Paul and Craig Pumphrey, the so-called Human Wrecking Balls from the USA, came to Cowal to test their strength in the traditional heavy events against the experts.
The muscle-bound brothers, who were recording a show about super strength, also had the chance to put on a smashing show for spectators...
The Cowal Gathering has become something of a Scottish institution since it was first held back in 1894, when it attracted fewer than 2,000 spectators.
Nowadays Cowal attracts more than 3,500 competitors, many from throughout Canada, the US, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
There are displays of classic cars, a solo piping competition, the pipe band championships, heavy athletic and shinty competitions, track athletic events and massed bands, and a grand march through the town.
Held in Dunoon, Argyll, the town regularly welcomes around 15,000 to 20,000 visitors for the games. All the events take place over three days during the last weekend in August, doubling the town's population for the weekend.