Mull & Morvern Show
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
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,