FIFTY YEARS AGO Thursday September 5, 1968
Success at Cowal Highland Gathering
Southend’s champion boy dancer, James McCorkindale, 12, of Macharioch Farm has done it again. James carried off the Argyll Highland Dancing Championship (under 13) at Cowal Highland Gathering on Saturday for the second year in succession. The young dancer was also through to the final of the Scottish Championships and finished third. He will be competing at the Braemar Highland Gathering on Saturday. Donald McLean, Killeonan, was the runner-up in the Argyll Championship (under 15) and Agnes McMillan, Southend, came third in the under 15 Sword Dance. Wendy Lang, of Campbeltown, was placed fourth in the under 13 Highland Fling. Another Campbeltown prize winner at Cowal was piper Peter McCallum, who took the Cowal Silver Medal in the over 16 section. Peter won the Inglis Cup and Cowal Medal last year.