Kil­choan show and sports a suc­cess de­spite weather

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MULL’S James Camp­bell made it 10 in a row when he won the heavy events ti­tle at West Ard­na­mur­chan Show and Sports at Kil­choan Sports Field last Fri­day.

‘De­spite blus­tery wind and grey skies, this year’s show was, once again, a great suc­cess,’ event sec­re­tary Pat Glen­day told the Lochaber Times.

As well as a strong field of com­peti­tors for the heavy events, there was strong com­pe­ti­tion in all the agri­cul­tural show classes, which were judged by Rhoda Munro of Mull.

An­gus John Cameron won the tro­phy for the over­all cham­pion sheep with one of his black­faces, while Nan MacLach­lan was named crofter with most points af­ter sweep­ing the board in all the cross breed classes.

Over­all win­ners in the pro­duce classes were Liz Ma­cLeod, bak­ing; Gill Blease, gar­den­ing; and Tracy Roslin, craft.

The qual­ity of en­tries was very high and the judges had their work cut out to iden­tify win­ners.

Fol­low­ing an in­ter­lude for lunch, dur­ing which the crowd was treated to a dis­play of High­land danc­ing by Con­nie MacLen­nan and pip­ing by Alas­dair Peter­son, the sports got un­der way.

More than 100 chil­dren took part in ju­nior races, the high­est num­ber in the event’s his­tory. Over­all win­ner in the chil­dren’s events was Ryan Cameron.

Arlo Van de Peer and Eilidh Cameron won the boys’ and girls’ hill races, re­spec­tively.

Not con­tent with com­ing first in the boys’ hill race, Arlo en­tered the men’s race fin­ish­ing a cred­itable sec­ond to the men’s win­ner Richard Carr.

The women’s hill race win­ner was Lau­ren Gane. Richard O’Con­nor and Joyce Hil­lard pre­sented the prizes.

The show is or­gan­ised by the Show and Sports Com­mit­tee, chaired by Rosie Cur­tis.

In her clos­ing speech, Rosie thanked com­mit­tee mem­bers and the many vol­un­teers who helped out on the day of the show and be­fore and af­ter too.

She also thanked the show’s many spon­sors in­clud­ing Wat­son Seeds, Ard­na­mur­chan Es­tate, Marine Harvest, Har­bro and Ag­ri­mony Con­sult­ing.

Re­sults: Ju­nior Sports, over­all win­ner on points, GM MacMil­lan Quaich: Ryan Cameron. Ju­nior Hill Race, Boy Hill Race Cup: Arlo Van de Peer. Ju­nior Hill Race, Girl Hill Race Cup: Eilidh Cameron. Se­nior Road Race Men, Glen­bor­ro­dale Cup: Richard Carr. Se­nior Road Race Ladies, McCon­nell Salmon Chal­lenge Cup: Lau­ren Gane.

Heavy events: Se­nior Over­all Heavy Events Win­ner, Championship Cup: James Camp­bell. Lo­cal Heavy Events Win­ner, F MacDon­ald Cup: Bert Cameron. Heavy Events, Ju­nior Boys Win­ner, Selkirk Cup: Alas­dair Peter­son. Girls Win­ner, Girl’s Cup: Iona Wat­son.

Bak­ing, craft and gar­den­ing, Best Baker, Bak­ing Cup: Liz Ma­cLeod. Best Gar­dener, An­gus Hen­der­son Shield: Gill Blease. Best Crafter, WASS Prize: Tracy Roslin. Best Pet: Diesel.

Agri­cul­ture, Black­face Sheep, Home Bred Shear­ling, Branault Cup: John Alec Cameron. Ewe Lamb, Por­tu­airk Cup: John Alec Cameron. Cham­pion Sheep, Min­gary Cup: An­gus John Cameron. Re­serve Cham­pion, Plo­caig Cup: Alan Cur­tis. Best Group of Sheep, West Ard­na­mur­chan Shield: An­gus John Cameron. Un­der 18, Best Black­face, Ju­nior Cup: Iain and Cathie MacPhail: Alan Cur­tis. Cross Breed, Ewe in Milk, JD MacPhail Cup: Nan MacLach­lan. Ewe Lambs, Jimmy the Shepherd Me­mo­rial Cup: Nan MacLach­lan. Tup Lamb, Bob MacWal­ters Tro­phy: Nan MacLach­lan. Cham­pion Cross Breed, Lord Trent Cup: Nan MacLach­lan. Re­serve Cham­pion, Alan MacLach­lan Cup: Nan MacLach­lan. Over­all Sheep, Cham­pion Sheep, Alis­tair Mac- Ken­zie Cup: An­gus John Cameron. Crofter with most points, West Ard­na­mur­chan Show Cup: Nan MacLach­lan.

Mis­cel­la­neous, Best Wool, Wat­son Seeds Prize: Chloe Cur­tis. Fat Lamb, Har­bro Prize: Nan MacLach­lan.

f30 kil­choan games 4 JP Con­nie Maclen­nan, aged 13, from Fort Wil­liam shows off her skills in the dance events.

Aela Tangny, aged four, en­joys the bouncy cas­tle at the Kil­choan Games on Fri­day. f30 kil­choan games 1 JP

f30k­il­choan games 06 JP De­ter­mi­na­tion on the faces of com­peti­tors in the girls’ sack race at last Fri­day’s Ki­choan show and sports.

f30 kil­choan games 3JP Alas­dair Peter­son in the boys’ egg and spoon race.

Lo­cals from Kil­choan en­joy the show and games. f30 kil­choan games 16JP

f30 kil­choan games 11JP Richard Carr, from Glas­gow, com­petes in the heavy events.

f30 kil­choan games 15 JP Dog show win­ner, Diesel, with fam­ily mem­ber Leanne Blair, from Tober­mory.

f30 ki­choan games 2JP Alan Cur­tis, aged six, who scooped two firsts in the stock judg­ing with his win­ning lamb.

f30 kil­choan games 13JP Stock judg­ing.

f30 kil­choan games 9JP Har­ris, Kitty, Miah and Ruby Bently en­joy their ice- creams.

f30 kil­choan games 8JP Karlie Pater­son wins the egg and spoon race.

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