Martin flies home to be chieftain
A WELL-KNOWN Scottish actor has been unveiled as the honorary chieftain of Cowal Highland Gathering 2015.
Greenock-born Martin Compston, first appeared on the big screen in 2002 in the lead role of Liam in Sweet Sixteen, directed by Ken Loach.
And Martin will be making the 5,000-mile trip from Los Angeles to take his place as the ceremonial head of this year’s event.
He said: ‘It’s an absolute privilege to be asked to be chieftain.
‘Having grown up just across the water in Greenock, I know what an event these games are to the west coast of Scotland. They are the perfect way to bring an end to any glimpse of summer we may have had.’
Cowal’s Chairman, Ronnie Cairns is delighted to have Martin as this year’s chieftain.
He said: ‘Every year, we try to ensure that our chieftain is an individual with strong ties to this area and has excelled in their chosen field.
‘Martin is a Scottish actor who has won critical acclaim in virtually everything he has appeared in.’
Martin Compston, who will be this
year’s chieftain at Cowal Highland Gathering