Great turnout at Highland games


Hundreds of local pupils and their families enjoyed a sunny afternoon of competition and fun at Lathallan School’s mini Highland games in Saturday.

The games included Piping and Drumming competitions, shot putt, caber toss, sack race and woodland dash.

There was also a kilt making demonstration and a display of dancing from Lawrence Dance Academy.

Visitors browsed the many side stalls of a duck pond, face painting, bouncy castle and coconut shy and the headmaster himself bravely endured a soaking in the stocks.

The Lathallan Pipe Band opened the event with prizes being presented by the family of the late John (Jock) Clark who helped create the Pipe Band back in 1956. He passed away this year and prizes presented in his memory.

Thanks to the Lathallan Parent Association and all the pupils and teachers from Lathallan, Bervie, Johnshaven, Catterline, St Cyrus and Albyn schools.

Highland Games results: P4/5 winner- Lathallan School; P6/7 joint winners - Bervie School and Johnshaven School.

Piping and rumming reults: 10 and under - Drumming Pad, two parted march - 1, Harry Grant; 2, Finlay Watt; 3, Ian Lockhead Anderson. Chanter - scale, exercise and any part of a tune - 1, Anna Cassidy; 2, Fergus Duncan; 3, Liam Dreelan. Chanter - two parted march - 1, Euan Robertson.

13 and under - Drumming -Snare Drum, two parted march - 1, Ewan Dallas; 2, Carrie Watson; 3, Morven Drummond. Chanter - Slow are plus two parted march - 1, Lise Theron; 2, Abbi Hatcher Davies; 3, Ben Wark. Novice Bagpipes, any tune - 1. Grant Sanderson; 2. Murray Watt; 3 =, Neil Rennie and Matthew Gray. Bagpipes - slow air plus two parted march - 1, Calum Douglas; 2, Cameron Hay; 3, Lewis Maitland.

16 and under - Drumming -Snare Drum, four parted march - 1, Conan Webster; 2, Rachel Lowe; 3, Ross Sibbald. Drumming - Tenor Drum, any march - 1, Jenni Clark; 2, Mhari McKinnon; 3, Izzy Harrison. Bagpipes - slow air plus four parted march - 1, Euan Chapman; 2, Thomas Roberts; 3, Michael Anderson.

Dress and Deportment - 1, Lewis Maitland.