Carve yourself some fun at Lorn Show
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.