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September issue 2018

Bunessan Show 2018

The annual Bunessan Show on Friday 3rd August was again a very successful day. Wet weather had plagued those putting up the tents during the week, but on the day the rain held off and a large number of visitors were able to enjoy the various attractions and admire the exhibits.
Robert Lafferty again delighted the crowd with his skills on the cycle and motorbike – this time he performed his heartstopping 360 trick backwards! The ever popular ‘Chainsaw Pete’ created a wonderful bear and the head of a Highland Cow, both of which were auctioned off at the end of the show, helping to raise funds for next year’s event.
The Mull & Iona Pipe Band entertained the crowd several times during the day. Their numbers were augmented by guest pipers Iain Donaldson and the MacLellan girls, all of whom have Bunessan connections, and by two young learners, Archie Johnston of Bunessan and Anna Poynter of Iona. Amy Gibson and Totie Chauvet were playing for the first time at Bunessan Show, making a grand total of 21 in the band ... more in the full issue

Photo: Jamie Maclean of Knock Farm with the Champion of Champions, a homebred 4-shear ewe

30 Years Running!

Our 30th Year of the Mull Half Marathon on August 4th was a very special day! Friends, family and FUN was the theme and no-one was disappointed!
The day started with the new format of running the Junior Road Races in the morning which saw over 40 children from 3yrs to 15yrs racing. A fantastic effort from all, inspired by the great tunes from local piper Logie Johnston. As the children crossed the line they were presented with their commemorative medal and goodie bag, compliments of Salen Spar and made even more special this year with Tobermory Rocks, thanks to Naomi Marsh! All Junior results and photos are on our Mull Runners website! Well worth a look to see our up and coming young talent!... more in the full issue

Salen Show

Luck was on the side of this year’s Salen Show weather-wise, and some heavy showers cleared away towards afternoon, leaving everyone to enjoy the many attractions on offer, including the bouncy castle and chainsaw carpentry. This year’s main attraction was the bungee trampoline – one showgoer was heard to express a wish that adults could join in, it looked such fun! There were also a myriad stalls from local businesses and societies. The Beekeepers Association caught our attention with its demonstration of traditional skep-making using barley straw (a skep being an older version of the beehive, nowadays sometimes used to catch swarms).
The crowd was entertained at various times throughout the day by the Tobermory High School Pipe Band, with 16 youngsters playing under the tutelage of Calum Maclean ... more in the full issue

Photo: Highland Bull 'Laorin of Glengorm' - Supreme Champion at Salen Show