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Happy Valley lives up to its name as sun shines on 120th Lochaber Show

FERRETS and falcons mingled with terriers and tug-o-war, coupled with a display of the finest local livestock and horses, and drew the crowds to Inverlochy Castle Farm at Happy Valley, just outside Fort William, for Saturday’s staging of the 120th Lochaber Agricultural Show.

The sun made a welcome appearance after a week of wet weather, although the still sodden state of the ground soon saw a host of cars and vans having to be towed out of the car park field as it became more and more churned up as the afternoon wore on – one local four-wheeldrive owner who pitched in to help personally notching up a tally of more than 30 stuck vehicles towed free.

None of that took smiles off the faces of the hundreds who streamed through the gates, however, and none more so than from those entrants who emerged as the show’s champions.

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