Big entry for Dalmally’s big show day
THE AGRICULTURAL show season is coming to an end, but it goes out with more of a bang than a whimper this Saturday, September 5, at Dalmally.
Traditionally one of the most prestigious days in the calendar for the Blackface sheep and Highland cattle breeds, this year’s Dalmally agricultural show also has all sorts of attractions for every member of the family.
The Dalmally dog show grows bigger year- on-year, while local farmers have defied the dreadful summer weather by producing more livestock entries than last year across sheep, cattle and poultry sections.
The skills on show in the home industries section are always amazing to behold, with a big entry in both the adult and children’s sections. Floral displays, home baking and preserves, horticultural produce and much more besides will stimulate the senses.
Primary school six-a- side shinty teams from across Argyll will be battling it out for the Pat Chrystal Memorial Trophy, and this is sure to offer an entertaining spectacle for spectators.
The terrier race is always great fun, while the Daltote horse display team will entertain the crowds with remarkable horsemanship. Nostalgia will be to the fore as the vintage tractors make their appearance, while the Clan Colquhoun Pipe Band from Helensburgh will offer musical entertainment throughout the day.
There will be plenty of trade stands and rides for children of all ages to enjoy - but the main event at Dalmally is the competition, and livestock judging begins at 10am.
Show secretary Rhona Crawford said: ‘Everything is a bit behind this year with the weather, but people have still entered in big numbers. We’re up on livestock entries, and this year there is double the number of entries in the Highland cattle.’
She added: ‘Dalmally is always a good day out, whatever the weather, so come and enjoy it with us.’