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DCR97.4FM “PERPETUAL DREAMS” PRESENTER PUBLISHES HIS “CAMINO DREAM” BOOK

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“I didn’t realise at the time that at the end of a day’s walking on the Camino de Santiago, when I was tired but happy, that the thoughts I was writing down would one day be a book. I’m proud that I’ve written this and hope that one day it inspires someone to do something they dream about.”

My first book – “My Camino Dream” Iain McKie December 2017

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Iain McKie presented his first programme here on Dunoon Community Radio on the 15th December 2015 , some of you will remember Iain was first introduced to the listeners as a guest on Tuesday’s TLLLVLBS with Victor and Carol and made such an impression not only with the DCR97.4FM team but with the listeners that he was asked to return the following week and then the next and now has been given his very own programme.

Iain’s weekly show “perpetual dreams” is a time to sit back, have fun and listen to a incredible variety of music, many tunes the choice of the listeners. There is also the chance to talk about some of the positive things in life with a weekly inspirational quote while Iain will look at the fun side of any issues that may require help with.

Since the start of his programme Iain has invited guest into the studio to chat not only well known personalities but folk talking about social issues and community matters and even medical issues such as the Vaginal Mesh controversy always keen to bring to his listeners attention important matters that need a wee push.

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Iain is always ready to promote achievement of groups or individuals be it folk involved in the arts or physical activities like  a youngster’s baton Twirlers troupe or championing local girl Rachel Bowie Scotland B team captain.

It wasn’t long after Iain started his programme when he started telling his listeners about a book he was reading and how inspirational he was finding it and he knew there was something he really had to do which was ‘The Camino de Santiago”

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‘The Camino de Santiago also known by the English name  Way of St James is the name of any of the pilgrimage routes, known as pilgrim ways,  to the shrine of the apostle St. James the Great in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern Spain, where tradition has it that the remains of the saint are buried.                                                                                                                                                                                        Many take up this route as a form of spiritual path or retreat for their spiritual growth.

In February 2016 Iain gave details of his quest and promised to keep everyone informed by creating a blog on social media and wouldl try to add to it as often as he could he would also paint one picture a day.

Iain did tell his listeners that he had trouble writing a shopping list and as for drawing his only experience was the “Art” classes he had recently been attending as an interesting topic to talk to his listeners about.

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The seriousness of the quest became very apparent when Iain took to weighing items of clothing on his programme as every single item he would take had to be weighed and be part of a calculated total weight he would carry over 500 miles.

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COUNTRY BLUES LEGEND MISSISSIPPI JOHN HURT TO BE REMEMBERED IN 2018 UK CONCERT TOUR

A CONCERT tour planned for 2018 will remember the life and times of country blues legend Mississippi John Hurt.

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The show, featuring Mississippi John Hurt biographer, musician and DCR97.4FM broadcaster  Dunoon’s Dr Phil and country blues musician Blue John, will celebrate the 90th anniversary of Hurt’s legendary 1928 recordings for the Okeh label.

Promoters, concert venues, folk clubs and house concert organisers throughout the UK are being invited to book the show.

Dr Phil (Phil Ratcliffe) – who wrote the critically acclaimed biography Mississippi John Hurt, His Life, His Times, His Blues, will tell the story of Hurt from his birth (his parents were freed slaves), the trials and tribulations of being black in rural Mississippi in the first half of the 20th century, Hurt’s first recordings and his later life-changing re-discovery.

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The story is one that absolutely captivates music fans (see below for more details).

The show will feature lots of Mississippi John Hurt’s songs performed live plus the playing of rare examples of his original 78 rpm records from 1928 played on a 1920s wind-up Victrola phonograph.

As well as musical performances by Dr Phil there will also be a set by Blue John (John Gregory), a country blues guitarist and singer who performs solo and as part of the blues duo Blue John and Papa Cass.

Dr Phil and Blue John will also team up for some duo performances as part of the show. They are no strangers to performing together as they were the special guests during world-renowned country blues guitarist Ari Eisinger’s 2017 British Isles tour.

