Well, what a fantastic day we had yesterday (13th Aug)! Probably one of the best we have ever had. One or two hiccups but, hey, we can live with that. Have to say a huge well done to everyone involved, particularly the boys on the Committee who put in a sterling effort to get that field looking as good as it did and for all the work they were still doing after everyone had gone home, particulary Alasdair Grant, Tom & Morag Robb and the Scouts Thank you too to everyone who made the effort to come along and enjoy the day. We had some great competitions, one record broken (22lb Hammer) and one nearly (Pole Vault) and a good turn-out of competitors all round. Well done to Connie too for being a terrific Chieftain. I think she enjoyed her day. Thanks again everyone for making all the work we put into it very worthwhile. See you all next year!
Hope to see you all again next year!
11 August 2012WATTIE LOUDEN
Thursday, 9th August 2012 was our 20th Gathering. Our very first Chieftain - Wattie Louden - was unable to join us due to ill health. To make sure he didn't miss out on the celebrations, it was arranged that the Chieftain's Parade would go a bit further and stop outside Wattie's house. His beloved Tain Pipe Band congregated in his back garden and played for him and he was able to watch and listen to them from "Wattie's Ward" with a glass of Glenmorangie in his hand.
On Friday, we received the sad news that Wattie had passed away earlier that morning.
It was due to Wattie that I became involved with Tain Games in the first place. He came along to my house one night and told me they needed a Secretary. How could I say no! (Well, I don't think it was really an option!). 18 years later ..... A true Tain legend, his guidance and humour will be hugely missed in everything he was involved with and our thoughts are very much with Jean and the family at this time. Slainte mhath Wattie <3