Moo(over) for Mr and Mrs in farmyard frolics

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Words and photographs Hannah O’Hanlon

Farmers turned into funny men and women as they took to the stage in a ‘Mr and Mrs’ competition.

Organised by Campbeltown Young Farmers, the laugh-a-minute fundraiser in the Argyll Hotel pitted five couples, some more willing than others, against each other in four hilarious rounds.

After leading at the start, then falling behind, Gavin and Ina Semple emerged as the winners, with Ina putting their win down to being ‘lucky with the questions’ in the first round.

They were up against Stuart and Pat McMillan, Willie and Kirsteen Ross, longest married couple Willie and Margaret McLean, and Thomas and Elaine Cameron, the most newlywed couple.

MC John Armour asked one half of each couple three questions while the other was out of the room, unable to see or hear the answers given, before they returned and tried to match as many answers as possible.

It seemed that the length of time married had no bearing on who fared better, with Thomas and Elaine in last place and Willie and Margaret just in front.

Gavin and Ina were joined in the top spot by Willie and Kirsteen Ross, with Pat and Stuart in the middle.

In the second round, the couples sat back-to-back and were asked five questions.

They had to answer, without looking at each other, using a blue paddle to represent the man and a pink paddle to represent the woman.

It seemed that every couple was going to get four matching answers, until Gavin and Ina got three, followed by Stuart and Pat who managed five.

With positions switching so much, it was all to play for going into the third and fourth rounds.

Things took a more physical turn, as one half of each couple raced against the clock to turn their partner into a mummy using two toilet rolls.

The slapstick humour continued as each lady tried to burst a balloon hanging from the back of her husband’s trousers using anything but her hands.

The ladies became quite creative, using heels, teeth and good old brute force to get the job done!

With the results of the last two rounds less clear than those prior, there was a tense wait until the results were announced and Gavin and Ina were crowned winners.

The comedy capers continued even after the competition ended, with toilet rolls being flung by some of the well-oiled audience members as the couples posed for a photograph at the end.

Toilet humour: As the couples lined up for a photo, joined by MC John Armour, right, and Campbeltown Young Farmers spokesperson Jamie McLean, second left, a loo roll was thrown. 50_c47mrandmrs01

One half of the winning couple, Gavin Semple thought long and hard about his answer. 50_c47mrandmrs02

Thomas Cameron, one of the most newlywed couples, is tickled by something. 50_c47mrandmrs05

Something makes Kirsteen Ross laugh. 50_c47mrandmrs07

Willie Ross considers his options while Kirsteen is out of the room. 50_c47mrandmrs08

Longest married couple, Willie and Margaret McLean, answer in unison. 50_c47mrandmrs09

Pat McMillan tries to answer 50/50 until she’s forced to make a decision. 50_c47mrandmrs10

Some took the mummy wrap game more seriously than others. 50_c47mrandmrs12