Sport

Tolsta FC squad
Tolsta Football Club was first formed in 1936 and the club's colours were green and white hoops (also the school's colours). After re-forming in 1976, they competed in Lewis and Harris Football Association competitions from 1976 until the club disbanded in 1988. They are pictured here in 1981 after winning the Eilean an Fhraoich Cup.

Shinty

Games and Amusements in the 1920s by Donald Macdonald

The games played by the men at one time were shinty, vaulting with oars, weight lifting with large stones and putting the shot. The women had no time to play games.

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Athletics

Our Man in Rhodes 2007

Murdo Alex MacKenzie (mac Angus M agus Emma) was part of the Western Isles team competing at the Island Games in sports such as athletics, football, golf and swimming. This was a successful games for the Western Isles where they won a number of medals, including a first Gold medal in athletics, and achieved a number of other personal best (pb) performances. Murdo has been one of our best young local runners in recent years and this was his second Islands Games, having competed in Shetland in 2005 in the 800 metres and 100/400 metres relays, where he picked up a couple of bronze medals.

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Marathon man

Marathon Man...

No, not the famous film with Dustin Hoffman, but none other than Tolsta's own long distance runner, Angus MacKay (34 North Tolsta).

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Cross country running

Tolsta School cross country success


Session 2005-06 was a successful one for Tolsta's army of cross country runners. For a small school of only 45 children it has competed with the bigger schools and often triumphed over them. It is not unusual to get 40-50% of Tolsta pupils taking part in the Lewis and Harris Championships.

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