The final competitions of the Royal National Mod were completed yesterday (October 20th), and the winners announced.  Winners of the Lovat & Tullibardine Shield are Dingwall, who retain the top spot in the A301 Area Choirs competition for the second year running.  Seen above, they are led by conductor Kirsteen Menzies.

Winners of the Margrat Duncan Memorial Trophy in the A302 Area Choirs competition, is Lochaber, who celebrate the win on their home turf. The choir is conducted by this year’s Gold Medal winner Rachel Walker, and includes this year’s Traditional Gold Medal winner John Joe MacNeil, of Barra - pictured centre with cup - within its ranks.

A301:

  • Lovat & Tullibardine Shield – Dingwall
  • Malcom G MacCallum Silver Baton for the conductor of the winning choir – Dingwall conductor Kirsteen Menzies
  • Donald Thomson Memorial Quaich, for the tutor of the choir gaining highest marks in Gaelic – Dingwall
  • The ‘Weekly Scotsman’ Quach, and the Donald J MacAskill Memorial Trophy for the highest marks in Gaelic – Dingwall
  • The ‘Oban Times’ Silver Salver for highest marks in music – Dingwall

A302:

  • The Margrat Duncan Memorial Trophy – Lochaber
  • An Comunn Silver Baton, for the conductor of the winning choir – Lochaber conductor Rachel Walker
  • The John McNicol Memorial Trophy for highest marks in Gaelic – Lochaber
  • The Staffinders Quaich for the highest marks in music – shared win between Lochaber, Aberfeldy & Stirling

Aggregate prizes:

  • The Hugh MacCowan Trophy for the highest marking Argyll Resident Choir in the Senior Choral Competitions - Isle of Mull
  • Rev William MacDonald Memorial Quaich for highest marks in Gaelic across competitions A301, A304, A307, A308 – Glasgow Gaelic Choir
  • J Norman McConochie Trophy for highest music marks across competitions A301, A304, A307, A308 – Glasgow Gaelic Choir.