aboyne . For some years he has been MD of Darlington Auction Mart but continued to make the long journey north to compete in his beloved sport and had a very successful year in 2011.
He had still so much to give.
Published: 2012-05-15 13:38:24