To book this show contact John at bluejohnmedia@hotmail.co.uk or Dr Phil at dr.ratcliffe@btconnect.com

Further information:

Mississippi John Hurt by Dr Phil

Outside of the small Delta town of Avalon, Mississippi, only a small group of music aficionados had heard of Mississippi John Hurt (1892–1966) until after he turned seventy-one years old in 1963. His early recordings, made in 1928, made him an icon of the country blues.

His parents were slaves, released at the end of the Civil War. Young John Hurt learned to play guitar, playing the popular old-timey tunes of the time and was soon entertaining at family gatherings. During his lifetime two white men, interested in his music, knocked on the door of his little shotgun house.

The first was Tommy Rockwell from the Okeh Record Company in late 1927 or early 1928, who asked him to travel to Memphis to record. John was 35 years old. Eight sides were recorded at the McCall Building, Memphis ninety years ago on February 14th 1928. The Great Depression set in and John returned home to Avalon and lived there for over thirty years until he received the second knock on his door from a white man interested in his music.

Young hippie, Tom Hoskins, one of a handful of aficionados that had heard of Mississippi John Hurt’s early recordings, had long wondered what happened to the old blues musicians. Following a clue from one of the rarest of the early records, Hoskins drove down to Avalon, Mississippi to search for traces of Mississippi John Hurt. It was March, 1963 when Hoskins asked at the Avalon Country Store and gas station whether anyone ever heard of a musician called Mississippi John Hurt. He was astonished to be told, ‘second mail box on the left up the dirt road; that’s where you’ll find John.’

Following his rediscovery, John enjoyed his new-found fame, more money than he had been accustomed to, and the adoration of his young fans, but he cannot have imagined that over fifty years later his name and his music would be even more well-known and would be enjoyed by increasing numbers of fans. Or that ninety years later we would be celebrating the day that he made those very first recordings that led to his fame. It seems that this gentle, humble man from rural Mississippi will be remembered for ever, and rightly so.

 

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN! WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU

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Yes as DJ Simon say’s it’s that time of year again we have dusted off all the Christmas CDs and got out the Christmas Jumper, you know the one that Rudolph lights up and we are ready to help you make your Christmas Party as special as it should be and don’t forget—– Scream If You Want To Go Faster

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OPEN CHURCHES FOR DUNOON & DISTRICT

Everyone is invited to this December’s Open Churches Christmas 2017

Seven Churches will take part this year inviting folk to visit the churches to share their preparations, celebrations and decorations.

A cup of tea and a warm welcome awaits everyone one and they may be the perfect places —

for a few quiet moments at this very busy time.

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PROMOTING GAELIC AT OPEN EVENT AT SANDBANK PRIMARY SCHOOL GAELIC UNIT

Sandbank Primary School Gaelic Unit are holding an Open Doors Event for the Gaelic Unit 2:30-3:30pm on Wed 6th Dec.                                                Everyone is invited  to come in and watch the 2 Gaelic classes in action, after which teachers Norman and Catriona will be happy to stay and talk and answer any questions that people might have about Gaelic Education after the pupils have gone home once our pupils go home.  It is hoped groups such as Gaidhlig san Dachaigh will have a stand have a stand at the school with informative literature

 

 

 

 

WHAT THE CHARTS SAID AS DCR CELEBRATED ITS 8TH BIRTHDAY

 AT THE START OF A NEW MONTH –  —IT’S LYNNE CARTER DTAstrol WEDNESDAY 6th DECEMBER 3.00PM

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Along with the planetary activity Lynn shall be looking at the charts for DCR97.4fm as it celebrated its 8th birthday on 1/12/17. To round off her show Lynn  will be having a look at the remaining signs of the zodiac.

The ancient art of Astrology enables you to find your unique characteristics emanating from your birth chart, the planets, signs and houses. Where they fall in will relate to you, your feelings, gifts, talents, difficulties and your destiny. All this comes with the added information from Medieval Astrology … the reason why you were born.

 

I’TS OUR 8TH BIRTHDAY AND IT’S TIME FOR THOSE SPECIAL ONCE A YEAR TUNES

IT WAS EXCACTLY 8 YEARS AGO TODAY DCR BEGAN TO PLAY………… AT 5PM ON THE 1ST DECEMBER 2009 DCR97.4FM PLAYED CHRISTMAS CHEER BY THE PURPLE DOVES……….

