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SHGA/FHGA AWARDS NITE - Preview by Shane Fenton

Athlete's who excelled on the Scottish Highland Games circuit during the summer will be rewarded on Saturday evening when the S.H.G.A. hold their annual dinner and presentation of awards in Fife.

The event which takes place in the popular Gilvenbank Hotel in Glenrothes is close to being a sell-out.

The main prize winners are listed below, both the S.H.G.A and the Fife H.G.A. will also present their season long league prizes, the S.H.G.A. run 10 leagues and will present trophies and prize money to the first four in each while the F.H.G.A will give out awards to the first three in each of the seven leagues they promote.
Link to leading places in leagues below.

Guest speaker for the evening is Willie Allan.

Willie is a superb and popular after dinner speaker.

Born in Edinburgh and brought up in Dunfermline, Willie has been a Physical education teacher since 1984. A principal Teacher of Phsical Education at Buckhaven High School in Fife, Willie has been surrounded by sport over the years, primarily with rugby but also with golf and tennis.

Willie has been on the after dinner speaker circuit since 1992. He has performed at a variety of venues and top hotels throughout the UK, 'The Herald' described him as probably the best after dinner speaker in Scotland.

As a school teacher in the East of Fife, Willie also obtains a considerable amount of source material from his experience with 'young people'! Willie uses humour as a vehicle to deliver a variety of messages, encouraging people to think differently.


SHGA Athlete of the Year - Colin Welsh[Kelso]

Heavyweight Athlete of the Year - Bruce Robb [Oakley]

Scottish Heavyweight Athlete of the Year - Lorne Colthart [Blair Atholl]

Cyclist of the Year - Dougie Shaw[Edinburgh]

Veteran Athlete (Distance) - Wallace McGown [Sauchie]

Veteran Athlete (Sprints) - Cameron Smith [Tullibody]

Youth Athlete of the year Jason MacIntosh [Kelso]

Youth Cyclist of the year Dylan Lindsay [Glenrothes]

Outstanding Female athlete Amy Clancy [Peebles]

Jimmy Murray TOW Trophy David Mackenzie [Cornhill]

Special Awards

For numerous outstanding performances in throws and the breaking of over 20 ground records - Scott Rider [Kent]

For services to Highland Games - Jimmy Beattie [Kelty] and Wattie Hunter [Falkirk]

SHGA Leagues[Final leading positions]

FHGA Leagues[Final leading positions]

Published: 2013-10-31 15:06:54