Friday and the action starts to increase as the solo pipers and athletics join the dancers in competing. Unfortunately due to lack of a broadband connection we were unable to have our full studio set up at the games field. Despite various attemps including Derek getting Fiona to run round the top field with a lap top and a dongle (she is still wondering if he was having a wee joke) we unfortunately couldn’t get a connection. But not to worry with a team based in our normal studio in Argyll Street broadcasting the information and interviews being fed to them by the stadium team we hope we still managed to keep everyone up to date with what was going on.
Dancers from Australia with Trish
Several of the presenters were out and about in the stadium talking to the many people who where visiting from all over the world including the pipers, stallholders, organisers, workers and dancers including 2 young boys that we first met up at the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow a fortnight ago, listen out for their interview with Trish during the day, and we all at Dunoon Community Radio would like to give their sister who has to stay at home a big shout out from Scotland. Hamish has been out with Amy and Marissa meeting lots of people to see more photos of Hamish and whats being going on today go to the photo album
Hamish with Connor Woodcock from Forfar
Scottish Championships 2012
Tomorrow the Dancers are very busy with the Argyllshire Championship and World Championship competitions. The Pipe Bands arrive to compete in the Cowal Pipe Band Championships and the Drum Major Competitions. There is the continuation of the Heavy athletics and some traditional wrestling will be taking place.
Away from the competitions there is the Ceilidh Tent which is featuring Heron Valley, The Midden, Hell for Leather and Trail West Year. We also see a welcome return to Bands Marching down the main street during the day, Dunoon Grammar School, Johnston Pipe Band, Dumbarton and District Pipe Band, George Watson’s School Pipe Juvenille and Novice Juvenille Band and Rothesay and District Pipe Band. The Bands will walk from the Stadium down Argyll Street in half houly slots starting at 12.30pm with the last band at 3.00pm. The organisers would like to thank the Sponsors - 51st State, Best Western Argyll Hotel, Swallow Cafe, Lorne Bar, Miller Stewart Solicitors and MacClures Bar for enabling this event to take place. The day will be rounded off with the Mass Bands, the March down Argyll Street and the Firework Display at 9.30pm