Tiree prepares for annual agricultural show
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.