Did You Know?
- Tallest Man in Scotland

The Guinness Book of Records shows that the tallest Scotsman and the tallest "true" giant was Angus Macaskill.

Born on the island of Berneray off the island of Harris in 1825, Macaskill was 7ft 9in (2.36m) tall.

He was also strong, reputedly able to lift a hundredweight (50kg) with two fingers and hold it at arms length for ten minutes.

He died on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, in 1863.

A cairn on Berneray commemorates him.

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