This website use cookies and similar technologies to improve the site and to provide customised content and advertising. By using this site, you agree to this use. To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
GB
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the United Kingdom version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Digital Subscriptions > The Oban Times & Lochaber Times > 1st September 2016 > The Argyllshire Gathering 2016

The Argyllshire Gathering 2016

Record numbers flock to games as sun burns event into the memory

sneil@obantimes.co.uk

THOUSANDS gathered from across the world to compete and socialise at Oban’s 145-year-old celebration of Highland culture and traditions last Thursday.

‘We’ve been blessed with a fantastic day,’ the Argyllshire Gathering’s senior steward, Robin Nicholson, told members at the start. ‘We’re hoping for a spectacular march to keep the tourists happy.’

He thanked MacQueen Bros Ltd and Argyll and Bute Council for ‘without their support we would not be able to hold the games’, and paid tribute to Duncan Currie MacIntyre, a member of the Argyllshire Gathering and St Columba’s Cathedral, who died in July.

The Duke of Argyll and Matthew Anderson take the salute as Oban High School Pipe Band parades past.

Once the march of the Stewards reached the games field at Mossfield, the competing pipers halted to remember the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.

Angus MacColl, Benderloch, played the retreat march The Battle of the Somme by the Ballachulish Pipe Major William Lawrie, who fought in the horrendous battle with the 8th Battalion of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.

Oban’s Emma Thompson took first, Sian Henderson, Isle of Mull, was second, with Julie Didcock, Oban, taking third.
READ MORE
Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of The Oban Times & Lochaber Times - 1st September 2016
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - 1st September 2016
£0.99
Or 99 points
Annual Digital Subscription
SAVE
36%
£32.99
Or 3299 points
6 Month Digital Subscription
SAVE
30%
£17.99
Or 1799 points

View Issues

About The Oban Times & Lochaber Times

Local news, sport and leisure

Other Articles in this Issue