Approximately 80 friends and family attended the Calum Bell Memorial Shoot on Jura on 26 September 2009 with 40 competing. The annual clay pigeon shoot, held last year for the first time, is an idea of Calum Bell’s friends and held in his memory. The results for 2009 are as follows:
The Winner of the Big Quaich is Ben Wilson of Cultoon with Alex Smith of Ardfin runner up. The ‘Highest Lady’ was Kareen Green of Bridgend; the ‘Highest Youth’ was Ben Wilson of Cultoon and the ‘Highest Low 5’ was Daniel Campbell of Port Ellen.
Donations, an auction and a raffle raised £717.80 which was given to Jura Care Fund. Many thanks for raffle prizes to Ardbeg Distillery, Bunnahabhain Distillery, the MacArthur family and to ASP for assistance with ferry transport. Thanks also to Neil Campbell for his donation of beefy-beef burgers; to Mairi, Mary, Fiona, Diane and Sally for catering and cooking and to Ellen Brown, Kevin Park, Kevin Heads and Neil Johnston for last minute assistance. Also to Gordon MacAffer, Willie MacDonald & family and helpers for making this special day go so smoothly. Same time, same place in 2010! The organisation of the memorial shoot wish to express their gratitude to Billy Muir for creating a beautiful plinth for the Quaich from a piece of Islay elm and to Sarah Brown, Octomore for her silver work on the plinth. Prizes were presented by Jenny Bell.