For millennia, people have been lifting stones to test their strength: Against themselves, against other people, and against nature. is documenting these stones, the cultures surrounding them, and their stories from around the world.

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Women in stonelifting

Why weren't women lifting stones in Scotland? I decided to find out why and do something about it.

Historic stones

North Rona: Shipwrecked

Alexander MacLeod left a lifting stone on Scotland's remote island of North Rona after wrecking his ship. Does his stone still exist?

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David 'Tamotsu' Dunlap cleans dirt from a stone.

Stonelifting etiquette