Lochaber agri­cul­tural show

The Oban Times - - Farming -

THIS year’s Lochaber agri­cul­tural show was hailed a ‘great suc­cess’ by or­gan­is­ers, with a high num­ber of en­tries in all cat­e­gories.

Heavy rain on Fri­day night cleared in time for the 118th show at In­ver­lochy Castle farm on Satur­day and at­ten­dees en­joyed two bird of prey dis­plays and the ever- pop­u­lar pet pa­rade.

The show was opened by Lochaber agri­cul­tural so­ci­ety pres­i­dent, Mal­colm Cameron, who pre­sented a long- ser­vice award to David Dun­can, for more than 30 years of work with the group.

John Weller of the so­ci­ety, thanked vol­un­teers for en­sur­ing a great event: ‘ The show was a great suc­cess, with high qual­ity stock and com­pe­ti­tion through­out. Although wet the night be­fore, a dry bright morn­ing en­sured good at­ten­dance fig­ures, just slightly down on last year’s.

‘Our grate­ful thanks go out to the Ro­tary Club of Lochaber and the lo­cal Sea Cadets for man­ning the gates and tak­ing care of the car park­ing. Also to any or­gan­i­sa­tion, or in­di­vid­ual that con­trib­uted in any way with fi­nan­cial help or ser­vices to make the show go ahead.’

Christo­pher Cameron of Strone farm, Banavie, picked up the Hon Wills supreme cat­tle cham­pion cup for his pure limousine bull, while Kevin MacKin­non of Glen Fruin, He­lens­burgh, won over­all sheep cham­pion for his black face shear­ling.

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Cham­pion sheep was a black face shear­ling from Glen Fruin,

He­lens­burgh, shown by Kevin MacKin­non

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Christo­pher Cameron of Strone farm, Banavie, presents the over­all best in cat­tle

with his chil­dren, Aimee and Con­nor Cameron

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Ewen Camp­bell and son, Archie, with Aberdeen An­gus, Kil­mallie Black­bird,

win­ner of the pedi­gree calf cat­e­gory

Daisy and Pippa Fer­gu­son of Fort Au­gus­tus won the

13.2 hands and un­der rid­ing prize with Twin­kle

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David Dun­can (sec­ond right) was pre­sented a long ser­vice award for more than 30 years of Lochaber agri­cul­tural so­ci­ety work with the Macau­lay fam­ily. From left: Mary Macau­lay, Fiona Dun­can, David

Dun­can and Mal­colm Cameron

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Ken and He­len Groom showed off a 1924 Model

T-Ford at the show

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Kirsty Mann of Roshven, Lochailort, with cham­pion

horse, Ruby of Sun­nyneuk.

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Six-year- old Lo­gan Ar­mour en­joyed the bungee

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‘Post­man Pat’ was a pop­u­lar en­try in the horse

fancy dress

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Fu­ture bus driver, Mered­ith Wells, four

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