The first Carloway Agricultural Society Show since 1928 was held on Wednesday 4h August and was an outstanding success.  Admission at the gate was 2/- for adults and 1/- for children. Entries and standards were high, especially in the vegetables section, and there was also a fine display of flowers.  In the crafts section, the coming of electricity was evidenced by the numerous table lamps on show. George Macleod, Dalmore (Seòras Dhòmhnaill Chaluim) entered one or two peat creels and a spinning wheel - the first of many beautifully made examples in years to come. Second prize for a peat creel was won by Kenneth Macleod (Biodaidh) Mill Park, Shawbost who was over 80 years of age.

Main Prizewinners


Special Prize for Best Groomed Horse:  Donald Smith (Dòmhnall Alastair Anna), 40 Callanish
Presented by Mr R NcNinch, Manor Farm, Stornoway

Special Prize for Best Ram, any age or breed, Lewis & Harris: D Macdonald, Sandwick
Presented by  North and New Shawbost

Special Prize for 2 Ewe Lambs:  Donald Smith (Dòmhnall Alastair Anna), 40 Callanish
Presented by Mssrs Davidson & Kay Ltd, Aberdeen

Special Prize for Best Shearling Ram: Donald A Macleod, (Am Beep), 41 North Shawbost
Presented by Wellcome & Co

Special Prize for Best Tup Lamb: Admiral Drummond, Garynahine
Pair of shears, presented by C Munro, Veterinary Surgeon

DOAS Special Prizes

Best Mare or Filly not exceeding 14.2 hands: Angus Morrison (Aonghas Ruadh), 5 Dalbeg

Best Cow or 2-year-old Heifer, beef type: George Macrae (Seòras Barney), 1b Tolsta Chaolais

Best BF Ewe with lamb at foot: Admiral Drummond, Garynahine

Home Baking

Special Prize for Highest Points in the Home Baking Section:
Mrs C Macleod (Ciorstaidh Ann Rob), Quay House, Breasclete
Presented by J&E Macleod, Bakers, Stornoway

Sheep Dog Trials

The competition was only held once, in 1954, and was confined to the Show area.  It was held in the
evening at Airigh a'Chreagain, at the far end of James Street, and the rules stated that competitors had 
to supply their own sheep.  The judge was Mrs L McCormack of Newtonmore.  

Ten dogs competed and the winners were:
1. 60/-  Norman Macarthur (Tiger), Burnbank, Carloway with Sweep
2. 40/-  J Macleod (Iain a' Bhucaich), Kinoull, Carloway with Moss
3. 20/-  Malcolm Macleod (Calum Aonghais Alastair), 29 Knock with Tiny.
Best Outrun 20/- went to Norman Macarthur, Burnbank.