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Colour and characters are all part of the fun at this year’s Islay Show

Mairi Porter, centre, painted her two sheep purple ‘for the craic’, with Bowmore Primary pupils, left, Amy Stewart, nine, and Josie Rountree, eight.
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PURPLE sheep, a Stone Age man and a miracle spaniel joined the first-class livestock exhibited at the 171st Islay, Jura and Colonsay Agricultural Show last Thursday.

Bridgend thronged with prize beasts, exhibitors (numbering 83 this year) and crowds flocking in their hundreds. The public address system reassured anyone stumbling out of the beer tent not to worry if they saw two purple sheep, for ‘Little Bo Peep’ – Mairi Porter of Bluebell Cottage, Port Askaig – had indeed painted two of her ewes lilac ‘just for the craic’.

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