Road to the Isles show

The Oban Times - - Farming -

FARM­ERS, live­stock, crafters and mem­bers of the pub­lic flocked to the Road to the Isles Agri­cul­tural Show on Satur­day.

This was the 22nd year the show has been run­ning and an es­ti­mated 700 to 800 peo­ple at­tended at Ca­mus­darach.

Robert Wright of Ard­gour’s Charo­lais cross was the over­all cat­tle cham­pion.

The over­all sheep cham­pion was Sam MacKen­zie’s black-faced ewe, whose fa­ther was last year’s cham­pion. The same sheep was the over­all show cham­pion.

In the horse and pony class, High­land pony Ruby of Sun­nyneuk was the over­all cham­pion, ac­com­pa­nied by owner Kirsty Mann.

Gre­gor Innes’ Ayam Ce­mani cock­erel was a cham­pion in the poul­try sec­tion.

The af­ter­noon en­ter­tain­ment in­cluded dis­plays from Shropshire com­pany Hawk­eye Fal­conry.

The Clan Scot­land cy­cle stunt team wowed the crowd with an ar­ray of im­pres­sive stunts and jumps.

There was also an open dog show and a va­ri­ety of hand­i­crafts and stalls such as face paint­ing, Lochaber Bee­keep­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion, a Vik­ing stall, re­fresh­ment tent and a bar­be­cue. El­iz­a­beth Flem­ming, trea­surer for the show, said: ‘ We were quite lucky with the weather and had a good turnout. ‘There was cer­tainly more live­stock this year and this year for the first time we had poul­try classes, which were well sup­ported. ‘The horse and pony classes re­turned af­ter a few years of not hav­ing them as well.’ Com­men­ta­tor An­gus MacKay said that this year there was the ‘finest show of live­stock this show has ever seen’.

Sheep cham­pion: Um­pire Ge­orge Mac­Don­ald with the over­all sheep cham­pion which was also the over­all live­stock cham­pion. 21_ F25 road to the isles 05

Dog show: There was an open dog show in the af­ter­noon. 21_ F25 road to the isles 11

Sam MacKen­zie with his hoard of tro­phies. 21_ F25 road to the isles 08

Cat­tle cham­pion: The over­all cat­tle cham­pion was a Charo­lais cross owned by Robert Wright of Ard­gour. 21_ F25 road to the isles 06

Pony cham­pion: Ruby of Sun­nyneuk, pic­tured with owner Kirsty Mann, was the over­all horse cham­pion. 21_ F25 road to the isles 07

Cy­cle stunt show: Danny Ste­wart from the Clan Scot­land cy­cle stunt team. 21_ F25 road to the isles 09

Poul­try cham­pion: Gre­gor Innes with his cham­pion Ayam Ce­mani cock­erel. 21_ F25 road to the isles 04

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