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

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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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