Annual Ardnamurchan Mòd hits the high notes
MORE than 300 people – the largest number of entries for many years – competed in the annual Mòd Aird nam Murchan last Friday.
The Mòd was once again held in Ardnamurchan High School, with competitors coming from the peninsula’s five primary schools.
Convener Fiona MacLean said: ‘We had a good number of choirs and five action songs, which was fantastic.
‘That is a lot for us. Having more than 300 people competing is more than usual for us.
‘Having the national Mòd coming to Fort William this year has given us an edge and we hope first prize-winners will go on to compete in the Mòd. The Mòd supports our five primary schools and gives the four non- Gaelic-medium schools a chance to take part in Gaelic competitively.
‘The high school has been so generous in having us because we turn the place upside down.
‘We can’t thank them enough.’
Four pupils from Mallaig Primary School who took part in the Ardnamurchan Mòd.
Ardgour Primary School children at the Mòd.
Kilchoan Primary School at Ardnamurchan Mòd.
Laura Robertson got three first place prizes and had 100 per cent in her poetry.
Eilidh MacInnes with her firsts for solo singing and poetry.
Francis MacDonald from Ardnamurchan High School won first in violin solo.
Maggie Griffin, six, with her first place pin.
Donnie Macaskill got second place in chanter.
Erin MacKintosh won first place for solo singing.
Aaran MacLennan got a first for keyboard.
Roscoe Doors with big brother Parker both had first places at the Mòd.
Kenny Murdo MacLennan was first in the accordion.
Jamie Rowantree, 10, from Acharacle.
Sean MacLellan won first place for poetry.
Michael Doherty won first prize in chanter.
Alexander Pervan with two first place medals.
Ellie Richardson took part in this year’s Mòd.
Alan MacInnes with his accordion.
Catriona Cameron competed at the Mòd.
Layla MacIntyre and Verity Lawrence both took second place in solo singing.
Eilidh Morrison from Acharacle Primary School with her first place pin.