Royal National Mod News

Choir Practice Rooms

Published: 31 Aug 2012

Any choir wishing to book practice rooms in Dunoon please get in touch with Jim Anderson regarding your requirements and preferred times, e-mail: j_anderson@btinternet.com or tel. 07799 658 076.

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Mod 2012 Concert

Published: 31 Aug 2012

A Prizewinners’ concert will take place in the Glen Morag hotel in Dunoon on Thursday 18th October, commencing at 7.30pm.

This concert will feature music from west coast ceilidh band ‘Trail West’ and a range of prizewinners and other artists.

Tickets will be on sale for this event at the Queen’s Hall during Mod week.

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Trophy deadline passed.

Published: 31 Aug 2012

Return of Trophies

The deadline for all Mod trophies to be returned to us has PASSED.

Trophies were to be returned engraved and polished by the 31st of August.

There are several hundred trophies in total which we have to check and record. Therefore if they are returned late, this can create a lot of extra work for staff at a time when the office is already busy!

To avoid disappointment for new prize-winners on the day of competitions, last year’s winning competitors were asked that trophies were returned to us on time. The Rules clearly state that individuals who do not return trophies on time will be fined. If you have not returned your trophy, we will be contacting you soon with information on fines.

If you have any questions about returning the trophies, please call us on 01463 709 705.

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Kenny ‘Nostie’ Macleod Memorial Cup

Published: 30 Aug 2012

Caithness and Sutherland shinty teams are currently preparing to play each other for the first time since the Mod Cup of 2010 when the Caithness side beat their closest neighbours.

The match is being played in memory of local shinty stalwart the Reverend Kenny ‘Nostie’ Macleod of Thurso Free Church who died in April of this year. Kenny played a leading role in the development of shinty in the county. In 2006, assisted by his wife Marianna, he established Thurso Junior Shinty Club to promote the game amongst the youngsters of the area. In 2008 he co-founded Naver Athletic, the first senior shinty team in the far north since the Dounreay team of the 1960s. His greatest success in far north shinty came at the fore-mentioned Mod Cup when he captained the Caithness team to victory at Bignold Park in Wick.

The forthcoming match will take place at Viewfirth Park in Thurso on Saturday 29th September 2012 at 3.00pm. The Caithness side will consist of former players from Thurso Junior Shinty Club. Along with them will be players from an earlier era in Caithness shinty, when PE teacher Rachel Mennie developed the sport in schools across the county during the 1990s.

There will be a family connection too - Kenny’s daughter Isobel and his niece Katie Booth who plays for Aberdour senior shinty team will be joining the ranks of their male counterparts. The pool will be completed by other enthusiasts from around Caithness.

The Sutherland team will consist of past and present players from the two shinty teams in the county - Kinlochbervie Camanachd and Farr High School (Bettyhill).

Entrance at the match is free, but donations will be gratefully received for The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre.

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Gaelic Showcase

Published: 30 Aug 2012

The Showcase at the Royal National Mòd represents an excellent opportunity for all the visitors, competitors and others attending the Mòd to find out more about people involved in providing Gaelic language and Gaelic-related products or services, and to see what is on offer from the local area.

Products exhibited regularly at each National Mòd include books, CD’s, artworks, photography and crafts. Exhibitors who regularly participate at the Royal National Mòd include Comhairle nan Leabhraichean (Gaelic Books Council), MG Alba, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, SNH, Stòrlann, Comunn na Gàidhlig and the Gaelic Arts Agency (Pròiseact nan Ealan).

This year, the Showcase will have pride of place in a marquee outside the Queens Hall, right in the centre of Dunoon - in the heart of the activity during the week. We will have lots happening to entice you in - tastings of local food and drink, music and much much more!

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Inverness 400 Club Results

Published: 03 Aug 2012

Here are the July winners for the Mod 2014 400 Club. 1st - £250 Mrs J.F. Jones, Nairn2nd - £100 Pam Barnett, Inverness3rd - £50 Calum I MacLeod, Callanish, Isle of Lewis

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