Rain fails to dampen the day at Glenkiln

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arran-show-01_b31far10-small‘You can’t rain on our parade’ – that was the sentiment at Glenkiln Farm, Lamlash on Wednesday August 1 2012 as the 176th Arran Farmers’ Show went ahead despite terrible weather.

Chairman Kenny Bone told The Banner that the committee had debated postponing the show until the following day but it went ahead as scheduled.

Heavy rain throughout Tuesday night left the field completely sodden but the visitors to the show didn’t let that put them off as they arrived in their droves bedecked in waterproofs.

There was much delight when the Overhead Champion at this year’s show went to 15-year-old Wallace Currie and his Texel Ewe.

The youngster from Bridge Farm, Shiskine had three of his own sheep entered in to the show and said he was absolutely delighted with the win.

Reserve Champion was Stuart Reid of Clauchlands Farm, Lamlash with his Holstein heifer that topped the dairy section.

Third place was awarded to Caroline Warwick who was the overhead champion in the pony section.

For the full report and all the pictures, see the Arran Banner edition of August 4 2012 also on line at www.arranbanner.co.uk/digital

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