FIFTY YEARS AGO Friday October 10, 1968
David wins silver at Mod
David J. Hastie, (15), of 177 Ralston Road, Campbeltown, carried off the silver medal for solo singing (boys 13-16) at the National Mod in Dunoon on Tuesday. David, a pupil of Campbeltown Grammar School, is the son of Mr and Mrs Charles Hastie. Carradale Junior Gaelic Choir, together for a comparatively short time, came first in the action songs section and won the Donald and Maimie McPhail Trophy for unison singing. Tarbert School Gaelic Choir took the Miss Olive Campbell of Inverneill Trophy for unison singing. Campbeltown Gaelic Choir will be competing for the Lovat and Tullibardine and Puirta-beul Trophies tomorrow. Mr D. Raibert McCallum, formerly of Campbeltown and now living in Glasgow, was awarded third prize in the composition of melody suitable for prescribed children’s song. Mr McCallum, who is the son of Mrs McCallum and the late Mr M.G. McCallum, Ralston Road, Campbeltown, is a former conductor of the Carradale Gaelic Choir.