The Wounded Highlanders was created back in 2019 after competing at the only adaptive highland games event and seeing how much of an impact the event and training helped the adaptive athletes both physically and mentally. Our Chairman ( Jim Holborn ) and Treasurer ( Mark Tonner ) both injured veterans took on the challenge to set up the team and raise some funds to purchase the basic equipment to start helping others.
We are a self funded team meaning all our funds come from donations and sales of our products.
The wounded Highlanders is the only UK adaptive Highland Games team, we have over 30 athletes in our squad with every athlete having a disability. Everyone of our members is an injured military veterans with injuries from limb loss to brain injury to PTSD.
Wounded Highlanders provided training and support to all members with the aim to have their members competing at official highland games events, strongman events and many more. In 2020 we became associated members of the Scottish Highland Games Association (SHGA).
Our Motto is PROVE THEM WRONG which we are passionate about, we like to prove to the world that no matter your disability there is always something out there that you can do with the correct support and mindset, it comes down to how far you want to push yourself.
We aim to attend as many events as possible as we move forward, who knows there may even be future World Records just around the corner