ISLE OF SKYE highland GAMES
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.
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
Iain MacGillivray, from Tain, won the men’s two-lap race