Great turnout for Ard­na­mur­chan show and sports

The Oban Times - - 12 Leisure -

THIS year’s West Ard­na­mur­chan Show and Sports event proved to be the penin­sula’s big­gest and most suc­cess­ful in years, ac­cord­ing to mem­bers of the public.

Af­ter the orig­i­nal or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee dis­banded in 2014, a group of Ard­na­mur­chan lo­cals united to form the show and sports com­mit­tee last year.

Led by Rosie Curtis, the com­mit­tee gen­er­ated a wider in­ter­est in the games and peo­ple who were vis­it­ing the area on hol­i­day even took part in events held on the pitch at Pier Road in Kil­choan on Satur­day.

Rosie said: ‘ A big thank you to the com- mit­tee this year and ev­ery­one for com­ing out for us.

‘With­out peo­ple com­ing this day would not have hap­pened.

‘ We were blessed with glo­ri­ous weather and ev­ery­one has worked to­gether and worked hard this year to make it hap­pen.’

The main events were the heavy­weight shot putt, ham­mer throw and the sheaf toss.

There were more than 10 men tak­ing part, but it was James Camp­bell from Mull who took the tro­phy win­ning each sec­tion and over­all.

The farm­ing show was a suc­cess for An­gus Cameron, from Kil­choan, whose three-year- old ewe sheep won him the over­all cham­pion of the black­face for the sec­ond year in a row.

Fam­i­lies lounged in seat­ing ar­eas and en­joyed pic­nics un­der the sun. There was football for young­sters and they took part in egg ‘n’ spoon races, runs and bean bag con­tests.

One lo­cal man said: ‘I don’t re­mem­ber ever see­ing such a turnout for the show and sports.

‘The com­mit­tee has done a fan­tas­tic job turn­ing it around this year.’

There were hill races for ladies and men and adult bean bag races too. Rosie added: ‘Here’s to next year!’

An­gus Cameron won cham­pion of the black­face

sheep and re­serve with his shear­land tup

One-year- old Sonny Emer­son was sup­port­ing

dad, Bob, in the heavy­weight com­pe­ti­tions

From left: Carolyn Dud­ley, An­drew Kitts and St­eff Kitts with Tus­sock the dog, who was set to show off

his stuff in the pet pa­rade

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