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The annual Skye Agricultural Show today (Saturday 13 August) featured livestock, tractors and exciting competitions.  

The King George V Field in Portree was buzzing with activity.  This year's Skye Agricultural Show was sponsored by NFU Mutual and featured a host of animals and activities.  

A splendid selection of beautifully cared for rams, lambs, tups and ewes braved the soggy conditions.  

Getting up close with the cows and calves was a highlight of the day for many.

A curious sheep wanted in on the action!  

Sandy's Sticks, based in Balmacara, produces beautifully crafted materials out of antlers and horns.  

The Marie Curie stall aimed to raise money to assist the terminally ill and their carers with the help of delicious home baking and a "Guess How Many Daffodils In The Vase" Competition. 

The exciting competition to see who was the Strongest Person began at 1.30pm.  The competition took place in four stages, with entrants first being required to flip large tyres across a section of the field.  

The second stage required female partners to sit in a quad bike and be pushed.

After, the ladies had to be carried in a race round the tyres.  

This stage of the event was not without its dangers, as one couple took a tumble on the slippery grass.  

Even after these three stages, the competition was so close that a race took place from one end of the field to where the Clan ramp stood and back.  

The Isle of Skye Pipe Band attracted an appreciative crowd in the Square, before marching up the road and into the field.

In the bar marquee, the cheering sound of live accordion music could be enjoyed.

A Harbro lorry was turned into a stage - the setting for a spectacular display of talented Highland dancers.

Dogs and their owners patiently awaited the dog show at 2:30pm.  

For all who attended, the Agricultural Show provided a lavish display of local life, music and livestock.  

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