Friday, 14 August 2015

The Salen Show 2015

It doesn't feel right to miss the Salen Show, it is one of the main events of the farming year - so I try not to! It is a great occasion when the farming community and the wider island community comes together to celebrate where we are and enjoy a day out.

There were lots of sheep to judge.

Bob Stewart was there with his innovative Spinlight, designed and manufactured (3D printer) on Mull.   Look at his website for details of this amazing walking stick light, perfect for walking in the dark, on uneven Treshnish tracks (hint, hint Farmer).

There was lots of local produce - and I was giving out Mull and Iona Food Trail leaflets, some of the time.

The Hill Race had an entrant all the way from Texas, pictured below talking to Angus MacKay, the compere. 

Poultry is also shown, in my favourite tin shed, and this pretty hen was having a nap.

The cockerel crowed throughout the day. 

This year there were goats to be judged.

A good turnout of fine Highland cattle.

Some very young 'young handlers'.

The pipe band played and also the Scottish Ensemble.

This 3 year old Highland heifer belonging to Angus MacColl, Mingary won the best in show.  Caroline MacPhail and her beautiful Highland pony were a close second. 

The show ground was beginning to empty when I left, but an hour later the informal party had begun, and as I drove past it looked lovely and relaxed. The evening sun was shining.  

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