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OK,OK SILLY SEASON IS HERE AGAIN AND WHY NOT, TODAY IS ALSO OUR 8th BIRTHDAY HERE AT DCR97.4FM………. LETS MAKE THE MONTH OF DECEMBER A REAL NICE FUN MONTH, LETS THINK NICE THINGS AND BE NICE TO EACH OTHER, LETS ALL HAVE A VERY NICE TIME ,YOU NEVER KNOW WE MIGHT LIKE IT AND DO IT AGAIN NEXT MONTH ,& THE NEXT, & THE NEXT,& THE NEXT,& THE NEXT,& THE NEXT,& THE NEXT,& THE NEXT,& THE NEXT,& THE NEXT,& THE NEXT,& THE NEXT,& THE NEXT, & THE NEXT,& THE NEXT,& THE NEXT,& THE NEXT,& THE NEXT,& THE NEXT,………………………..

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ALL THINGS MOD-WITH JENIFER & OBAN GAELIC CHOIR’S DEBUT CD– STORAS

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ALL THINGS MOD–LOOK WHAT Jenifer Cousins HAS FOR TONIGHT’S PROGRAMME -SENT FROM HER FRIENDS AT BirnamCD -Congratulations OBAN GAELIC CHOIR .Formed in 1892 the oldest choir in Gaeldom this CD was well worth the wait–also Mod Shop News.plus October Mod 2018 accommodation appeal and Gunner Sound CEILIDH 3rd March 2018 –Dunoon

THANKYOU TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED MAKE OUR 9 HOUR DAZZLE BROADCAST SUCH A DAZZLING SUCCESS

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9.00AM –6.00PM SATURDAY 25th NOVEMBER DUNOON DAZZLES BROADCAST LIVE FROM THE HEART OF THE DUNOON COMMUNITY

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 LIVE FROM THE JOHN STREET BROADCASTING STUDIO

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With you Host K M REID , Kate & her Team KM will be holding things together in the studio today both on the air and behind the scenes – if you are one of the many guest who will be coming into the studio to chat to the listeners It will be Kate or one of her team who will greet you and if you have the time there may be a wee mince pie .

Supporting Kate in  broadcasting will be fellow presenter Malcolm Scott

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AND FOR THIS SPECIAL LIVE BROADCAST OF DUNOON DAZZLES WE WILL HAVE ONE OF SCOTLAND’S BEST KNOWN RADIO PRESENTERS –FROM “YOUR RADIO” WE HAVE MIKE McLEAN —-

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-keeping you informed to what’s happening with the Argyll Street activities with over twenty market stalls Giant Fairground Rides and of course the best entertainment in Argyll from the big Stage.

Mike will also be talking to  Dazzle Performers from the Big Stage including

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THE SWING CATS 

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WHILST KATE & THE STUDIO TEAM ARE MAKING SURE ALL OUR LISTENERS OUR KEPT  INFORMED OF WHAT IS DAZZLING VICTOR & HIS TEAM WILL BE OUT AND ABOUT KEEPING THE FOLK AT ARGYLL GARDENS IN INFORMED WITH LATEST DAZZLE NEWS

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LIVE AT THE BANDSTAND & ARGYLL GARDENS EVENTS 10.00am – 3.00pm  —-IS WHERE YOU WILL CATCH VICTOR & HIS TEAM — Simon, Mark , Gaulty, Hanna, Luke, and new DCR97.4FM presenter Jill Toosey & Allan from Guilty Pleasures a  new Sunday night Programme that will be starting soon .

We will be around the Bandstand Playing music, shout-outs and keeping folk up to date with the all the “What -Where and When and inviting folk to participate in the entertainment

We will be chatting to folk at the midday Reindeer Parade when 5 years old Miss  Logan Lock will be  accompanying Santa along with The Dunoon Argyll Pipe Band up Argyll street

Jill is looking to putting together a wee sing -a- long with the Dunoon Community Choir—  about 2pm that’s before the Kid’s Santa Dash so come early and join in the singing

Argyll Gardens Events Official Schedule 

Dunoon Community Radio Roadshow 11am – 2.50pm

Reindeer Pen 11.30am – 2 pm

12 midday –Santas Reindeer Parade with 5years old Logan Lock

Santas Grotto Open at 12.30pm

Face Painter   1pm

Kids Santa Dash Start/Finish line 2.30pm

 

