Highlands & Islands

'Largest' one-day sheep sale held at Lairg

Lairg sheep sales Image copyright BBC Naidheachdan

What is regarded to be Europe's largest one-day sale of hill sheep has been held in Sutherland.

Lairg sheep sales Image copyright BBC Naidheachdan

Tens of thousands of animals, mostly lambs, were auctioned at Lairg.

Lairg sheep sales Image copyright BBC Naidheachdan

The sheep were transported to a livestock mart in the small Highlands village from all over the north of Scotland.

Lairg sheep sales Image copyright BBC Naidheachdan

Ahead of the sale, United Auctions' Donald Morrison said it "looked promising" for good prices for crofters and farmers selling sheep.

Lairg sheep sales Image copyright BBC Naidheachdan

Images by BBC Naidheachdan.

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