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.

•Fiona MacLean, Calum Beaton, Decker Forrest and Gilleasbuig MacVicar

“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.”

•Games secretary, Ada Campbell with Seonnaidh and Decker Forrest

Overall Winner, for most points in Senior events

Decker Forrest, SkyePipe Major John MacLean Memorial Trophy and Royal Celtic Society prize 


Decker Forrest, SkyeCalum Iain Campbell Memorial Trophy 

Senior Strathspey and Reel

Gilleasbuig MacVicar, SkyeJessie Ann MacAulay Memorial Trophy

U18 Piping

Padruig  MacMillan, South UistSir 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, CladdachNorth Uist Piping Society Trophy

Uist & Barra chanter competition 

Niamh MacInnesDonald Macdonald Trophy