Mum of Bonnie Babies winner 2018 says ‘go for it!’

BONNY BABY KAI LAVERTY 19/3/19 Picture Iain Ferguson,

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When he was named winner of last year’s Oban Times Bonnie Babies competition, Kai Duncan Laverty of Caol, Fort William, proved a star performer in front of the camera for our photographer.

A year later and getting set to celebrate his second birthday next week, it seems his love of the limelight is as infectious as ever.

With just a few days remaining until the deadline for entries for this year’s Bonnie Babies competition, our photographer Iain Ferguson popped along to the Caol home Kai and his siblings share with dad and mum, Kenny and Linda Laverty, to see how the toddler was getting on after his brush with fame last year.

Linda told us this week: ‘We all really enjoyed the competition last year – it was great fun.

‘Kai certainly enjoyed all the attention, with people even pointing to him and saying ‘there’s the Bonnie Baby winner!’

Linda and Kenny received a cheque for £500, some of which went on a trampoline and slide for Kai, his brothers, Connor, Kyle, Aaron, and sister Shannon to enjoy in the family garden in Fern Court.

And Linda added: ‘I’d certainly urge parents to enter their babies. It was a great experience that the whole family enjoyed.’

Kai won the competition after scooping more than 800 votes, with more than 150 gorgeous babies entered from across the Lochaber Times and Oban Times circulation areas.

The deadline for this year’s competition is noon on Monday, March 25. (Full competition details on our website at



Bonnie Babies competition winner for 2018, Kai Laverty, turns on the charm for our photographer this week. Picture: Iain Ferguson,