THE ORGANISERS of Bowmore sports day, held at the Bowmore playing field on July 18, were delighted that the sun shone on their efforts and that the torrential rain and gale force winds of the previous evening gave way to blue skies and warm breezes.
The day began with the sports parade which was led by a group of local pipers and headed by the sports queen, Elise Proctor, accompanied by sports princess, Aimee Stewart.
The event was officially opened by island GP, Dr Catriona Davis, and the children’s events and races were well patronised as were the activities featuring inflatables. Highland dancing and dog management displays provided further interests as did trade stalls and charity outlets. The bucking bronco was another highlight with Breagh Woodrow hanging on like grim death in the junior class while Louis Baker did likewise in the senior competition.
In the adult
section, Mairi MacArthur and Josh Pritchard ran like hares while, among others, Ian Bell, Alasdair Porter and Jamie MacFarlane, displayed muscle and grit in the heavy events.
The organisers are indebted to everyone who supported the sports day.
Monthly fundraising bingo sessions resume in Bowmore hall on August 29 at 7pm.
AND THEY’RE OFF: racing towards the tape at Bowmore sports day