Tiree pre­pares for an­nual agri­cul­tural show

The Oban Times - - farming -

THE com­mu­nity on Tiree is gear­ing up for its an­nual agri­cul­tural show next Fri­day, July 21.

And there will be some­thing for ev­ery­one, with a packed line-up of ac­tiv­i­ties, cul­mi­nat­ing in a dance in the evening.

What is new for 2017? To be judged in pens – cow with her calf and ewe with her twin lambs.

There will also be classes for vet­eran horses, dec­o­rated har­ness, a bak­ing demon­stra­tion and a spe­cial chil­dren’s cor­ner. Choose from more than 200 classes from poul­try, pets, horses and ponies, trac­tors, Cly­des­dales, cat­tle and sheep, cov­er­ing all breeds of live­stock on Tiree. All en­tries are wel­comed.

This year also sees an all ladies lineup of judges. Show sched­ules are all avail­able at the web­site www.tireeshow. co.uk, with copies at the ru­ral cen­tre.

As well as live­stock, there are classes in the home in­dus­tries sec­tion for bak­ing, cre­at­ing, knit­ting, paint­ing and grow­ing, with cat­e­gories for all ages and vis­i­tors.

A high­light will be the re­cy­cled ma­te­ri­als scare­crow com­pe­ti­tion.

The ever-pop­u­lar Mark Wylie and his Drakes of Haz­ard will be per­form­ing twice dur­ing the day.

Fol­low­ing the cham­pion of cham- pi­ons, the day will round off with the pre­sen­ta­tion of cups fol­lowed by the grand show raf­fle and toss­ing the sheaf.

And to round it all off is the not-tobe missed show dance with Gunna Sound in An Talla at 9.30pm. Tick­ets are £10 at the door.

En­try to the show is priced at £ 5 for adults, £2 for chil­dren five to 16 and free for un­der-fives.

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