Sir Wil­liam praises club or­gan­is­ers

The Oban Times - - News - by Hugh Smith

BOWLERS from across the is­land met at the Port Ellen bowl­ing club to take part in the mixed dou­bles match for the John Stewart me­mo­rial tro­phy.

This was pre­sented to the club by Pro­fes­sor Sir Wil­liam Stewart, a na­tive of Port Ellen in mem­ory of his son John, whose sud­den death at a young age dev­as­tated his fam­ily and sad­dened all who knew him.

The win­ners in a hard-fought fi­nal were Stu­art MacNeill, presently on hol­i­day in his na­tive Port­na­haven, and Port Ellen res­i­dent, Kenny MacGlashan.

The wor­thy run­ners-up were Su­san Shaw from Bal­ly­grant and Port Ellen’s Jonathon Far­rell, both for­mer win­ners of the tro­phy.

The tro­phy was handed over by Sir Wil­liam who was ac­com­pa­nied by Lady Stewart. Sir Wil­liam, the Dundee-based for­mer Chief Sci­en­tific Ad­viser to the gov­ern­ment and cur­rent honorary pa­tron of the Glas­gow Is­lay As­so­ci­a­tion, con­grat­u­lated the win­ners and praised the match- or­gan­is­ing abil­i­ties of for­mer club pres­i­dents, Andy Hope and Ralph Mid­dle­ton.

A cross­roads for an ec­u­meni­cal event

REP­RE­SEN­TA­TIVES from the var­i­ous churches met on Sun­day for an ec­u­meni­cal open air ser­vice at the foot of the 8th cen­tury Kil­dal­ton Cross now re­garded as the most per­fect mon­u­ment of its date to sur­vive in western Europe.

Over 40 wor­ship­pers met at the an­cient and sa­cred site and the of­fi­ci­at­ing clergy were the Rev Va­lerie Wat­son, min­is­ter of the north parishes, the Rev An­gus Mor­ri­son, for­mer min­is­ter at Port Ellen, the Rev Alastair Cherry, cur­rently locum min­is­ter for the va­cant charges of Ki­lar­row, Kil­dal­ton and Oa and Jura, and the Rev Jim McNulty, pas­tor of the Is­lay Bap­tist con­gre­ga­tions.

WIN­NING COM­BI­NA­TION: Andy Hope, Stu­art MacNeill, Sir Wil­liam

Stewart, Kenny MacGlashan, Ralph Mid­dle­ton and Su­san Shaw

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