Lorn Agricultural Show has been given a welcome boost as United Auctions (UA) has signed up to be the new main sponsor of the show for the next three years.
The one-day event, which takes place this year on Saturday August 6, 2016 is recognised for its quality livestock, cattle and sheep shows, with particularly strong numbers of Highland cattle and Blackface sheep.
Scotland’s leading livestock auctioneers commented significant support to the annual event, held at Tralee Beach in Benderloch.
David Leggat, executive chairman of United Auctions said: “We are pleased to team up with the Lorn Agricultural Society and strengthen the position of this important rural show.
"The role of agricultural shows and the voluntary network who run them are a vital part of the fabric of local communities."
It is understood that the funding will be invested in equipment for the show with the details to be confirmed at the next meeting of the committee.
Ewen MacGillivray, president of the Lorn Agricultural Society, which runs the show, said: "We are delighted to be given this long-term support from United Auctions.
"It has not been easy in this financial climate so it is great to have this boost, which will give us security in the coming years.”
Donald Morrison, area managing director for Argyll and the Islands commented: "Having attended the event for 40 years, it’s great news that UA is backing the show.
"It is an excellent shop window to see top quality stock on offer, which is why it attracts competitors and visitors from all over Argyll and the islands.”