Tag: Lochaber Gathering

One foot in front of the other …

One foot in front of the other …

DAN NEVANS relates last week’s in-person competitions at Oban and Lochaber from the perspective of a competing piper I’ve never really been one for vacations. I’m just not good at relaxing. I always feel like the sands of my own personal hourglass increase their irreversible passage as soon as I […]

Stuart Letford: Where are we now?

Stuart Letford: Where are we now?

Well, readers. What’s up? “It’s an adverb!” I’m aware of that, thank you. What I mean is, how is the COVID-19 situation in your part of the world? From what I gather, the picture globally remains quite inconsistent yet. In some places, such as Australia, where we in Scotland had […]

Allan MacColl / Lovat-Fraser indenture

Allan MacColl / Lovat-Fraser indenture

Allan MacColl Snr., organiser of the Lochaber Gathering, has died. He was 79. He died last Friday (17th) peacefully in his sleep. Allan will be buried tomorrow at 1.00pm at Glen Nevis Cemetery, Fort William.  However, given the current coronavirus pandemic, only his immediate family will be present. Allan was […]