For the second year in succession, a Blackface female from Sandy and Tommy Paterson's small Auchloy flock from Crieff, secured the supreme championship at Dalmally Show.
The event, which is one of the biggest Blackie shows in the country, saw the father and son team's gimmer back to reclaim the top award having led last year's bumper line-up last year as a ewe lamb. 
Bred from a home-bred ewe by a £5000 Dalchirla, she is by a £38,000 Auchloy.
A new section for any other native breed of sheep saw a strong entry of North Country Cheviots all the way from Mull, pick up the champion and reserve honours. Supreme and overall any other breed champion was Iain MacKay's champion winner from Torloisk, a four-shear Cheviot ram that was bought at Lairg in 2015, from Ted Fox. St Johns Kirk Red Mist, was following on from big wins at Lochaber and Appin.
For the supreme any other sheep breed, the Northie stood in front of the continental sheep champion, a previously unshown three-quarter Beltex ewe lamb from young Jack Simpson, Berrydyke, Braco.
There were more celebrations in the cattle section when for the second consecutive year, a home-bred commercial calf from 14-year-old Donald MacDonald, Tyree, Benderloch, scooped the overall cattle title. His star performer was an end of May-born Limousin cross bullock that had already made his presence felt at Appin and Mid Argyll.
Reserve overall cattle was the Highland leader, from Michael Poland's Benderloch base at West Ferlochan, managed by Willie MacLean. His champion, Eion Mhor 17 of Mottistone, a two-year-old bull shown by daughters Amanda and Lynne MacLean, was male champion and reserve overall at the National Show at Perth and champion at Appin.

For full report and pictures see this week's Scottish Farmer