ISLE OF SKYE high­land GAMES

The Oban Times - - News -

ADRIZZLY day in Portree couldn’t dampen the spir­its of the lo­cals and tourists who turned out for the 188th Skye High­land games last week.

Thou­sands of peo­ple ar­rived at the out­door event venue, the Lump, for a fun­filled day of heav­ies, pip­ing and ath­let­ics.

Scott Ry­der from Lon­don stole the show in the heavy com­pe­ti­tions, tak­ing first place in putting the stone, weight for dis­tance, and toss­ing the caber while Christina Rankin from Uig won the ladies eight lap race and hill race and was sec­ond in the ladies two-lap race and open eight-lap race. But it was not only on games day that prizes could be won, as mu­si­cians from Ed­in­burgh, Lochaber and In­ver­aray joined the is­lan­ders for the pip­ing com­pe­ti­tion, held on Tues­day. Com­peti­tors then took to the wa­ter for the yacht and dinghy races on Fri­day, or­gan­ised by Skye sail­ing club.

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Scott Ry­der from Dart­ford, Kent took the lead in the heavy­weights Lorna MacRae, from Portree won the ladies two-lap race

David Colthart from Blair Atholl took part in

men’s races, high jump, long jump and heavy­weight com­pe­ti­tions

Isle of Skye pipe band per­formed to crowds in the arena Tony Daf­furn, 28, from Coat­bridge won the over 16s high jump com­pe­ti­tion

Daib­hidh McDon­nell, 19, com­peted in the high jump chal­lenge

Lorne Colthart, from Blair Atholl com­peted in the

heavy­weights

Iain MacGil­livray, from Tain, won the men’s two-lap race

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