Alistair Gunn, Halkirk, pictured at this years Durness
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up at Durness
A little mist
and a few drops of rain was not enough to dampen spirits at last
weeks Durness Highland Gathering. The turnout, better than
last year, surprised many. A number of keenly fought competitions
were staged and Dornoch athlete Ian Ross bettered his own light
hammer record of 93ft. 6in. with a mighty throw of 98ft. 2in.
his many friends must have felt, chairman Iris Mackay said she
was particularly pleased to see games president and 2000 chieftain
Billy Morrison, Lerin, present and able to carry out his duties
after his recent illness.
were as follows:-
Robert Morrison Junior Trophy - (under 15) Catherine MacLennan,
Blairbuie, Achiltibuie ; (15-18) Claire Lynas, Livingston.
J & J Mather Memorial Shield (confined to North West Sutherland)
- Joanne Shaw, Strathnaver.
Hugh Mackay Cup (under 18, confined to Sutherland) - Joanne Shaw.
Lewis Cup (for professional pipers) - Niall Matheson, Inverness.
Andrew Mackay Gunn Memorial Trophy (for piobaireachd) - Niall
Bank of Scotland Trophy (for most promising piper, confined to
Sutherland) - Joanne Shaw.
Dewar Trophy (12 and under) - Kerry Banks, Wick.
Sandeman Cup (13-15 years) - Tanya Horne, Wick.
Julia Mackenzie Trophy (12 and under) - No winner.
Caberfeidh Cup (16 and over) - Darra Wood, Tain.
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Cape Wrath Hotel Cup (for open track events) - Brett Atkins,
Rispond Trophy (for open heavy events) - Alistair Gunn, Halkirk.
McCoubrey Trophy (for heavy events, confined) - Hugh MacLellan,
Laid, and Ian Ross, Dornoch.
Keep Fit Trophies (for best senior male and female
athlete from parish of Durness) - Paul Mackay.
Marjory Campbell Shield (for girls and boys, 16-18, open) - Janet
Fergusson Cup (for boys, 16-18, confined to county of Sutherland)
- David Bruce, Durness.
Kinloch Shield (for girls, 12-16, confined to Sutherland) - Lisa
Burton Cup (for boys, 12-16, confined to Sutherland) - David
Coghill, Tongue, and Dwane Lyon, Golspie.
Anne, Duchess of Westminster Cup (for girls under 12 from parish
of Durness) - Ashley Milne and Nicola Morrison.
Montgomery Cup (for boys under 12, confined to parish of Durness)
- David Corbett.
Haig Tankard (for hill race) - Onno Verberre, Norway.
Ridgeway Trophy (for hill race, 35 years and over) - Onno Verberre.
Marie Christine Ridgeway Trophy (for ladies hill race, confined
to Durness) - Marie Joergensen, Balnakeil.
Durness Youth Club Trophy (for hill race, boys under 18) - Dwane
Durness Youth Club Trophy (for hill race, girls under 16) - Eilidh
Keep Fit Trophy (for hill race, confined to Durness)
- Robbie Mackay.
Barr Cup for overall champion from the parish of Durness) - Paul
Carrie Cup (for senior champion in open athletics) - Alistair