McCready starts Scottish season in good form at Highlands & Islands

Published: May 31, 2012
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Oban, Scotland – May 5, 2012 - Gordon McCready of Renfrew, Scotland, enjoyed a first and a second in the A-Grade events at the annual Highland & Islands Festival competitions.

Piobaireachd
1st Gordon McCready
2nd Fiona Manson, Glasgow
3rd Finlay Johnstone, Glasgow
4th Jenny Hazzard, Edinburgh
5th Euan MacCrimmon, Oban, Scotland

MSR
1st Gordon Bruce, Edinburgh
2nd Gordon McCready
3rd Alisdair Henderson, Dunoon, Scotland
4th Finlay Johnstone
5th Jenny Hazzard

Hugh MacCallum and Iain MacFadyen judged both events.

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