Highland dancers Cowal show success

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Young Kintyre dancers from the James McCorkindale School of Dancing pirouetted to trophy triumphs at the biggest Highland games in the world.

Savouring their Cowal Highland Games success are from left: Korri McMillan, winner of the Corrigal Black Trophy for first place in the beginners section age 7 years and under; Sophie Galbraith, winner of the Isla and Duncan Lauder Memorial Trophy for first place in the novice section 10 years and under; Ellie Gorman, winner of the Christina Cairns Trophy for first place in the beginners section 8 years of age; Ella McGeachy, winner of the Newberry Shield for runner-up in beginners section 9 to 12 years and Solana McMurchy, winner of the Rita Ford Challenge Trophy for runner-up in the Argyllshire Championship under 13 years. Photo by Isla Binnie. NO_c35cowaldancing02_Cowal group photo 2018