 

STRUAN LODGE PROGRESS REPORT PUBLIC MEETING

 

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DUNOON COMMUN ITY COUNCIL and STRUAN LODGE DEVELOPMENT GROUP have posted notice to advise of two Public sessions to be held Wednesday 22nd November 2017 in Dunoon Grammar School between 6pm and 9pm and Thursday 23RD November 2017 in St Muns Church Hall between 2pm and 4.30pm

These meetings will be in the form of DROP IN Sessions to provide an update on the progress of discussions with ARGYLL & BUTE HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE PARTNERSHIP on the future for STRUAN LODGE and to obtain observations

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In May 2017 the Integration Joint board of Argyll & Bute Health and Social Care Partnership agreed that time should be given for discussion to take place with the Struan Lodge Development Group to consider the points set out in that body’s Strategy  document which presented a case for continuing twenty-four hour care at Struan Lodge and further developing the facilities there and at the Cowal Community Hospital with a view to creating a centre of excellence in adult care for the people of Cowal.

In August 2017 a Struan Lodge Redesign Project Group was set up and since then has met on four occasions and created two sub groups to investigate and report on specific issues. These sub groups were set up after considering the priority issues for the Redesign Project Group. These priorities were determined in order to meet the timetable for reporting back to the Integrated Joint Board in March 2018 and to be in a position to offer the required savings in the operation of Struan Lodge while giving time to review the medium and longer term services that would be needed to meet the needs of the people of Cowal given the anticipated demographics for the area while meeting the Scottish Governments targets for providing care in a manner which would allow people to remain in their own homes rather than be cared for in hospitals or residential care facilities.

This being the case the Struan Lodge Redesign Project Group decided that there were three key areas to initially concentrate on and these are:-

  • The development of day services  to a wider clientele throughout Cowal
  • The use of Struan Lodge for provision of reablement services that will help reduce the number of days spent in hospital awaiting discharge and the use of Struan Lodge to reduce unnecessary admission to hospital, a  process known as Step Up/Step Down
  • That the Health and Social Care Partnership and the Struan Lodge Development Group reach an agreed position regarding statistical data which sets out the forecast demographic figures for Cowal and how this will impact on the forecast needs for care.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC and INTERESTED COMMUNITY GROUPS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND ONE OR BOTH EVENTS

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DAZZLE TIME

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DUNOON FILM FESTIVAL FRI 10 – SUN 12 NOVEMBER 2017

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Advertised as a three day kino-ceilidh of films, music, interactive workshops and talks by the water the DUNOON FILM FESTIVAL is with us again utilising Dunoon’s Studio Cinema and the newly refurbished Dunoon Burgh Hall


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STEWART FENWICK CELEBRATES 500th CELTIC COUNTRY 5TH NOVEMBER

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For 500 Programmes Stewart has brought us a mix of Country music from the Celtic lands plus the Country music gig guide for Scotland. Stewart has been broadcasting for over 40 years, firstly on his school station, “Radio Lornshill”, then on Radio Airthrey at Stirling University, where he ended an eight year run in 1988 with a 24 hour broadcast. He went on to present “Country Gold” on Central FM in Scotland for 15 years, as well as writing for Country Music & Dance In Scotland, and Country Music & More.  

This Sunday will be the 500th Celtic Country programme on Celtic Music Radio, having began back in the early days, when the programme was only broadcast during Celtic Connections and we have been proud to broadcast his weekly programme from the beginning of our DCR97.4FM broadcast

To celebrate Stewart will be having a CD Giveaway in a simple competition- who is the most played artist over the 500 programmes (Stewart has played over 2300), and as a secondary bonus question, who is most played Scottish act (born or based here). Just post your answers on Stewarts Face Book page  https://www.facebook.com/stewart.fenwick  by Sunday 5th November – go on, have a guess.

To help Stewart celebrate he will introduce special guest

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Geordie Jack, who wrote “Crazy Celtic Music”, the very first track played on the programme, is best known as frontman with Colorado, the British Country Music Association’s Band of The Year right through the 1980’s. Geordie is still as popular as ever, and only last weekend, headlined the Northern Nashville Caithness CMC 30th Anniversary Event. His latest album, “Choices” continues to be one of the most popular CD’s on the Scottish Country music scene.

