Lochearnhead a real tug-of-war

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Lochearnhead 2019 tug-of-war team, L-R: Angus J. MacColl, Callum Wynd, Marshall Allan, John Dew, Lewis Russell, Darach Urquhart, Billy Geddes and, front (lying down), Peter McCalister.
Lochearnhead 2019 pipers’ tug-of-war team, L-R: Angus J. MacColl, Callum Wynd, Marshall Allan, John Dew, Lewis Russell, Darach Urquhart, Billy Geddes and, front (lying down), Peter McCalister.

There was a good turnout today for the annual Balquhidder, Lochearnhead and Strathyre Highland Games which took place in the Stirlingshire clachan of Lochearnhead. In the light music events 20 pipers competed.

Weather conditions were cloudy but dry although the field was soggy underfoot.

The results are as follows:

The Bronze Star, awarded by the Royal Scottish Pipers' Society for the winner of the ceòl mòr contest.
The Bronze Star, awarded by the Royal Scottish Pipers’ Society for the winner of the ceòl mòr contest, was won this year by Darach Urquhart.

RESULTS:

Ceòl Mòr – 1. Darach Urquhart; 2. Ben Mulhearn; 3. William Geddes; 4. John Dew.
Judges: Malcolm McRae and Neil Mulvie.

March – 1. Angus John MacColl; 2. Willilam Geddes; 3. John Dew; 4. Jonathan Greenlees.
Judges: Andrew Frater and Andrew Wright.

Strathspey and Reel – 1. William Geddes; 2. Angus John MacColl; 3. John Dew; 4. Jonathan Greenlees.
Judge: Jimmy Banks.

The competing pipers also put in a team for the tug-of-war event. Our correspondent tells us they were marginally beaten by a team comprised of competitors from the Heavy events: