Heat is on for Lorn Show

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Sunny intervals are forecast for this year’s  Lorn Agricultural Show on Saturday.

Organisers are hoping the warm weather, likely to reach 22 degrees, will draw crowds to the show on Keil Common Grazings at Tralee beach.

As if the stunning location next to the sea, by kind permission of the MacColl family, is not enough to attract hordes of visitors, there is plenty to keep whole families entertained throughout the day.

Gates open at 9am and with a free car park there are no worries about where to leave the wheels.

Livestock judging starts at 10am to include cattle, sheep and poultry classes.

Entries for the Oban Poultry Show need to be in by 10.30am on the day.

The dog show begins at noon and Mark Wylie will be in the main arena with his Drakes of Hazard.

Oban and District Classic Car Club will be putting on a display and there will be competitions for vintage tractors and tossing the sheaf.

Oban High School Pipe Band, along with children’s amusements, a terrier race, Highland dancers and a home industries and horticultural tent to browse around will also be popular.

Last year there was tough competition in the animal judging, but in the end the champion of champions was a cross-bred calf from Douglas MacDonald’s Tyree Farm in Benderloch. The young calf was handled by Douglas’s son, Dougie, who left the show with eight trophies.

Deciding the 2018 winner was a close thing, the Tyree calf only pipped Messrs MacArthur’s blackface sheep by a single point.

Tickets for this year’s show are £6 for adults, children £3 and a family pass is £14.