MO­RAR HIGH­LAND GAMES

The Oban Times - - News/Public Notice -

T HOUSANDS turned out for the Mal­laig and Mo­rar High­land Games on Sun­day. Th is year’s chief­tain, well-known the­atri­cal pro­ducer, Sir Cameron Mack­in­tosh, opened the event at Lo­vat me­mo­rial field by lead­ing the Lochaber high school pipe band.

Sir Cameron said: ‘ I am re­ally pleased to be here to open the games. The weather seems to be hold­ing out for us which is good. The band have played well, so here’s to a good day.’

The games com­men­ta­tor made a spe­cial men­tion about Charles Kennedy, the for­mer MP for Ross, Skye and Lochaber. He spoke about how Mr Kennedy, who sadly passed away re­cently, was a well-known and re­spected mem­ber of the com­mu­nity who al­ways sup­ported these lo­cal events. He said he would be sadly missed.

The heavy events started around 1pm in the af­ter­noon and it was not long be­fore visi­tors to the area took to the field to have a go.

Heavy­weights, Ben Grunt and An­drew John­ston, were on hand to give the new­com­ers tips, but af­ter a few tries most re­treated back to the side­lines to spec­tate com­fort­ably. The games were a great suc­cess with all the reg­u­lar heavy events and races as tourists and lo­cals cheered on their favourite com­peti­tors.

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Keen run­ners power on in the adult ‘s sec­tion. David Hart throws the 56lb weight

for dis­tance.

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Lochaber high school pipe band was led by chief­tain of the games,

Sir Cameron Mack­in­tosh.

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Anna Mackel­laig, of Sten­house­muir, Aimee Sned­don, of Mal­laig,

and Me­gan O’Don­nell, of In­ver­ness.

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Roni Slater, from Glas­gow won the girls 7 and un­der race.

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Brad North, from Not­ting­ham was keen to try his hand at throw­ing the weight. He was taken un­der the wing of com­peti­tor, Ben Grunt.

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