Taylor Thorne of OGHS.   Winner of the Caledonian Society Cup 








Cameron Miller of OBHS.   Winner of  the Roberts Cup.









Results: Taieri A&P Show 2017

Overall Best Female Athlete Highland Games Event “Cup Winner”: Kate Vandermeer.

Overall Best Male Athlete Highland Games Event “Cup Winner”: Dwain Morrissey.

Individual Events Results:

“Carrying The Stones”
Female:      1. Sarah Graham
2. Tegan Anderson.
3. Kate Vadermeer

Male:           1. Adam Eketone.
2. Equal: Michael Jacobs and Matthew Downward

“ Caber Tossing”.
Female :     1. Kate Vadermeer.
2. Tegan Anderson.
Male:          1 Equal Matthew Downward, Michael Jacob and Dwain Morrissey.

“Farmers Walk (30kg) Weights”
Female:     1. Kate Vadermeer. equal Tegan Anderson.
3. Sarah Graham.

Farmers Walk (60kg) “Weights”
Male:        1. Dwain Morrissey.
2. Matthew Downward.
3. Gramos groescho.

“Tossing The Sheave”
Female:   1. Equal Kate Vadermeer and Tegan Anderson .

Male:      1. Equal Dwain Morrissey and Jeffrey Hewitt.
3. Michael Jacobs.


Graeme Macrae Burnet in Dunedin

Tuesday 14 March at 6pm

I’m delighted to announce that the first Scottish Studies event of 2017 will be an appearance by the bestselling Scottish novelist Graeme Macrae Burnet. Graeme’s second novel, His Bloody Project, is a historical thriller exploring a triple murder in the Western Highlands in the later nineteenth century. It won the Saltire Award, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, is being published in 20 countries, and has been optioned by Synchronicity Films. An article in last week’s Independent newspaper credited the novel with having ‘put Scottish writing back in the spotlight’.

Graeme will be appearing at the Dunedin City Library on Tuesday 14 March at 6pm, in an event co-sponsored by the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies and the Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival. Tickets, priced $15, are available from UBS or online at

This is a rare opportunity to see one of Scottish literature’s rising stars in Dunedin. It’s also a chance for the Caledonian Society of Otago to show its support for Scottish literature and heritage.

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