Three Stornoway men have successfully executed the highest tandem skydive in the world, jumping out of a plane above Florida at 18,000 feet.

Norrie ‘Tomsh’ Macdonald, Bob Rankin and Allan Macleod completed the jump earlier today (Thursday October 24th) at the Skydive Space Centre at Titusville in Florida.

The nine-minute jump has left Councillor, taxi-driver and sports-writer Norrie uncharacteristically lost for words, as he posted: “I will find the words …just not yet!”

Norrie decided to use the challenge as an opportunity to raise funds for Alzheimers Scotland and has already been pledged more than £1,700 at his fundraising page at

For his friends and fellow golfers, the jump was just a way to fill time between rounds at TPC Sawgrass, a championship golf course in Florida where they are spending a sporting week off.

Pictures show Norrie, Bob and Allan with proof that they really did achieve the sky-high feat.