Kilchoan show and sports a success despite weather
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.