Mull & Morvern Show

The Oban Times - - Farming -

WITH its big­gest num­ber of folk through the gate, the Mull and Morvern Agri­cul­tual So­ci­ety an­nual show was one to be re­mem­bered - not least for the bright sun­shine that shone all day on the hun­dreds of visi­tors and ex­hibitors at the show.

Two of the stal­warts of the Salen show - Lach­lan Ma­cLean and Bert Leitch passed away in the few weeks and months prior to the

show. They were both much missed. But their farms - Knock and Lag­gan Ulva both Mull - were well rep­re­sented on the tro­phy list.

A 73-year- old Amer­i­can, John Berry, was likely the old­est ever com­peti­tor in the show’s gru­elling hill race. John, al­ready on a cy­cling tour of Scot­land, took well over an hour to re­turn - but he re­turned all the same.

A back­drop of mu­sic from the Mull and Iona Pipe band helped the whole day march along at a good pace.

Judges had to call in an aju­di­ca­tor to chose the cham­pion and re­serve cham­pion from a ban­tam hen, a High­land cow, a pet dog, a work­ing dog, a goat, a horse and a sheep.

The High­land cow from An­gus MacColl took supreme cham­pion and a horse rid­den by Caro­line MacPhail of Salen was the re­serve supreme cham­pion.

A bar­beque was en­joyed well into the wee hours as many stayed to raise a glass to ‘ab­sent friends’.

A wee one takes to the pen like a duck to wa­ter

The young­sters tak­ing part in the hill race.

A wee one so moved by the mu­sic she couldn’t

stop her High­land danc­ing

Mull and Iona pipe band

Keep­ing up with all the fun is com­men­ta­tor, An­gus MacKay

Scot­tish Sea Farm staff raise cash for Mull Gaelic choir

The climb­ing wall held no fear for this

young­ster in her wellies.

John Berry, a 73-year- old from Austin, Texas

Best of friends: Isla and Joni

A fine beast - the Supreme Cham­pion from An­gus

J McColl of Muin­garidh, Mull

First prize win­ner, El­iz­a­beth Wil­son...for her jam

En­joy­ing a drink and a chat dur­ing the

well-at­tended event

Lochbuie Cup win­ner for the over­all non­black­face cham­pion from Tor­loisk - Iain MaKay

and Claire Si­mon­etta.

Wee Stacey won the small dog show pic­tured

with own­ers, Moira and Sarah West­land

The bounc­ers, Fred Ma­cLean from Salen and

Cameron Fletcher from Tober­mory.

Jamie Ma­cLean from Knock’s ewe lamb was

the over­all sheep cham­pion.

Don­nie and Jean­nie McColl

Some of the many visi­tors at the show

Gold Seabright ban­tam - poul­try cham­pion

One of the sheep pre­pares to be judged

An­gus MacColl’s cross-bred cham­pion

Katy Cameron from Kil­choan with her ter­rier prizewin­ner,


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