Change of venue voted a success at Appin Show
APPIN show was one of the best attended with attractions for all the family. From petting lambs to commercial cows, the animals on show were second to none - and the change of field from north of the village to the site opposite the village hall proved very successful.
Winners on the day were less predictable than often suggested by a good show like Appin.
When a village already has more than one or two supreme champions in its midst, then the competition really hots up. And visitors from as far afield as Asia and Australia were amazed at the quality of the stock.
One of the biggest draws was one of the tiniest of creatures - a miniature Shetland pony. Thankfully, it was in good form, and let the many hundreds of people who passed her stoke her wee mane. But she was tired out for much of the day.
The sun shone for the best part of the show, and when it was raining it was ‘kind and warm’ rain that did not deter people arriving and taking part.
The overall champion was Ewen MacGilvary, Barcaldine Home Farm, with the outstanding Creran Ifly, a home-bred 23-month old heifer, her mother is Grahams Butterfly, the herd’s foundation female, and her sire is Wilodge Fastrack. She was champion of champions at Lorn Show and Appin Show this year.
Visitors also enjoyed some great stalls including Catherine Hall jewellery and Paradise Kitchen jams, chutneys and cakes. Also on offer was a display of engines from Gregor MacCormick from Appin, one of the best bottle stalls of the season from North Argyll Riding Club, Highland dancing in the village hall and a superb tea tent.
A good crowd gathered for the show