Slideshow - Annual Carloway Show lands a bullseye

The annual Carloway Agricultural Show hit the mark for young and old and stood proudly in the face of the occasional moodswing by old Mother Nature.

Despite being peppered with the occasional downpour the Carloway Show was a smash hit for all who attended.

Taking place at the old Carloway School on Wednesday, August 6th, the show was opened by Mr Gordon Maclennan, formerly of Dalmore, and now Chief Executive of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport.

In his opening address Mr Maclennan cited the commemoration of the start of the First World War and the tragic loss of life sustained in the Carloway area and throughout Lewis which brought about significant societal changes and led to mass emigration.

He mentioned the very successful year enjoyed by Carloway Football Club in 2013 and that they were involved in four Cup Finals in 2014, and he wished them every success.

Finally, he thanked the Committee who provide a high calibre show annually and expressed his feeling of community when amongst the people of the Carloway locality.

Stacked with sporting activities, strongman events, exhibits, fruit, vegetables and baking, bouncy castle, face painting, food and drink stalls, a barbeque, dog show, horse show, cattle and livestock events and piping competitions - there truly was something for everyone at the ever-popular show.

The quality of exhibits at the Show continued at a high level, whether in the livestock sections, flowers, fruit and vegetables or home industries.

The Dog Show was the busiest ever, with 46 dogs entering! Piping competitions are also an attraction, and there was a Highland Dancing display this year as well. The sports and heavy events always attract an audience, and indeed there were still quite a number of people around after 5pm to watch the last of these competitions.

Ranald Fraser was the man to watch in these as he won both the Sutherland Cup for Senior Sports Champion and The Cailean Neilly Cup for the highest aggregate points for tossing the caver at all the island sports.

The BBC Trophy award to the overall points winner was won by Stuart Oakley, senior piping was won by Finlay Macleod of Point, while Peter Mackay was the judges pick in the pipers choice medley.