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11 September 2019

Highland has 2 National bowls champions following the Scottish Disability Sport National Lawn Bowls Championships in Aberdeen at the weekend.
On Saturday 7th, Michael McLoughlin and Sandy Mackintosh travelled to Aberdeen to compete in sections B3 and B2 respectively. Both played well, and Sandy went on to win his section, and be presented with the winner's trophy.
The following day, a further 4 bowlers made the trip to Aberdeen - Philip Hendry, Allan Forsyth, Maragret MacLennan and Morag Reid. They played in section 7, and a delighted Margaret went on to win the ladies group, taking home the Jessie Buchan trophy
The picture shows Margaret and Sandy following their success at the Highland Disability Sport Championships at Waterloo Bowling Club in August.

Caithness Coach Honoured by SALSC..
02 September 2019

A stalwart of disability sport in the Highlands has been honoured for her behind-the-scenes role in bringing the best out of the athletes she coaches.

Claire McIntosh is this year’s winner of the Caithness service-to-sport award presented by the Scottish Association of Local Sports Councils (SALSC).

A long-time coach with Caithness Amateur Athletics Club, she has gone to co-ordinate the coaching programme at Caithness Disability Multi Sport which includes athletics, swimming, bowling and boccia.

The 54-year-old has also served as deputy head coach to the Highland teams that took part in the Special Olympics GB Summer Games in Sheffield in 2017 and Stirling last year.

In he 2017 games, her athletics squad picked up 25 of the 58 medals won by the Highland squad. The following year, her group secured 13 of the team’s 35 medals.

Lesley Jones, co-ordinator of Highland Disability Sport, who made the nomination said: “The huge amount of time, effort and enthusiasm which Claire demonstrates is truly inspiring.

“She ensures that every possible aspect of being a competitor is taken care of for all members of the team.

“Not only does she lead weekly training sessions in Caithness throughout the year, she also accompanies the athletes to regional and national competitions.

“Claire always puts the welfare of the athletes first, ensuring that they can all give of their best. She takes care of everything from catering to transport, to training, to being a friend to them all.

“She is extremely kind, and very aware and considerate of the athletes’ needs. It is an absolute honour to have her as part of Team Highland.”

Claire, who is manager of Bayview care home in Thurso, received her award from Gail Prince, SALSC’s national development officer before Tuesday evening’s meeting of Caithness Sports Council.

Claire McIntosh (middle) receives her award from Gail Prince, national development officer with the Scottish Association of Local Sports, as Caithness civic leader Willie Mackay looks on.

08 August 2019

Highland Bowlers with their coach, Isabel Reid, following today's championships at Waterloo Bowling Club.
Today's winners were;- Section A runner-up Michael McLoughlin, winner Sandy MacKintosh: Section C ladies runner-up Margaret MacLennan, winner Morag Reid; section C gents runner-up Philip Hendry, winner Allan Forsyth. 

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