It was a day to remember on Mull at the Bunessan Show last Friday.
Not only were there activities, events and displays galore - but two sons of the island, recently lost, were remembered in the animals and good husbandry they promoted throughout their lives.
The family of Lachlan MacLean, of Knock who passed away suddenly last month, was remembered for his outstanding breeding of stock. His son, Jamie, was the champion as he showed off his Blackface hill lambs to the crowd.
Winning for him was also for his family and the respect for Lachlan, and for his brother at Knock who continues to run one of many exceptional farms on the island. Special mention should be made of Iain MacKay and Claire Simonetta for their ewe lamb from Torloisk and to Angus MacColl of Fanmore for his champion cross.
There was not a dry eye on the field when a bull from Bert Leitch shown by Rhona Munroe won the Champion of Champions. The calm and charming two-month old calf was the last born while the legendary farmer and community champion was still alive. Named in his memory, little Bertie has much to live up to.
Cross bred champion - a homebred
gimmer from Fanmore, Torloisk Confined open ewe champion from Fidgin
Jamie Laurie, Ardnacross, with his homebred three shear by a homebred sire.
Mull rangers Rachel French and Emily Watkins
Debs, Chris and Chris were all enjoying the sunshine.
Andy Johnstone, Lee, with Bramble champion dog
Jazz from the resident band
Bertie - the wonderful Bert Leitch’s final calf before he passed away only last week. Shown by Rhona Munroe. He was named Champion of Champioins
Anne Kirkpatrick from Iona
Looking cute on his first Bunessan show day
How do you choose from this brood?
Champion blackface gimmer
Jamie MacLean from Knock with his three shear ewe of a Darchirla lamb champion
School kids show off their raffle
Terry Hegarty was promoting electric cars
Kalista Knight and Orla