Praise for Gaelic standard at Skye Mod

There was a “healthy increase” in entries to this year’s Skye Provincial Mod, organisers have said.

Held over three days last weekend, the event attracted 548 entries to 104 competitions.

Stuart Jackson, chair of the organising committee, said: “It went very well — it was a big success. Kilmuir Church was almost full for the opening evening on Thursday, on Friday there were a large number of entries for all the musical sections, especially piping, and Saturday had a very full programme.

“There was a healthy increase and this is a good sign for the future as we hope to increase secondary involvement and start adult competitions next year. There is already strong interest from across Scotland both for choirs and for single entries.”

He added: “All the adjudicators on Saturday, especially for oral competitions, were highly impressed with the high standard of Gaelic on display.”

Pictured above are the Elgol pupils who enjoyed musical success.

More photographs and results in this week’s West Highland Free Press.