Thursday, 27 July 2017

Lochs Show

Saturday was the day for Lochs Show, a major event on the calendar for Granny's Scotland as Wilbur calls it.  The day dawned with bright sunshine perfect for the show.  The main attraction was Inch Perfect Trials Display which the boys loved.  They are going to be biking stunt brothers when they grow up.


 
The two bikers were very talented stunt riders and had the audience gripped with their display.
 

 
It was not for the faint hearted...
 
 
There was lots to see and do, a fun family day out that had something for everyone.  Gerard loved the classic cars and tractors, along with the chainsaw carving.
 


 
 
The highland dancing and Lewis Pipeband  were a joy.
 
 
I don't think I will ever tire of the beautiful sound of the pipes and drums. 
 
There were so many categories for the competitions it was a delight to walk around and admire the different classes.
 






 
Whilst I favoured the craft section and admired the skills of the many competitors, Gerard and the children favoured the agricultural sections.
 





 
A fantastic day out with memories of Granny's Scotland to keep them going until they visit again. 
 
At the moment we are preparing the car and packing our suitcases for a trip to see the family.  We leave tomorrow on a Ferry from Tarbert in Harris across to the Isle of Skye and then we will drive across the causeway to the mainland.  A route that we have never taken before so adds a little excitement to the journey.  I will catch up with you all on my return with news of my adventures.  In the meantime take care and look after yourselves.
 
See you soon.
 
 

35 comments:

  1. It does indeed look like there was something for everyone. I like shows like that.
    Have a safe journey.

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  2. Wonderful post, I love the sheep and cows!

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  3. The craft stall would definitely be my thing and it looks so good x

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  4. Have a lovely time. Your grands certainly did in Granny's Scotland! The crafts are so pretty with the Harris Tweeds. ♥

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  5. How lovely that the show coincided with the family visit, it looks like such a great day out. I'd like the craft section too but I'd also like all the animals.

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  6. Wonderful!!! very fun-filled event..

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  7. What a fantastic show, quite loud with all the pipes and bikes I should think. Enjoy your trip. ☺

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  8. Oh how fun! I can just imagine the children's excitement at all of the animals and the pipes and drums. I love the sound of bagpipes! The woodcarving and the textiles. Oh my! I wouldn't know where to look first.
    I would tell you to have fun on your trip, but since you're going to see your sweet family, I know that is unnecessary. Of course you will have a wonderful time. :-) Safe travels my friend.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  9. What a wonderful event! I hope you plan on submitting some of your crafts for next year. I could almost hear the pipe and drums from seeing them.. you're so lucky to have them to see often. Have fun on your adventure! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  10. Have a wonderful time away visiting family!!

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  11. oh I wish I was there! My sister and her husband are going to be with us in September for a fiber festival up north and I cannot wait. Looks like such fun for you!

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  12. Looks great. I bet the boys loved those bikes and the animals too:)

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  13. Looks like a fun exciting day. Wish you well on your upcoming trip.
    xx Beca

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  14. Have a safe journey and a wonderful time on the mainland-x-

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  15. Looks like a lovely day with family!! The boys must've been in their glory with those motorbikes!! Have a wonderful and safe trip. Looking forward to more photos!! xo

    ~ Wendy
    http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  16. My little guys would have loved those stunt cyclists, too. I'd just be afraid they might try it at home! I'm with you on the pipes and drums and men marching in kilts. Love it. What a fun event to happen while your family's visiting.

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  17. The country shows are a great day out for everyone aren't they. I love the crafts and enjoy going around the animals. Have a lovely trip away :-)

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  18. Looks like a fun time with the family. Wonderful to be in a place with so much going on. Have a great trip.

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  19. Having just come back from my Scottish vacation, I really enjoyed this.
    Amalia
    xo

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  20. What a fabulous day out! Enjoy your trip!

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  21. What a great day out! I hope that you can enter some of your wonderful makes next year!

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  22. quante belle immagini, grazie sempbra di esserci stata ;)

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  23. That looks like a wonderful day out and the sun was shining too. I loved that purple chair in one of your photos. Have a lovely break. xx

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  24. I'm visiting a little late here, but I hope you are having/had a wonderful trip. Love the bagpipes, too, and fun to see all the crafts and animals and livestock. Looks like it was a fun day. xo Deborah

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  26. A great time had by all it looks. I can't believe how much travelling you have done since you moved to the Isle. I only live in Wales and cannot bare to leave the place at any time though necessities requires it some times.

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  27. Looks so fun - love all the beautiful woolens and the pipes and drums! The weather looks perfect, too. Enjoy your trip away. x K

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  28. What a fun filled day this looks to have been! Have a safe journey!

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  29. Looks like such a nice and cozy time! Or as we say in Danish - hyggeligt <3

    xx, Madison

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  30. Looks like a fun event for everyone and great family time too. Enjoy the travels and looking forward to future posts on your adventures.

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  31. Looks like a fun outing for your family at a fair! I like what you like too. Always enjoy the animals as well, not baa-aaa-aaad! Thanks for sharing your day out and hope your trip went well and all are safe! Looking forward to you next post! God bless!

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  32. Well that does look like a grand day out! Lots of tweedy loveliness and a pipeband - I love a pipeband, too, I find it quite heart-stirring. I hope you have travelled safely and are having a good time "en famille". x

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  33. What a lovely post! I feel like I was there with you. It is so fun to see everything. Looks like a great visit and a fun family time.

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  34. I love the chainsaw carving. I think it's so much fun to watch.
    Lots of nice things to be had and if I was there, I would be coming home with a few things like one of the pillows and sweater.
    betsy

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