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Lisa McHugh visited the programme, back when she had just released her debut single “Old Fashioned Girl”.

Since then, Lisa has moved to Ireland, but we’ve never forgotten her Glasgow roots on the programme. Six albums later, and the Glasgow girl is now one of Ireland’s biggest Country stars, and has just released her latest album, “Who I Am”.

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Allan Broom, who has been around since the first programme, has acted as the reception committee for most of the visiting guests, will also be on hand to share some of the memories.

GUESS WHAT NIGHT IT IS TONIGHT ——3 TRIES

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IAIN McKIE’S PERPETUAL DREAMS–LIVE IN THE STUDIO NOW—LIVE FOR HALLOWEEN

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AT THE START OF A NEW MONTH —IT’S LYNNE CARTER DTAstrol

1ST NOVEMBER

The ancient art of Astrology enables you to find your unique characteristics emanating from your birth chart, the planets, signs and houses. Where they fall in will relate to you, your feelings, gifts, talents, difficulties and your destiny. All this comes with the added information from Medieval Astrology … the reason why you were born.

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My next broadcast will be on the 1/11/17 at 15:00. 97.4 FM. This Month I start on the signs of the Zodiac.

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12 People are standing at a bust stop, the bus is late and this is how they react. Aires; starts running to work. Taurus; Knows the bus will come and is patient. Gemini; Starts taking to everyone. Cancer; Gets upset and takes it all personally. Leo; Starts to entertain everyone. Virgo; Starts to worry about his meetings being late. Libra; Tries to pasify Virgo. Scorpio; Planning on what to do with the driver. Sagittarius; Probably cycling. Capricorn; Knew all along it would be late. Aquarius; Planning the city’s transport system. Pisces; Hasn’t noticed.

 

“LAAS” LOMOND & ARGYLL ADVOCACY SERVICE ON DCR97.4FM

img20171025_08363379DCR97.4FM www.dunooncommunityradio .org  5.00PM WEDNESDAY TLLLVLBS.  Tonight , Simon Richardson, Long term conditions Advocacy Worker for Cowal & Bute will be joining Victor in the John Street Broadcasting Studio to talk LAAS.

Simon will be telling listeners what LAAS does and how it can benefit over 65s who have a Learning Disability, Mental Illness or a long term condition or can sometimes find it hard to challenge decisions, claim their rights or to get their views listened to.

“LAAS”  LOMOND & ARGYLL ADVOCACY SERVICE 

Lomond & Argyll Advocacy Service (usually known as ‘LAAS’) is an independent, free and confidential advocacy organisation operating in the West of Scotland.

  • INDEPENDENT – this means we are separate from Social Work, the Health Service, and all other organisations.
  • FREE – we make no charges whatsoever for our services.
  • CONFIDENTIAL – we don’t share your personal information with others unless you ask us to.
  • We are a registered Scottish charity (no. SC033157), established in 2000.
  • We offer ‘one-to-one’ independent professional advocacy.
  • We operate across West Dunbartonshire and Argyll & Bute.
  • We are members of the Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance.
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DUNOON TO HOST THE ROYAL NATIONAL MOD OCTOBER 2018

Officially closing the Loch Abar Mod 2017 the final event took place on the streets of Fort William, as the massed choir made its way along the High Street for a final sing-a-long.

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 Angela Johnson receives the Mod Flag from Ronald Cameron of the Lochaber organizing Mod committee 

Dunoon’s Angela Johnson Representing the 2018 host town Dunoon Local Mod Committee excepted the Royal National Mod banner in the traditional ceremonial handover from this year’s hosts saying

“I am delighted to be here with you all today to accept this flag and to take it forward to Dunoon as the host town for the 2018 Royal National Mod.

Our Convenor and committee send their sincere congratulations to An Comunn and the Lochaber local committee for what has undoubtedly  been a very well organised and successful MOD 2017.

Our plans are moving apace and we are looking forward to seeing you all and to meeting with you in Dunoon a year from now. The Gaelic festival will return to Dunoon for the eighth time next year, taking place from 12th-20th October next year.”

