Saturday, 24 July 2010

A Great Day at the Show

A beautiful Kilchoan day for West Ardnamurchan's annual show and sports, and a terrific turnout to support it. The competitions were great fun, the new arrangement of the marquees was a success, and the committee's decision to replace the Dance with a 4pm barbeque was fully vindicated: the last revellers left just before 11pm.

Mind you, the youngest generation did have to sort out the announcers who were obviously not quite up to the job....

.... while, of course, most of the serious organising was done here.

The baking competitions attracted more entries than ever, with some very high standards in the exhibits, judged by Jennifer Fairbairn....

.... and the horticultural offerings showed the super quality of the vegetables that can be grown in the area.

The stock judging took place during the morning, the general feeling being that the standard of the animals on show, and their presentation, was higher than ever.

The overall champion was this gimmer, a yearling ewe belonging to Angus John Cameron of Portuairk.

A huge number of people were involved in making the day such a success. Congratulations to the organisers, who had the courage to make changes which, in the event, greatly enhanced everyone's enjoyment.

Many thanks to Tom Bryson for some of the photos.

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