Lochaber Pro­vin­cial Mòd suc­cess

Bun-Sgoil Ghàidhlig Loch Abar hosts two-day event

The Oban Times - - News -

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.

All pho­to­graphs by Abright­side Pho­tog­ra­phy.

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.

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