Arrive in style at Mid Argyll showground
An outstanding equestrian spectacle will wind its way between Kilmartin and the annual Mid Argyll Show in Lochgilphead.
Carriages from all over Scotland will make the eight-mile or so journey between Kilmartin along the main route to the show field- and spectators are invited to line the route to see what is a unique sight.
The idea for the event came from a conversation between the organisers of the Mid Argyll Agricultural Show and Ewan Mac- Innes , an enthusiastic
carriage driver now based on Deeside but formerly from Lochgilphead.
Ewan will be carrying passengers from Kilmartin to the Showground in Lochgilphead on the day of the show Saturday August 12.
He will be joined by fellow enthusiasts from other regions in Scotland with their carriages and teams of horses.
Tim Lister the Mid Argyll Show president said: ‘This should be a spectacular occasion and provide a glimpse back into public transport in Argyll from more than 100 years ago.
‘As one of our committee members joked – “you wait 100 years for a carriage and then three or four go past at the same time!”
‘There will be opportunities to see the carriages on route as the horses leave Kilmartin about 11 with a pitstop in Bridgend about midday, and through Lochgilphead arriving at the show about one o’clock.
The carriages and horses will stay on the show site offering visitors a chance to see the horses and carriages close up.
To help cover the considerable costs of transporting carriages and horses to Mid Argyll , tickets are being sold to make the journey as a passenger on the carriages and can be obtained via email coachrun@ mail. com or by telephoning Tim Lister on 01546605239.
More information is available on the Mid Argyll Show website and Facebook page.
Kilmartin to Lochgilphead carriage ride tickets are on sale.