Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie took a break from Brexit at the weekend to scoop gold at Ceres Highland Games.
The north east Fife MSP was first past the post in the 1,600 metre open at what is Scotland’s oldest highland games event.
A procession through Ceres led by the City of St Andrews Pipe Band marked the start of the 702nd spectacle, which is always held on the last Saturday in June.
Despite the threat of showers, it attracted a good crowd for the full programme of running, cycling, wrestling, heavy events, highland dancing and piping kept everyone entertained.
But there was no hammer throwing due to the tight confines of the 200m circuit at Bow Butts, where all the action takes place.
The biggest prize of the day was the £200 which goes to the winner of the open 90 metres handicap.
It was won by Jack Beattie from Rosyth, who broke the tape in 9.92 seconds.
There were good fields for both the open 800 metres and 1,600 metres handicaps and in the youth races Sean Bates from Tullibody won all three events on the card.
In the cycling events, despite the slippy under-wheel conditions, there were no spills, which is unusual for the tight Bow Butts circuit.
90m open – 1. Jack Beattie, Rosyth, 9.92 secs; 2. Tommy Finkle, TLJT; 3. Graeme Armstrong, Edinburgh. 200m open – Lee Goodfellow, TLJT, 23.11 secs; 2. Graeme Armstrong, Edinburgh; 3. Geoff Keen, Selkirk. 800m open – 1. Colin Welsh, Kelso, 1m 59.70 secs; 2. Euan Martin, Falkirk Victoria; 3. Rory Anderson, Hawick 20m. 1,600m open – 1. Willie Rennie, Kelty; 4m 29 secs; 2. Dean Whiteford, Innerleithen; 3. Rory Anderson, Hawick. 3,000m open – 1. Dean Whiteford, Innerleithen, 8m 44.21 secs; 2. Rebecca Burns, Edinburgh AC; 3. Craig Robertson, Pitreavie: 90m youths – 1. Sean Bates, Tullibody, 10.76 secs; 2. Samantha Turnbull, Peebles; 3. Lucy Nuttal, Anstruther. 200m youths – 1. Sean Bates, Tullibody, 24.09 secs; 2. Gaspard Lecrivain, Aberdeen; 3. Samantha Turnbull, Peebles. 800m youths – 1. Sean Bates, Tullibody, 2m 13.33 secs; 2. Gaspard Lecrivain, Aberdeen; 3. Lucy Nuttal, Anstruther. 800m open cycling – 1. James Melville, Dumbarton; 2. Charles Fletcher, Grantown; 3. Kian Hepburn, Cairneyhill. 1,600m open Scottish cycling championship – 1. Charles Fletcher, Grantwon; 2. James Melville, Dumbarton; 3. Dan Clark, Newburgh. 3,000m open cycling – 1. Charles Fletcher, Grantown; 2. James Melville, Dumbarton; 3. David Mathieson, Newburgh; Deil cycling – 1. Charles Fletcher, Grantown; 2. James Melville, Dumbarton; 3. Ian Hepburn, Cairneyhill. Open 56lbs weight for distance – 1. Sinclair Patience, Tain, 39ft 0in; 2. Lorne Colthart, Blair Atholl, 34ft 10in; 3. Stuart Anderson, Lochearnhead, 34ft 4in. Open 56lbs over the bear – 1st equal Sinclair Patience, Tain; Lorne Colthart, Blair Atholl; Kyle Randalls, Grangemouth. Open shot putt – 1. Lorne Colthart, Blair Atholl, 53ft 1in; 2. Sinclair Patience, Tain, 48ft 9in; 3. Kyle Randalls, Grangemouth, 45 ft 10in. Open sheaf – 1. Jamie Gunn, Halkirk, 23ft 0in. Open caber (distance) – 1. Sinclair Patience, Tain. Open caber (traditional) – 1. Lorne Cothart, Blair Atholl; 2. Stuart Anderson, Lochearnhead; 3. Sinclair Patience, Tain. Open Ceres Stane – 1. Sinclair Patience, Tain.