Lewis and Harris Auction Mart once again broke records yesterday (Wednesday 12th September) with the top price ever paid for sheep.

A pen of five gimmers from Murdo Campbell, 11a Portnaguran, sold for £125 each and Donald Macleod, 5 Shulishader, made the same high price per head for three gimmers.

Mart director Kenny Macleod said: “The previous record was around £100 per head, so this was quite exceptional. Overall prices were not bad, a wee bit down on the same sale last year and a couple of pounds per head on average down on the August sale.”

The Steinish mart was once again full to capacity for the sale, with crofters delivering livestock from 6am yesterday for a sale starting at 9am. The sale was, as always, conducted by Dingwall and Highland Marts.

The next sale, of breeding rams, is on Monday October 1st and is followed the next day by the October cattle sale. Booking for all sales is now open online.

Pictured: stock photo from summer shows