Rain fails to dampen spir­its as thou­sands flock to Skye Games

The Oban Times - - News -

LAURA SMITH from Cairnie, Aberdeen­shire, won the Hugh Gil­lies Tro­phy for best all-round dancer in the 16 and over cat­e­gory at Isle of Skye High­land Games.

Thou­sands of lo­cals and tourists en­joyed the games in Por­tee last Wed­nes­day.

Al­lan Ste­wart, sec­re­tary of the or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee said: ‘Af­ter a wet start to the day a large crowd en­joyed the games.’

Laura won all but two of the events in her age cat­e­gory – High­land Fling, Seann Tri­ub­has, Reels and Horn­pipe – and came sec­ond in the Gil­lie Cal­lum and Ir­ish Jigs which were won by Darra Wood from Tain.

Molly Smith, also from Cairnie, won all the com­pe­ti­tions in the 15 and un­der cat­e­gory. She re­ceived the Wood­man Fam­ily Tro­phy for be­ing the best over­all in her age group as well as the Rose­mary and Alex McGuire Chal­lenge Tro­phy for the best over­all High­land dancer.

Isla McKen­zie of Fearn won all the com­pe­ti­tions in the 13 and un­der age cat­e­gory, ex­cept for the Gil­lie Cal­lum and Seann Tri­ub­has which were won by Scout Knight of Huntly.

Isla won the Cale­do­nian MacBrayne Tro­phy for the best dancer in her age group.

Laura Smith of Cairnie won the Hugh Gil­lies Tro­phy for best all-round dancer aged 16 years and over. Photo by Brian Smith, Jasper­im­age.

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