Sun shines on Dun­ve­gan Show

The Oban Times - - News -

THE SUN kept its hat on for the 2015 Dun­ve­gan show on Satur­day July 25.

The day started with judg­ing of home pro­duce, hor­ti­cul­ture, hand­i­crafts, art, pho­tog­ra­phy and chil­dren’s classes. There was an in­crease in en­tries across the board.

The an­nual and ever pop­u­lar chil­dren’s mu­sic com­pe­ti­tion was or­gan­ised by lo­cal mu­sic teacher, Nan Cleghorn, this year. Judges Meg Rosher - wind in­stru­ments - and Maria Pel­letti - guitar - were both ‘highly im­pressed’ by the ‘stan­dard of mu­si­cian­ship and en­thu­si­asm’ from the com­peti­tors.

New classes in­tro­duced for the dog show this year proved to be a hit with spec­ta­tors, they in­cluded best party trick. Best in show win­ner was Bai­ley the bor­der col­lie han­dled and owned by John Pickering, from Broad­ford.

Chil­dren en­joyed games and ac­tiv­i­ties such as tug ‘o’ war, body zorbs, Du­nia the stilt, bouncy castle. Free pony rides were the big­gest hit among young­sters. Out­door lead­ers from Skye trekking cen­tre in­tro­duced Ber­tie and Selkie to the crowds and many took ad­van­tage of the free pony rides. Mu­si­cal en­ter­tain­ment was pro­vided once again by Portree high school pipe band, a pop­u­lar at­trac­tion with visi­tors to Dun­ve­gan Show.

RID­ING HIGH: Ni­cola MacSween of Skye trekking cen­tre lead­ing

Selkie the pony with Lach­lan Ton­agh.

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EN­THU­SI­AS­TIC: par­tic­i­pants in the chil­dren’s mu­sic com­pe­ti­tion

with adult judges and or­gan­is­ers.

WIN­NER: Alexan­der Mac­don­ald, from Cor­rieb­hein, with cham­pion of cham­pi­ons at Dun­ve­gan show.

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