It's probably no exaggeration to say that Mod 2002 was the choir's best yet. Once more, we won the Margret Duncan competition, this year in quite spectacular fashion, with 11 marks between us and the choir placed second. Along with the Margret Duncan trophy came the An Comunn Gaidhealach Silver Baton for our conductor, Alan Munro. We also took the Staffinders Quaich for the highest marks in music and the John McNicol Memorial Trophy for the highest marks in Gaelic.
And it doesn't stop there. We won the Ladies competition too - taking the Esme Smythe Trophy. Again, we got the highest marks in Gaelic in that competition, winning the Donald U Johnston trophy.
And our men! For the first time in a very long time Coisir Lunnainn entered a men's choir and, quite unexpectedly, we came third, which was a fantastic result for us.
The folk group was a success once more, with the winning combination of Andrew Robertson, Alan Munro, Sandy Jones, Carol Moore and Iseabail Mactaggart taking the Marshall Stormonth Memorial Trophy as they did at Mod nan Eilean Siar 2001.
There were some brilliant results for individual choir members too. Carol Moore took second place in the Silver Pendant. Carol won the Margot Campbell Trophy too - with the choir's Alexandra Jones and Linn Phipps second and fourth. Andrew Robertson was second equal in the men's Silver Pendant (controversially not awarded this year) and once more he took the Katie Stewart Memorial trophy home with him. And Alexandra Jones once more won the Hilda Mary Campbell Trophy for singing with self-accompaniment on the clarsach. Iseabail Mactaggart won the The Moray Trophy for traditional singing, and was joint winner of The Donald Murray Memorial Trophy for the highest mark in that and the men's traditional competitions. She was fourth in both the Gold Medal and the Traditional Gold Medal.