wang that welly!

Sports Day buzz got off to a great start with a ‘4th of July’ fundraising ceilidh, celebrating all things American. Gavin and the Pantry team served classic Stateside fare which fuelled a long night of enthusiastic dancing. An unusual and well-attended start to the ceilidh season which raised almost £300 to go towards the community sports.

The day itself arrived on the 8st August, the wind just holding off and by 11am there were already more than enough children to kick off with old favourites such as the egg and spoon race and the sack races (it should be noted that the sacks used were kindly lent by the Primary School and as such were a tad small on the adults – the organisational team apologised but found it quite amusing to watch). These were followed by sprints and adult races, and then the ‘heavies’; shot-put and Toss the Welly a.k.a Welly Wanging.

The afternoon finished with the tug-o-war, the hill race – from the airstrip to the Ardskenish green and back and featuring some stellar performances from the young locals – and once the rain closed in the kids (and some non-kids) took turns whacking the piñata in the immovable marquee.

Leave A Comment

Share This Story!

You May Also Like...

  • Colonsay Book Festival 2017

    Published On: May 2, 20173.7 min read1 Comment on Colonsay Book Festival 2017

    As the doors closed on the 6th Annual Colonsay Book Festival on the last Sunday in April, it marked the...

  • Easter on Colonsay

    Published On: Apr 27, 20174.3 min read0 Comments on Easter on Colonsay

    Eastertide and the island throws off its Winter weeds, welcomes regular and new visitors, and sees the year’s first flush...

Recent Posts

  • Published On: Jul 20, 2018

    The Front Page – July 2018

    Though the not-quite-a-drought time eventually ended, summer did not part, as it might have done,...

  • Published On: Jun 6, 2018

    The Front Page – June 2018

    The warm dry spell that spread across the whole country in late spring and extended...

  • Published On: May 3, 2018

    The Front Page – May 2018

    Spring came late this year, but by May calving and lambing were well underway on...