Mod's much more than Whisky Olympics
THE National Mod is a terrific event for Inverness to host, and for the past six days it has enlivened the city.
Participants have performed at some local nursing homes for old folk who can’t make it to the main venues, an admirable effort to ensure no-one need be left out.
Does the Mod still deserve that ribald title “the Whisky Olympics”? Of course late night liquid refreshment will always be part of it. But a friend who won a much coveted gold medal for singing tells of the extraordinary pressure and tension which exists behind the scenes as competitions reach a climax.
The level of dedication and specialist practice and training it takes to reach elite status at the Mod may be broadly comparable to the Olympics - but it has nothing whatever to do with whisky.
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