Monsters rule at Luing show

Eight year-old George and 10 year-old Joseph Williams, with 'Rob' the monster courgette.

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The creators of Rob the courgette Loch Ness Monster, eight-year-old George and 10-year-old Joseph Williams, celebrate winning first prize at Luing Horticultural Show in a class titled ‘A Monster of Vegetables’.

The boys named the vegetable Nessie ‘Rob’ because he needs to be fed, otherwise he’ll rob you. The brothers also entered Colossal Colin, a colossal squid made with an aubergine head and tentacles.

But these were not the only gigantic monsters on show in Cullipool Village Hall on Saturday July 30. Judges were amazed by the spectacle of a four-and-a half-pound cucumber – the biggest they had ever seen – grown by a Toberonochy islander.

There was the usual great display of baking and preserves as well as a wonderful selection of Luing vegetables and some fruit. The judges thought the standard was extremely high and were impressed.

The first prizes were Luing slate medals, collected from Cullipool Beach, bored, ribboned and lettered by Luing residents.