Stirling Mod brings talent to the fore

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Falkirk competitors of all ages had great success at last weekend’s Mod Ionadail Shruighlea (Stirling Provincial Mod).

Young pipers got the Mod off to a fantastic start with Robbie McIsaac, from Falkirk, taking first place in the Ceol Mor and the Bagpipes Under 14.

James Miller’s performance was rewarded with a first in the Bagpipes Under 16 while Robert Wrigley, from Grangemouth, won the Chanter 10-12 category.

On Saturday morning Falkirk Junior Gaelic Choir, conducted by Mary McLean, made sure of silverware when they won the unison choral competition.

The choir, whose Gaelic reader is Mary Anne Brown, also had great individual sucesses with several members doing very well.

Entry Secretary Kirsty Galloway said: “The children were a credit to their schools and to their tutors and choirs and we would like to thank them and their parents and teachers for all their support.

“Between the piping, fiddle, recitation and singing competitions we had more than 150 children taking part, pointing to a very positive future for the Gaelic language and culture.”

The adult participants put competition to one side when they joined forces to sing together at the band stand to entertain passers-by at lunchtime on Saturday.

For a full list of results, visit Mod Shruighlea’s Facebook page.