Island youngsters, Cameron & Jamie MacInnes have hand-picked their best lambs for the market but they have a more charitable motivation than profit.
The boys have selected two home-bred suffolk cross lambs from the family flock at Culbhuirg Farm, Iona to be specially auctioned at Caledonian Marts in Stirling on Monday 13th August, proceeds of which will be split between My Name’5 Doddie Foundation and Iona Village Hall. Each of the charities have been carefully chosen - Doddie Weir is a great role model within the farming and sporting community, and the new Iona Village Hall will be transformative for their remote island community. Whilst they have no idea how much the lambs will make, they know that in small communities every bit counts. Farmers, especially, know how much time & hard work goes into getting good lambs to trade and, particularly in what has been a difficult year for farming, will understand the value of this support - far beyond pounds raised – to both communities.
The lambs will by auctioned by Caledonian Marts Auctioneer Alistair Logan who recently celebrated 30 years with Caley Marts.
Even when fat lambs are thin on the ground, these youngsters are an example of the generosity and civic engagement that is the mark of a strong community; be it island, farming or sporting.