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Sep 09, 2011 at 12:00 AM
Mull of Kintyre Music Festival - 18th-21st August 2011

After our last visit to Campbeltown, we must have left an impression as we were invited back to take part in the parade through the street as part of the Mull of Kintyre Music Festival.
Five Clan cars arrived on the Friday night at various times, also with Ali and Joanne coming via the Dunoon ferry as they left late, we were soon round the camp-fire.

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The tents were erected with the aid of Gerry’s headlights and some willing hands. The party was helped along with a welcome dram. Thanks again to Gerry for welcoming us to Kintyre with a bottle of 10 year old Isle of Jura!
The washing machine drum was glowing red thanks to Davie supplying so much wood, even Dennis would have had trouble going through it. The site was a good one and was made perfect by the clear sky. No light pollution meant the shooting stars were giving a real show.
The morning of the parade got off to a great start with the sun shining and stunning views.
We set off to join the parade joined by Goldie and his green 1380 Moke and a local purple Mini.
The Red Bull mini was in town too. With the pipe band leading the way and some very good floats and fancy dressed kids, we were on our way snaking along the route with horns blasting and a very large crowd waving and cheering. Once the parade had gone round the streets we were given a place on the main square next to the music stage, where after a terrific bar lunch we could relax and take in the bands who were playing to the appreciative crowd.
A local garage called Phoenix Motors put up a trophy for best car on parade, which to the delight of The Clanners, Ali won! He has the privilege to be the first to have his name engraved on the shield which will be an annual event and got a very nice trophy to keep.
After an enjoyable day it was back to the camp with more banter round the camp fire and Davie entertaining the kids by getting his kid’s quad bike going. Young Ross was the cat that got the cream with a smile from ear to ear. Joanne was a bit apprehensive but Ross took to it like a pig in sh... erm mud.
Sunday morning was a leisurely start with a tour of the farm to see the piglets and Mini's in various states, followed by a nice drive back home.
A big thanks to Davie, Janet and family for a great weekend! I for one would love to do it again next year.
Huge thanks to Norrie Wilson for this great Run Report!
Last Updated ( Sep 09, 2011 at 04:02 PM )
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