A sheepdog and duck showman required emergency medical treatment yesterday afternoon after he fell ill suddenly at an Elgin car show.
Mark Wylie, who runs the “Drakes of Hazard”, had been performing at the Rotary Club’s Motorfun event in the afternoon when he started to feel off and needed first aid.
Mr Wylie’s show, which features highly trained dogs guiding Indian runner ducks around an obstacle course, takes him all around the country to festivals, highland games, and other events.
Last night Mr Wylie said he had a “bit of a shock”, but he was feeling fine after his ordeal.
The duck display was one of many of the family friendly attractions enjoyed by around 12,000 visitors at the busiest Motorfun yet.
Hundreds of car owners brought their pride and joys out of their garages and into the sunshine at the event, which was held at Cooper Park.
Brenda Munro, one of the organisers of Motorfun, said: “This is our biggest turnout ever, the weather has been fantastic, we just can’t believe it’s been so hot and sunny.
“We had more than 360 cars on show, we were certainly not disappointed by the turnout and the quality of all of the cars we’ve had today.
“We think there’s probably been at least 12,000 people come along – which is so much more than we’ve ever attracted before. It’s been absolutely massive.
“I was really impressed by the variety of all of the car owners, so many different people of all ages and walks of life who love their cars were here today, there was an incredible range of cars.
“Even later on in the afternoon when numbers would usually dwindle away, we kept busy and there were families everywhere enjoying everything on offer – and a lot of ice cream.”
Although the vehicles were the main attraction, the organisers of this year’s Motorfun made sure there was something for everyone to enjoy.
Ms Munro added: “The cars are always a big draw but this year we’ve tried to put on a really varied entertainment programme for the whole family.
“We’ve had two music stages, gymnastics, pipe bands, a brass band – we’ve managed to cover something for all generations.”