Salen’s spirit is key to success
THE ISLE of Mull’s annual agricultural show has been described as one of the highlights of the farming calendar, and this year was no different,
Waterproofs and umbrellas may have been needed, but it didn’t stop locals and visitors alike making their way to Salen Show last Thursday.
As always there was something for everyone, whether a climbing frame for the children, a burger and a beer for the adults or a series of competitions for the farmers to showcase their animals.
Iain MacKay’s highland heifer was crowned the overall cattle champion after winning its three-year- old class and taking the highland championship.
Mr MacKay of Torloisk Farm said: ‘The class was very strong and I am very pleased to have won in a very strong show of cattle like that.’
Even the rain couldn’t dampen his spirits. He added: ‘It’s been a very good day despite the weather. It can rain all it likes now.’
The Barttett family also tasted some success on the day, albeit surprisingly. They were visiting the island on holiday and decided to enter their fivemonths- old whippet in to some competitions. In her first show, Willow was crowned the best puppy and received a second for best small dog.
Jamie McLean of Knoch Farm holds his prize sheep, which was crowned theblack face champion. Jeff from Mull just after his sheep was crowned the tup champion. Lily Howell, from Mull, with her prize-winning pet. Cait, 4, won the non-working Collie competition. The Mull and Iona Pipe Band entertain the soaked crowd. Umbrellas and waterproofs were needed for this year’s show.
Volunteers, including Morvern the clown, who were raising money for Mull Musical Minds.
Meet 13-year- old Cuillin, who came third in the spaniel class.
Two young boys prepare to crash into one another.
Paddy the porpoise being held by Jenny Hampson, left, and Zoë Stevenson of the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust.