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With its roots firmly embedded in Argyll, the European Stone Skimming championships in the Netherlands celebrated its inauguration with a winner from Kilmartin.
Replicating the format of the World Stone Skimming Championships on Easdale Island, south of Oban, the Dutch event, organised by Coerd de Heer welcomed participants from across Europe.
Included in the welcome was Easdale’s own Donald Melville and his partner Maggie Young, who took with them selection of Eilean Eisdeal stones to officially endorse the event – and Maggie picked up a medal in the process.
For the full story, see The Oban Times, November 8 2012, also available on line from the same date at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital.