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Port Ellen crofter reigns supreme at Islay Show


‘WILL somebody with a tractor please report to the secretary’s portacabin: we have a stuck ice-cream van.’

Neil MacDonald of Bunnahabhain won overall beef champion and reserve champion of champions, with Jack MacDonald, 13.
Neil MacDonald and his reserve champion of champions.
The Clan cycle stunt team entertained the crowds at Islay Show.

So began the 170th annual Islay, Jura and Colonsay Agricultural Show, on a rainy Thursday last week, on clatchy fields by Islay House, Bridgend. ‘There are umbrellas for sale,’ the tannoy continued, ‘or, as we call them on Islay: modes of transport.’

Tony Rozga and his champion Texel.
Catherine MacTaggart of Uiskentuie, Bridgend, won best vintage vehicle other than a tractor, with her 1969 Morris Minor 1,000.
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