Over 70 friends and family of Calum Bell gathered at Ardfin, Jura on Saturday 27 September, for the first annual clay pigeon shoot in Calum’s memory. The idea of a memorial shoot came from his friends who contributed over £600 towards a silver quaich. 42 competitors took part in the shoot, travelling from as far away as Leeds and Mexico (see photo). Although the 30-bird shoot took place in poor weather, spirits and standards were high and culminated in a shoot-off for the main prize between Gordon MacAffer, Port Ellen, Willie Mack and Peter Campbell, Jura.
Results were as follows:
Winner of the Big Quaich and Top Senior Shield – Peter Campbell, Inverlussa
Top Junior Shield – Gordon MacAffer, Port Ellen
Top Lady Shield – Lynn Wilson, Cultoon
Top of the Lowest 5 Trophy – Kim MacAffer, Port Ellen
Following the prize-giving there was food, drink and good craic before many of those present headed for Craighouse and the Jura Music Festival. Thanks to Willie and Lorna MacDonald and assistants for organisation and hospitality, Kevin Heads for sponsoring the shields, Craig and Jean MacAffer for a great barbecue, Niall Campbell for the burgers, Dugald Ferguson for whisky, Mary, Mairi and Diane for sandwiches and cakes and Gill for presenting the prizes. A total of £ 466.64 was collected for Islay and Jura Sick Children’s Fund. Many thanks to all competitors and spectators.