Fort William man wins silver pendant at this year’s Mod

Fort William's Calum MacColl (Macolla) won the men's silver pendant singing competition. NO_t43_Calum MacColla, winner of the male Silver Pendant

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After nine days of singing, writing and reciting, this year’s Royal National Mòd came to an end on Saturday.

It was a successful festival for Fort William’s Calum MacColl (MacColla), who won the men’s silver pendant singing competition on Wednesday.

After safely advancing through the morning’s qualifying, Calum won the pendant after singing two more songs in the afternoon – one prescribed and one his own choice.

The meteorologist told the Lochaber Times: ‘It was a big surprise for me. It is a big jump from going from learners.’

Calum had to learn four songs, but said the songs help him learn the language.

Don’t miss our 16-page Royal National Mòd special.