The Point Agricultural show marks the cycle of another year for us. Finally getting the keys to our croft house last June, it was the first island event we attended as residents. So although not our local show, it does hold a special place. This year, we were much more interested in the sheep competitions, and seemed to spend a lot of time there. But of course there were many other attractions too.
The flower show
The vegetable growing.
The Highland Dancing competition. (The lady sitting near the stage watching very carefully is the judge)
and the Home Industries events
The children were catered for - bouncy castle, balloons, face painting. The Police and Fire brigade were in attendance, letting the wee ones sit in their cars and engines and let off the sirens - sounded very popular!
Then the prizes were brought out
and lined up in front of the Crofter's lorry - the ubiquitous 'stage' for many of these events.
No shiny silver cup, but two very red rosettes in the photography section! And - ermm - shifts around nervously from one foot to another - uhmm - modestly casts eyes downwards - here are the prizewinning photos:
Well - the little bark boat had to go in - and it won the Open section. This seaweed picture scooped the Abstract category. Nice little result all in all. A good day.