A junior choir from the Central Belt are celebrating double success as their tutor marks the 50th anniversary of her gold medal victory.
Falkirk Junior Gaelic Choir blew the judges away with their performances in both the under 19’s Unison and Puiert-a-beaul competitions earning them both The Queen Elizabeth (1937) Coronation Trophy and The Martin Wilson North Berwick Trophy.
The accolade comes as their choir leader Mary MacLean, 72, celebrates her 50th anniversary since winning the Gold Medal at the Mod in Aviemore in 1969.
Speaking of the momentous occasion she said: “I am on cloud nine, absolutely wonderful. It just reminds me of 50 years ago when I won the gold medal myself. Music has really been my life.”
The win was a real family affair as her granddaughters Rachael Swallow, nine, and Rebecca Swallow, 14, are both in the choir.
Her daughter Colette MacLeod, 42, who joined the choir when she was nine, commended her mum’s efforts saying: “She works so hard. To get a bit of recognition is just amazing. It’s her 50th year since getting the medal so it just makes it more special.”