On Saturday, Am Mòd Nàiseanta Rìoghail in Fort William played host to the international Colmcille shinty competition, where Scotland played spectacularly, beating Ireland 4-0.

Scotland’s Captain Graham Black of Aberdeen University Shinty Club (pictured above with team-mates), was presented the trophy by Allan Campbell, President of An Comunn Gàidhlig.

In the Mod football final, Mallaig beat Sleat & Strath of Skye 6-1. 

The main competitions also kicked off with young Gaels vying for medals in fiddle, piano, accordion, melodeon and bagpipes.

In the Fringe, the Alexandra Hotel played host to a training session from The National Library of Scotland and Wikipedia – where locals could learn about the Gaelic site and how to edit it.

A foraging walk allowed guests to explore the local area and discover Scotland’s natural larder of edible plants, fungi and berries, before the party kicked off in the evening with the Fiddler’s Rally, with performances from Gold Medallists Eilidh Davis and Alasdair Whyte, from Tong.

Today (Sunday October 15th) brings with it a day of rest in Lochaber, with a Gaelic service at Duncansburgh Church, ahead of a Celtic praise – a celebration of praise with music and song from the Church Gospel Band and more.

(The shinty score was supplied incorrectly and has since been updated.)