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FINAL DAY AT LOCH ABAR 2017 MOD

THE ROYAL NATIONAL MOD BIDS FAREWELL TO LOCHABER

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After eight days of competitions, performances and festivities, the Royal National Mòd says goodbye to current host, Lochaber. Scotland’s biggest Gaelic festival has been hailed a huge success, with a record number of participants leaving a legacy that will be remembered for years to come. Thousands of Gaels and supporters made their way to the festival to enjoy all that the Mòd has to offer, with somewhere in the region of up to £2.5m expected to have been generated for the local economy.

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 Organised by An Comunn Gàidhealach, the event is the biggest and most important festival of the Gaelic language in the world. This year saw a rise in under 18s competing in traditional singing events and literature events, with at least 200 more entrants than the previous year. The rising interest in the festival and traditional Gaelic culture bodes well for future events and the Mòd’s continued success.

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The top prizes this year went to Alasdair MacMhuirich and Rachel Walker in the Gold Medal competition;

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John Joe MacNeil and Hannah Knight in the Traditional Gold Medal

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and Ishbel Campbell and Coinneach MacLeod took home the Silver Pendants.

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Claire Frances NicNìll was awarded this year’s first ever Charlie MacColl Memorial Award, for achieving the highest mark in Traditional Singing (ages 16-18),

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and Mary Sophia Morrison scooped the new Angus Nicol Memorial Quaich.

In the choir competitions;

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Back Choir won the Lorn Shield,

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and Bùrach scooped the Sheriff MacMaster.

On Friday,

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Lochaber were presented the Margrat Duncan Memorial Trophy;

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and the Lovat and Tullibardine was won by Dingwall for the second year running.

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John Morrison, Chief Executive of An Comunn Gàidhealach said:

“What a fantastic year it’s been for the Royal National Mòd in Lochaber. To welcome the highest number of participants in a decade is special, and shows the strength and importance of Gaelic Culture. The level of competition has been outstanding.

I’m delighted to welcomed so many new faces amongst the familiar ones this year, and we hope they’ll be returning to join us in Dunoon next year. It’s encouraging to see so many young entrants and winners this year, and the quality of competition has been magnificent. I’d like to extend our gratitude to everyone involved in running this year’s Mòd, and particularly to the local organising committee and all of our volunteers and sponsors. Planning is already underway for Mòd 2018 in Dunoon and we look forward to seeing everyone there.”

 

Councillor Alister Mackinnon, Chair of The Highland Council’s Corporate Resources Committee and Chair Gaelic Strategic Implementation Group said: “The Royal National Mòd in Lochaber has been highly successful. I believe that the Mòd provides a platform for Gaelic and cultural development to the community. The Mòd is hugely important nationally as a means of raising the profile of Gaelic’s role in our heritage. The Lochaber Mòd has proven that Gaelic is a thriving, living, modern language.

“The Mòd is central to Gaelic developments it supports education, broadcasting – including new media, the creative industries and adds greatly to the economy of the area where it is being hosted.

“The numbers of competitors are increasing, and this was evident earlier this week, especially participation from the youth sector. They are our tradition bearers of the future.”

Councillor Mackinnon, continued, “Fort William and the Lochaber area has proven once again that it is an ideal location to host the Mòd. It is also rewarding to see a high percentage of local Lochaber input winning highly credible results in the major competitions.

“On behalf of Highland Council I wish to take this opportunity to congratulate all the competitors, the Local Organising Committee, An Comunn Gàidhealach and all the volunteers for their hard work to ensure that Mòd Lochaber was a huge success.

‘S math a rinn sibh!”

 

Paul Bush OBE, Director of Events at Event Scotland said: “We are delighted to see the Royal National Mod enjoy another successful year celebrating Gaelic culture. Lochaber has been the perfect host in 2017, Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, helping to reaffirm Scotland’s reputation as the perfect stage for events.”

 

Brian Fulton, CalMac’s Director of Community and Stakeholder Engagement said: “The 2017 Mod in Fort William has been a great success and we congratulate everyone associated with it for putting on such a memorable and enjoyable event. The Mod is a highlight of our year and the 2017 event fully lived up to the very high expectations we had for it.”

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