The Govan Gaelic Choir has not won the coveted Lovat & Tullibardine Shield, described as Gaelic choral music's highest honour, at the Royal National Mod for 40 years.
However, after many long journeys in previous years this time the choir had to travel only a few miles as the annual festival of music, language and culture was being held in Paisley for the first time.
On the event's last day, the choir's conductor Donald Feist, 23, also won the Malcolm G MacCallum Silver Baton for his conducting of the choir of around 30 singers who practise every week in Partick, Glasgow.
"It was absolutely fantastic - we never expected to win, the standard is so high," Mr Feist, a primary school teacher who is from Islay.
"This award is considered the top one and we are still recovering from winning. Some of the choir left early because they did not expect to win ... I am not sure anyone gave us a chance. We are absolutely delighted."
Mr Feist has been conducting the choir, which won the prize for a performance of two songs, for four years.
He added: "It is so difficult to win, we have not won it for 40 years, so we are ecstatic. It was a fantastic competition and the choir has been working so hard."
The choir was founded in 1929 and Mr Feist has a Bachelor of Music honours degree in singing from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.