Lochaber Provincial Mòd success
Bun-Sgoil Ghàidhlig Loch Abar hosts two-day event
LOCHABER competitiors have been hitting all the right notes at the annual Provincial Mòd.
The two- day event was held at Fort William’s Gaelic school, Bun- Sgoil Ghàidhlig Loch Abar, on Friday June 9 and Saturday June 10.
The two- day event saw school pupils from all over Lochaber taking part, including youngsters from St Columba’s Fort William, Caol, Banavie, Lundavra, Lady Lovat, the Gaelic Medium school in Mallaig, Ballachulish, Kinlochleven, Spean Bridge and St Brides.
This was the second year senior competitions were run for anyone over the age of 18. The eldest contestant this year was a man in his 70s.
Committee member Moira Robertson said standards at this year’s competition were ‘ very high’.
She said: ‘Everything has gone really well this year and the judges were very impressed with the high standard performances from all the children.’
Ahead of this year’s Royal National Mòd being held in Fort William, Moira said they have been trying to get more entries. ‘We have tried to get as many people involved as possible as a practice for the Mòd when it comes in October. It’s good to use this to encourage people to enter.’
Moira, who is on the Royal National Mòd committee, said the Lochaber group had to raise £ 31,000 for running costs and have been doing various fundraising activities over the past two years.
Sgoil Chuil Loch Abar fiddle group winners.
Bun-Sgoil Ghaidhlig Loch Abar won two awards for choir singing.
Three pupils from Bun-Sgoil Ghaidhlig Loch Abar show off the two awards the choir won.
Calvin Maxton won first place in the 5- 6 years learner conversation.
Ballachulish Primary School pupil Charlotte Bathurst won first place in the 9-10 years learner conversation.
Eva Griffin won 7-8 years fluent recitation and 1st place in fluent solo singing.
Calum Archie MacKinnon won the boys under 13 Fluent Traditional Singing.
Cameron MacIssac won the Intermediate Accordion Class.