Loch Duich and Auchtertyre primary schools once again impressed at this year’s SCDA Junior Drama Festival, with both picking up prizes in Plockton earlier this month. Auchtertyre’s “The Fairy Godfather” (cast pictured above) was again named best junior production in Highland, winning the David Nelson Trophy, and the same play picked up the adjudicator’s award for sound. Making their win even more impressive is the fact that the play was written by pupil Caly Campbell from Dornie, with some help from his family. The play is based on Cinderella, but with a twist, and it was praised by adjudicator Nat Little as a “great romp” and “completely and utterly enjoyable”. He also praised the energy and obvious enjoyment of the 25 young actors on stage. Loch Duich, meanwhile, presented “Tam O’Shanter’s Big Night Oot” by Matthew Fitt and were awarded the magic moment trophy and the regional EML Quaich for stage presentation. The Kintail youngsters were also highly praised for their comic timing and individual performances. Both performances were later reprised in Dornie Hall where they drew a large crowd and raised £627 towards the cost of an outdoor education residential weekend this May.