Spring lambs were the star attraction recently when Shantron Farm near Luss opened its gates to let the public sample the joys of country life.

Families travelled from near and far for a ‘Lambing Live’ event on April 29 which let visitors pet the season’s woolly arrivals, feed the sheep, and enjoy a range of fun activities.

There were duck races, barbecues, tea and cakes available to buy, and – for the adventurous – rides around the farm on the ‘quad trailer’ named Rambo.

Helensburgh a capella singers Tartan Harmony entertained throughout.

And the highlight for many was seeing a lamb being born at 4pm, with a few others following later in the day.

This was the seventh ‘Lambing Live’ day at the farm, run by Anne and Bobby Lennox, which raises money for youth training at Helensburgh Sailing Club.

The couple’s daughter, Kay Wilson, said: “Once again, We had a great day. The weather was good and everybody enjoyed themselves.

“People came from as far as Blanefield and on Sunday some people came from Motherwell.

“They obviously were a day late but we gave them a tour of the farm nonetheless.”

Kay said the snowstorm caused by ‘The Beast From The East’ in early March caused problems at the 5,000 acre farm, which rises to a height of 2,200 feet above Loch Lomond and has 1,700 sheep.

She said: “We had quite a few sheep dying in the bad weather and we couldn’t get some off the hill because the snow was so deep.

“It affected the lambing because the sheep had suffered and we had to give them special nutrients. As a result, there has been more hand-rearing of the lambs than usual.

“The children especially enjoyed seeing the lambs, and to see one being born was also extra special.

“We also have a three week old calf – he’s a wee cutie – who we wanted to name. So with the public’s help we came up with ‘Ferdinand the Bull’.

“Around 200 people attended throughout the day and we are very pleased to have raised just under £1,000 for the sailing club’s youth training.”