Ettrick Sports makes a welcome return

Thomas Bryson, left, collects his prize from sports committee chairman Donald Macleod (picture by John Smail).
Thomas Bryson, left, collects his prize from sports committee chairman Donald Macleod (picture by John Smail).

Having been cancelled for the past two years, Ettrick Sports made a welcome re-appearance in the valley on Saturday afternoon.

The overall men’s points winner was Thomas Bryson, while the ladies’ title went to Kirsty Skea.

Sports committee chairman Donald Macleod presents Kirsty Skea with her award (picture by John Smail).

Sports committee chairman Donald Macleod presents Kirsty Skea with her award (picture by John Smail).

Over 100 adults and children attended this year’s event, with all the races well contested.

“It was lovely to have the event back on the calendar and to see all the hard work behind the scenes pay off,” said sports secretary Ann Blundell.

“Visitors from as far away as London and Perth made special trips to be here and there was a great community spirit throughout the afternoon.”

Trophy winners:

Napier Cup – Thomas Bryson; Chrissie Thomson Trophy – Kirstie Skea; Jim Dodds Shield (long jump) – Thomas Bryson; Jim Reid Memorial Trophy (shot put) – Derek McFadzen (pictures by John Smail).