'Largest' one-day sheep sale held at Lairg

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

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

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

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

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