Normally the Nethybridge Games clashes with the Worlds in Glasgow and as a result the entries for Nethy, the ‘friendly games in the forest’, have been manageable, reports Duncan Watson.
This year those events don’t clash and there is a concern that the entries will exceed the management of the competition as there is just the one competition platform.
In view of this the Nethy Committee are placing a cap on the number of entries to 10. The competitions comprise, Piobaireachd, March, Strathspey and Reel and a Jig. With the one board and that number, it will be a full enough day.
The committee has decided that entries will be closed on 5th August. The entry form can be seen here.
This announcement will hopefully avoid pipers traveling unnecessarily, finding that there are no ‘on the field entries’ as was the case in previous years. There is good prizemoney with £125 for first in piobaireachd.
We are still awaiting full results from Arisaig Games held yesterday in one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland’s west coast.
First reports indicate a very large entry of 18 with Angus D. MacColl and Fred Morrison first and second in all senior events. We hope to bring you the full list of winners soon.
MALLAIG & MORAR GAMES
Allan J. MacKenzie…..I wonder if you would be so kind again as to announce the Mallaig and Morar Highland Games are returning again to Lovat Field this year complete with a full range of piping contests. The date is Sunday August 6 with senior and junior events. All entries on-field only by 12 noon.
Piping awards include:
John Gillies of Bourblach Ceòl Mòr Memorial Cup.
March – MacBrayne Cup
18 & under – Simon MacKinnon Trophy
New Awards include: Strathspey&Reel – Archie Gillies Memorial Cup
Best Adult Piper: Alasdair FB Roberts Memorial Quaich
Organisers for this popular games at the Perthshire beauty spot are expecting a large entry next Wednesday, August 2.
They will be taking entries for the piping from 10 -10.45am with the competition starting around 11am. There are three piping benches of two judges each.
All pipers pay admission to the park but this then gains free entry to the competitions. Piping events:
Senior (18+): Piobaireachd, March and Strathspey & Reel, Jig
Intermediate under-18: Piobaireachd, March and Strathspey & Reel, Jig
Junior under-14: Piobaireachd, March and Strathspey & Reel, Jig
This year Killin Games will be a focal point for Clan Macnab’s ‘Homecoming Gathering’ taking place between 31st July and August 3rd.
The Bagpiper’s Handbook…a must have for all pipers