Young entertain old with Mod winning songs

Margaret Hulse with her bouquet of flowers and young Isla.� Standing are l to r : D R Macdonald, the Bethesda finance officer; Alma Jamieson; and John Murdo Morrison.

Margaret Hulse with her bouquet of flowers and young Isla.� Standing are l to r : D R Macdonald, the Bethesda finance officer; Alma Jamieson; and John Murdo Morrison.

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Residents of the Bethesda Nursing Home and Hospice in Stornoway were given a New Year treat when they were entertained by seven year old Harris girl Isla Scott, who won two gold medals at the Royal National Mod in Paisley last year for  recitation and singing.

The two pieces were composed by one of the Bethesda residents, Margaret Hulse from Stornoway - a former Mod Gold Medallist at Dunoon in 1968. 

She was too ill at the time to see Isla perform on television at the recent Mod; so Isla’s uncle, John Murdo Morrison from Tarbert, who won the gold medal at the Largs Mod in 1965, decided that he would take his grand-daughter up to Stonroway so that she could perform her two prize-winning pieces for Margaret.

Her mother, Sara, presented Margaret with a bouquet of flowers and John Murdo also sang one of his witty Gaelic songs.

Also present was another Mod Gold Medallist, Alma Jamieson (Kerr) from Stornoway, who won the coveted award at the Glasgow Mod in 1958, and who regularly visits Margaret in the nursing home.