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Monday 31st May 2010

For our annual fundraising event we decided to host a Quiz Night, Beetle Drive and Silent Auction.

The evening was a great success with 14 teams taking part in the quiz and 85 people competing in the beetle drive; we also had a dozen items up for bidding in the Silent Auction – our thanks to everyone who donated items.

A total of 520.00 was raised towards Company funds – a great big thank you to everyone from the Company, friends, family and members of the Church Congregation that supported us – it is very much appreciated.


Monday 31st May 2010 (updated 02/07/10)

The Boys’ Brigade session came to a close earlier this month with our Annual Display and Parent’s Night taking place on the 14th May.

This year our Chief Guests were Brian Irvine and his wife Donna. Brian is a well known face around the Highlands, having finished his football career at Ross County and now being involved with Youth Inclusive.

In his remarks, Brian commented how important the Boys’ Brigade was to him as he grew up and progressed in his football career, in particular, the discipline that was instilled. He also told everyone how important his faith was throughout his life.

An evening of fun and games was enjoyed by parents and friends; the Anchor Boys and Junior Section took part in some games, marching and singing. Company Section scared the wits out of the parents during their gymnastics display and some new drill movements were on show in our version of “Strictly Come Marching” – thanks to Eddie Adie, Colin Baillie and Stewart McDonald for judging the teams.

It was decided that the collection from Parent’s Night would go towards St. Mary’s Hospice in Malawi; the grand total of 203.74 was raised and a cheque was presented to Chrisanne Macleod at the Quiz Night.

The Company Section had a new trophy to present this year – the Squad Trophy was donated by the Russell and Fraser families in memory of Gordon Russell who was an Officer in the Company for many years. It was great that Morag was with us to present the trophy to the winning squad.

Once again the highlight of the evening was the presentation of the 2 highest awards available to boys in the Company.

This year Callum Urie was awarded the Queen’s Badge; Andrew Ross, Craig Black and Robbie Fyfe gained their President’s Badges.

Callum Urie receiving his Queens Badge

Pictured above is Callum receiving his Queen’s Badge from Brian Irvine.

For more photos (click here).


Wednesday 14th April 2010

The Highland Battalion Golf Competition was held at Inverness Golf Club on the 9th April 2010.

In the picture below are the 5 entrants (all from the 3rd Inverness Company) before play commenced.

Battalion Golf Competition Entrants
From Left to Right: Andy Ross, Craig Black, Ewan Reid, Adam Kelly and Robbie Fyfe.


Under-15 Winner = Craig Black 33ptsUnder-19 Winner = Adam Kelly 36pts

Under-19 Runner-Up = Andy Ross 31pts

For more photos (click here).


Wednesday 17th March 2010

This year the Battalion decided to try something different for fund-raising instead of the usual Flag Day by asking for Boys and Staff to take part in the Half Marathon Fun Run [5K] on Sunday 14th March 2010.

Picture of Boys and Staff before the Fun Run

Pictured above are some of the Boys and Staff of the Company before the Fun Run started.

Boys and Staff beginning the Fun Run
Above: The Boys and Staff set-off on the Fun Run.

The Company was once again asked to man a water station for the Half Marathon on the same day.

Boys Setting Up the Water Station
Above: The Boys prepare the water station for the runners.
Runners begin to arrive at the Water Station More Runners begin to arrive at the Water Station
Above: The runners are starting to pass through the water station.

Thanks also to Alison and Richard Fraser for their help.


Monday 1st March 2010

Here are the results from Mario Kart DS Time Trials held on Friday 19th February 2010.

Group 1

Pos. Name 5 Lap Time Pos. Name Fastest Lap
1 Calum Harrison 53.813 1 Calum Harrison 10.144
2 Ross Nairne 1.05.373 2 Adam Kelly 11.785
3 David Thomson 1.05.880 3 David Thomson 12.061

Group 2

Pos. Name 5 Lap Time Pos. Name Fastest Lap
1 Andy Kellock 1.02.461 1 Finlay MacLeod 11.405
2 Ross Craig 1.05.025 2 Andy Kellock 11.628
3 Mitchell Murdoch 1.05.591 3 Mitchell Murdoch 12.364


Friday 12th February 2010

Last year the Company collected nearly 11,000 Tesco for Schools and Clubs vouchers. Our aim was to raise enough to order a new crash mat for gymnastics.

It seems some time ago that we pleaded with the Congregation to donate their vouchers to us but we made our target and beyond.

Our new crash mat was finally delivered at the end of January and was first used on the 5th February.

We also ordered some games and sports equipment for the Anchor Boys and Junior Sections.

Photo of boys with new crash mat

Pictured above are the Boys of the Company getting ready to use the mat for the first time.

We would like to thank everybody in the Congregation that donated the vouchers to us – it is very much appreciated.