Local News for Friday 14th October 2016
Mòd begins in blaze of torchlight
After three years of hard work and planning, the 113th Royal National Mòd begins tonight in a blaze of torchlight on the streets of Stornoway. The torchlight procession, heralding the start of nine days of competitions, events and performances, sets off this evening from Stornoway Town Hall at 6.45pm, led by the Lewis Pipe Band and following a route up Francis Street, along Matheson Road and Sandwick Road and into the Lewis Sports Centre Car park. The opening ceremony will later be held inside the sports centre, with music from Daimh and Mischa Macpherson. Competitions begin tomorrow morning at 9am in An Lanntair and Stornoway Town Hall, and at 10.30am in Sgoil Lionacleit, with musical instruments including pipes, chanters, fiddles and melodeons put through their paces by young competitors.