Carve your­self some fun at Lorn Show

The Oban Times - - Feature 21 -

THE busy sum­mer agri­cul­tural show sea­son con­tin­ues this week­end with the Lorn Show, and it is sure to be a day to re­mem­ber.

This tra­di­tional show takes place on Satur­day Au­gust 1 at Tralee beach, Ben­der­loch, on the north side of the Con­nel Bridge near Oban. Top qual­ity live­stock will be turned out look­ing their very best, and some of the lead­ing breed­ers of cat­tle and sheep from Ar­gyll and be­yond will be bring­ing their finest spec­i­mens along.

But the stan­dard of en­trants is matched by the men de­cid­ing where the rosettes should go. This year’s High­land cat­tle judge will be Dex­ter Lo­gan from Green­head Farm, Alva, Clack­man­nan­shire, while the black­face sheep win­ners will be de­cided by Quintin Dun­lop, Elm­scle­ugh, Dun­bar.

Other breeds of cat­tle will be judged by Craig Malone, Pit­cairn, Car­den­den in Fife and the sheep other than black­faces will be de­cided upon by lo­cal man, Archie Cameron, North Con­nel.

Across from Mull will be Robert McDougall, who will per­form judg­ing du­ties in the poul­try classes.

Com­pe­ti­tion in the home in­dus­tries classes is cer­tain to be as strong as ever, while there is plenty more be­sides to keep the judges busy.

Truly a show with some­thing for ev­ery­one, one of the most pop­u­lar events at Lorn is the dog show, which this year will be held at 12.30pm. This will be fol­lowed by a baby show at (ap­prox­i­mately) 2pm.

There will be High­land dancers and Oban High School Pipe Band will en­ter­tain the crowds as the welly throw­ing, kids’ tug of war and much more goes on all around.

A trac­tor pull should draw a big crowd, but one of the star at­trac­tions will be ‘Chain­saw’ - Andy Ma­cLach­lan from Rash­field, near Dunoon - de­mon­strat­ing his skills at Lorn Show for the very first time. Andy is the man be­hind Chain­saw Craft, but what he does is more about art than any­thing to do with lum­ber­jacks.

Don’t miss Andy at the Lorn Show this week­end along with all the other fan­tas­tic at­trac­tions. The live­stock judg­ing be­gins at 10am.

Lorn Show pres­i­dent, Mary Mor­ri­son, said: ‘ We hope the weather is nice, but what­ever hap­pens, there is plenty of fun and en­ter­tain­ment at the show, and some­thing for all the fam­ily to en­joy.’

An ex­am­ple of Andy Ma­cLach­lan’s

work with his chain­saw.

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