Bon­nie boy

Loch Lomond High­land Games

Lennox Herald - - FRONT PAGE - Marc McLean

This fella stole the show when he joined pipers for a parade through Bal­loch as part of the Loch Lomond High­land Games.

Bal­loch wel­comed more than 9000 vis­i­tors to this year’s Loch Lomond High­land Games on Satur­day.

The event hosted a range of tra­di­tional High­land games com­pe­ti­tions in­clud­ing cy­cling, run­ning, ham­mer throw­ing and heavy weights and the tra­di­tional toss­ing of the caber.

Dancers from Lacey Brown School of Danc­ing en­ter­tained the crowds with tra­di­tional dances in their im­mac­u­late cos­tumes and per­fect hair.

Pipers from He­lens­burgh and Clan Colquhoun and Tul­lial­lan took part in the pipe band com­pe­ti­tions.

Vis­i­tors from around the world, in­clud­ing

Amer­ica, Italy and France, were en­ter­tained through­out the day with track and field events in­clud­ing run­ning, tug-of- war and the heavy­weight events of ball, ham­mer, weight and caber. Provost Dou­glas McAl­lis­ter said: “The Loch Lomond High­land Games is al­ways a great fam­ily day out with some­thing for ev­ery­one to en­joy. “It is espe­cially nice to hear of the peo­ple who have trav­elled from abroad to join us at the games. “I am proud of our Scot­tish her­itage and the games are a great way for tourists and vis­i­tors to get a true taste of Scot­land.” The Chief­tain of the Loch Lomond High­land Games, Ma­jor James Macrae, said: “I am de­lighted with this year’s event, which has been very well at­tended. It is great tes­ta­ment to ev­ery­one in­volved in or­gan­is­ing the games, which at­tracts con­tes­tants and spec­ta­tors from home and abroad every year. Loch Lomond Rugby Club won the tug-ofwar against tough op­po­si­tion from Vale of Leven Cricket Club. Dum­bar­ton man James Melvile won the 800m cy­cling event, while sev­eral lo­cal girls were among the win­ners in the High­land danc­ing com­pe­ti­tions. The win­ners were: novice - Skye McSor­ley, He­lens­burgh; in­ter­me­di­ate - Dana Dolan, Dum­bar­ton; Pre­mier, Ju­ve­nile Pre­mier, Ju­ve­nile Dun­bar­ton­shire - Zoe Col­raine, Alexan­dria; He­lens­burgh Pre­mier Ca­tri­ona Gam­mons; Dum­bar­ton Pre­mier - Kristie Scott; Adult Pre­mier - Char­lotte McFie, Alexan­dria.

Athletics

80m: Al­lan Hamil­ton, Ed­in­burgh 90m: Al­lan Hamil­ton, Ed­in­burgh 200m : Kieran Hal­l­i­day 400m: Craig Robert­son, Pit­reavie 800m : Craig Bell, For­far 1600m : LukeTrayno­r 3200m : LukeTrayno­r

:: Long jump Al­lan Hamil­ton, 22’0” Triple jump Al­lan Hamil­ton 47.3”

Youths

90m : Mad­di­son Mur­doch, Larkhall

: Rachael Syming­ton, Cly­des­dale 200m: 800m RobertWhit­tock, Cly­des­dale

Cy­cling

800m : James Melvile, Dum­bar­ton 1600m : Lewis Cham­pion 3200m : Lewis Cham­pion Deil : 1. Lewis Cham­pion; 2. James Melvile; 3. Ste­vie Jack­son.

Heav­ies

Scot­tish High­land Games As­so­ci­a­tion World Heavy Events Cham­pi­onship 16lb stone: LWenta 22lb stone: L Wenta 28lb weight for dis­tance : MVin­cent 56lb weight for dis­tance : MVin­cent 16lb ham­mer: S Rider 22lb ham­mer: S Rider 56lb weight over bar : first equal LWenta and J John­ston Caber : 1. S Rider; 2. LWenta and MVin­cent

High­land danc­ing

Begin­ners: Aimee McDer­mott, 10, May­bole; Cleo Lawrie, 15, Pais­ley Novice: Enya O’Don­nell, 10, Glas­gow; Skye McSor­ley, He­lens­burgh; In­ter­me­di­ate: Dana Dolan, 10, Dum­bar­ton; Ab­bie Mount­fort, Car­luke Pre­mier: Zoe Col­raine, 11, Alexan­dria; Mil­lie McDaid, 13, Glen­rothes; Solana John­stone, 15, Dum­fries Adult pre­mier: Ab­bie MacNeil, Glas­gow Ju­ve­nile pre­mier: Zoe Col­raine, Alexan­dria; Ca­tri­ona Gam­mons, He­lens­burgh; Kristie Scott, Dum­bar­ton Ju­ve­nile Dun­bar­ton­shire: Zoe Col­raine, Alexan­dria Adult pre­mier: Char­lotte McFie, Alexan­dria Over­all pre­mier: Ab­bie MacNeil, Glas­gow

Tug of war

Loch Lomond Rugby Club

Beret good This young­ster is look­ing dap­per 160716BALL­OCH_GAMES_22

And she’s off Looks like this woman is in the lead 160716BALL­OCH_GAMES_36

High­land fling Dancers show off their moves 160716BALL­OCH_GAMES_20

Ready for launch Throw­ing the weight 160716BALL­OCH_GAMES_15

Masterchef­s The poor pig is ready for the chop 160716BALL­OCH_GAMES_09

Spec­ta­tors More than 9000 vis­i­tors at­tended 160716BALL­OCH_GAMES_01

Down to earth The athletics was pop­u­lar 160716BALL­OCH_GAMES_08

March­ing on Pipers en­ter the main field 160716BALL­OCH_GAMES_39

Lift off The caber toss­ing event was pop­u­lar 160716BALL­OCH_GAMES_04

Pig power This com­peti­tor bat­tles like an an­i­mal 160716BALL­OCH_GAMES_28

Beat the drums With one of the youngest mem­bers 160716BALL­OCH_GAMES_53

Fi­nal push Sprint­ing to the fin­ish line 160716BALL­OCH_GAMES_06

Sand man Ex­tra ef­fort in the long jump 160716BALL­OCH_GAMES_11

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