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1997: Le Prix du Champagne Lanson Noble Cuvée Award for investigations into Champagne for the Millennium investment scams

2001: Le Prix Champagne Lanson Ivory Award for

2011: Vindic d'Or MMXI – 'Meilleur blog anti-1855'

2011: Robert M. Parker, Jnr: ‘This blogger...’:

2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Monday, 1 January 2018

Newtonmore and the sprinting piper brings in 2018

 Fireworks to see in 2018 
by the Newtonmore Golf Club

Photos from Newtonmore's famous torchlight procession and ceremony to see in 2018 and bid farewell to 2017. Later posting with photos of people in the crowd. 

 All quiet in Newtonmore in 
the minutes before the procession

 Crowd gathering @The Glen, Newtonmore

Blond piper tuning up 

He's off: Piper sprints away from the Glen
The sprinting blond piper opens up a big gap as he flies 
away from the the Glen Hotel
– clearly a disciple of Usain Bolt
 (above and below) 

 Revellers beginning to catch the flying piper 

Piper leading the southbound group 
starting from the Balavil Hotel

Pipers leading the two groups meet 
up a the community centre

On the stage: Big Laurie and the singer 

The two pipers and Big Lawrie

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