The North Uist Games were held on Friday, July 15, at Balelone Field, North Uist. Games secretary, Ada Campbell, said: “We had a very enjoyable day with good weather too. We had four Senior pipers, two from Skye and two local, and their performances were very much enjoyed.
“The judges were Moira Robertson from Fort William who did the Seniors and James MacLean who did the Juniors. Ian Macdonald of Glen Uig had to call off at the last minute and grateful thanks go to Moira for stepping in.
“Decker Forrest, Skye, and Fiona MacLean who is local from Grimsay, took part in all four Senior events. Gilleasbuig MacVicar, Skye, and Calum Beaton who is local from South Uist, did not enter the Piobaireachd but competed in all the others.
“There were eight competitors in the Under 18s, with seven locals and Laura Robertson from Fort William.
The Under 15s had six competitors, with four locals and two from Skye, including Seonnaidh Forrest who had three firsts.”
Overall Winner, for most points in Senior events
Decker Forrest, Skye – Pipe Major John MacLean Memorial Trophy and Royal Celtic Society prize
Decker Forrest, Skye – Calum Iain Campbell Memorial Trophy
Senior Strathspey and Reel
Gilleasbuig MacVicar, Skye – Jessie Ann MacAulay Memorial Trophy
Padruig MacMillan, South Uist – Sir Roderick MacDonald Trophy
U18 Piping local
Mairi MacIain, Sollas, North Uist – MacLellan Trophy
U15 6/8 March local
Caitidh MacLean, Claddach – Mulhagery Trophy
Overall Junior Piping local
Caitidh MacLean, Claddach – North Uist Piping Society Trophy
Uist & Barra chanter competition
Niamh MacInnes – Donald Macdonald Trophy