Mod success for Western Isles youngsters

Annie and Tormod Maclennan
Annie and Tormod Maclennan

Young people from the Western Isles have had a successful start to the Royal National Mod.

The Melodeon Open U19 competition was won by Annie Margaret Maclennan from The Nicolson Institute with her brother Tormod Maclennan from Sgoil Shiaboist placed 2nd in the Melodeon U13 competitionThe Accordion Music Open U19 was won by Lauren Anne Maclean and Graham Maclennan from Lewis was 2nd in the Accordion March, Strathspey and Reel.Eilidh Macleod from the Nicolson Institute was 3rd in the Fiddle Open 13-18 and Alice Macmillan from Coisir Og an Rubha was 3rd in the Fiddle Open U13.

In the Bagpipes Open 16-18 competition, Melissa Jeffrey was 3rd; Calum Craib from Benbecula was 2nd in the Bagpipes 13-15, Strathspey and Reel and Katie Macdonald from Barra was 3rd.

Molly Alice Perkins from Paible School took Gold in the Chanter Open U13 with Anna Magee from Tong taking silver.

Cailegeagan Beaga an Rubha was 2nd in the Folk Groups Open U13; Juliet Mackenzie and Oscar Fish were first in the Duet Learners U13.

Oscar Fish was 3rd in the Solo Singing Learner Boys 11-12 and John Angus Morrison from Coisir Og an Rubha was first in the Solo Singing Learner Boys 9-10.

Juliet Mackenzie was 3rd in Solo Singing Learner Girls 11-12 and Kirsty Nicolson was 3rd in Solo Singing Learner Girls 9-10.

Murray Begg of Sgoil Lacasdail was 3rd in Solo Singing Learner 5-6.