Uist footballers dressed for success in Inverness

Ina Davies, Manager of the Courtyard Marriot Inverness (left) with her deputy Manager (right) and Sgoil Uibhist a Tuath’s football team modelling their new kits, sponsored by Loch Duart Salmon. NO_F27_Sgoill Uibhist a Tuath_Football_Sponsors

Want to read more?

We value our content and access to our full site is only available with a  subscription. Your subscription entitles you to 7-day-a-week access to our website, plus a full digital copy of that week’s paper to read on your pc/mac or mobile device.  In addition, your subscription includes access to digital archive copies from 2006 onwards.

Just want to read one issue? No problem you can subscribe for just one week (or longer if you wish).

Already a subscriber?

 

Problems logging in and require
technical support? Click here
Subscribe Now

Seven young football players from Sgoil Uibhist a Tuath travelled to Inverness recently to compete in the final round of the national five-a-side football competition Comunn Na Gàidhlig’s Cuach na Cloinne.

The team qualified for the finals after winning the Uist and Barra section – the first major event the youngsters had taken part in post Covid.

The Sgoil Uibhist a Tuath players were treated to a tour of the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium.

The tournament was won by Bun-sgoil Ghàidhlig Phort Rìgh as reported in the Lochaber Times on June 16.

While they were there, the Uist boys were treated to a tour of the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium, home of Scottish Championship side Inverness Caley Thistle.

The trip was only made possible by generous financial donations and sponsorship.

Sgoil Uibhist a Tuath thank those whose financial contributions and support enabled the pupils to travel to the mainland and enjoy playing against teams from other schools across Scotland.

Class teacher Margaret Mary Findlay said: ‘We are extremely grateful to Loch Duart Salmon for purchasing 30 football kits for our school. These kits will allow pupils of all ages the opportunity to represent the school in future football tournaments and festivals. Our football team looked very smart during their games.’

Sgoil Uibhist a Tuath thank the following businesses and organisations for their financial support:

• MacAulay Askernish, £500 donation
• Energee Services Limited, Frobost, £450 donation
• North Uist Junior Football Club, £300 donation
• Effie at Ask Car Hire for the hire of the minibus
• The Courtyard Marriot Hotel at Inverness airport

Main photograph: Ina Davies, manager of the Courtyard Marriot Inverness, left, with deputy manager, right, and Sgoil Uibhist a Tuath’s football team modelling their new kits, sponsored by Loch Duart Salmon. NO_F27_Sgoill Uibhist a Tuath_Football_Sponsors

Photo 2: The Sgoil Uibhist a Tuath players were treated to a tour of the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium. NO_F27_Sgoill Uibhist a Tuath_Football_Inverness