Great turnout for Ardnamurchan show and sports
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