Sir William praises club organisers
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