Another Royal National Mod has come to a close. The world-famous event bade farewell to this year’s home of Lochaber on Saturday after a week of gruelling competitions and performances. Our photographer Sandy McCook was there all week covering the festivities and competitions. Here are his photographs:
A choir based in a small Lochaber village walked away with top prizes at the Mod yesterday afternoon.
The voices in an island choir so impressed the judges at the Mod that they were awarded the prestigious Lorn shield and a host of other prizes.
Rachel Walker from Lochaber and Alasdair MacMhuirich who comes from Islay are still celebrating after striking gold at the Royal National Mod in Lochaber.
A primary school teacher and a football development officer won the prestigious Silver Pendant competition at the Mod yesterday afternoon.
A well-known conductor is hoping to help raise the roof – and retain a prestigious trophy – when he appears at the Mod on Friday.
A young clarsach player found the time for a walk up Ben Nevis the day before her competition.
A local family were glad they interrupted their holiday in the Lake District to attend the Mod, for young Holly Dodman, one of the youngest clarsach players in the competition, won the Lawrence McDuff cup yesterday.
Here are the Tuesday results from this year's Royal National Mod.
Special tributes are being paid during the Gaelic cultural festival to the man known as the Modfather.
A young songbird from the Isle of Lewis has won the An Comunn Gaidhealach silver medal.
It was double delight for the Smith family at the Mod yesterday as twins Holly and Lucy won the David CB Maitland memorial trophy for singing a duet.
Stories about one of the most popular Scottish characters of all time have now been translated into Gaelic.
Youngsters from Dingwall were celebrating yesterday after winning the top prize in the under-13s folk group competition at the Mod.
An elderly couple’s love of Gaelic music and culture has taken them to so many Mods over the years that they have lost count.
Talented young people from all over the country gathered at Lochaber High School on Saturday for the Mod’s traditional musical events.
One of the performers at the Royal National Mod in Lochaber was asked to take over another important role at the festival ahead of his first competition at the weekend.
All children at school in Scotland would benefit from speaking and recognising a few basic Gaelic words, according to a local MSP.
Lights from around 50 torches blazed into the evening sky yesterday as hundreds of people followed the traditional procession ahead of the official opening of the 2017 Royal National Mod Loch Abar.
The Scottish Government is to become a key funder of the Royal National Mòd.
A talented singer and teacher from Mull, who was presented with the Gaelic Ambassador of the Year award yesterday, admitted she was “speechless” when she heard the news.