High praise and thanks for Mull games stalwarts
MULL Highland Games is considered by many to have one of the best natural amphitheatres in Scotland – and this year did not disappoint.
While the grass was a little soft in areas due to torrential rain the evening before, the joy of the games was evident in the number of competitors who took part and the ability to challenge existing records. A good number of competitors took part in all events.
In commemoration of the 70th year of the Scottish Highland Games Association, certificates of appreciation were given to stalwarts of the Highland games on Mull. Quartermaster Alastair I Maclean MBE, William MacCallum MBE and Alec Livingstone received awards from the Mull games president, Andrew Alexander Kain, alongside hereditary chieftain Sir Lachlan MacLean of Duart and Morvern, chief of the Clan MacLean.
Honorary chairman William Hume QFSM said thank you to everyone who helped make the games what they were.
He said: ‘It was a superb day. Real thanks to all those people who are dedicated to the games. We were a bit worried about the weather the night before due to torrential rain. But the volunteers pulled out all the stops and managed to set up the games field by working well into the night.
‘Without the volunteers, there would be no games. Huge thanks also go to the sponsors, the people who help with the games, stewards and judges. A huge thank-you to everyone who makes the games work for everyone.’
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Oban High School Pipe Band entertains the crowds.
Iona MacKinlay is presented with her dancing trophy by Sir Lachlan MacLean of Duart.
Jamie Cadzow about to unleash the hammer.
The under-11 boys dash for the line.
The girls’ under-nine race was a close affair.
The under-11 girls sprint to the finish.