The Oban Times - - News -

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

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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




Kerry MacGil­livray

Olivia Sex­ton

Kal­ista Knight and Orla


Grace Cor­bett

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