Brand new trophy for Pennymuir Show

Terrier racing, enjoyed by many at Pennymuir
Terrier racing, enjoyed by many at Pennymuir

Pennymuir Show’s best sheep prize went to Steven Mackay, from Dudlees, Otterburn, who took the interbreed championship with a Blackface, writes Sally Gillespie.

Among the Cheviots, Tom Elliot of Hindhope, Jedburgh, won the breed championship and Charles and Mary Symons, Attonburn, Yetholm, took the North Country Cheviot Lairg type’s top ticket.

Exhibitors and show-goers chat at the Blackface pen

Exhibitors and show-goers chat at the Blackface pen

Show secretary Lillias Elliot said: “The show has been very successful and has taken a very good income.

“It went very well: we were very lucky with the weather after Friday’s downpours. There appeared to be a good crowd and the usual good atmosphere was there.”

A new trophy this year, presented by Ailsa Tweedie for the person gaining most points overall in the show, was won by J. T. Douglas.

Other trophy winners: Sheep: Cheviot: hirsel - Tom Elliot; pack - James Smith, Bonchester Bridge; group - Tom Elliot; pair ewe lambs - Tom Elliot; most points - Tom Elliot; Blackface: group - Robert Mackay, Westhills, Rothbury; most points between Blackface and Cheviot sections - Steven Mackay; Any other breed: champion - Stephen Little, Upper Chatto, Hownam, Kelso; Vegetables and Flower: most points vegetables - Craig Weir, Mainside, Hownam; best vegetable - Craig Weir; potatoes - Craig Weir; onions - Selby Wilson, Jedburgh; rose - Tim Elliot, Hindhope; floral art - Helen Cessford, Morebattle; Industrial: most points - Jane Bell, Roxburgh Mill, Roxburgh, Kelso; baking - Suzanne Gray, Morebattle; gingerbread - Janette Stenhouse, Linton Downs, Morebattle; eggs, jam and needlework - Jan Little, Teviothead; Photographs: most points - Sarah Little, Morebattle; best photo - Jan Little; Children’s section: most points - Chelsea Lamb, Whitslade; best exhibit - Sophie Smith, Bonchester Bridge: Shepherd’s Crooks: best exhibit - Ian McGillivray, Eastfield of Lempitlaw; Dogs: collie - Carol Luggate; Border Terrier - Susan Portsmith, reserve - Margaret Armstrong; any other terrier - Keith Park; whippet - Ian Middlesmiss; foxhound - Border Hunt

Cheviot judging at Pennymuir

Cheviot judging at Pennymuir

Pennymuir Show.

Pennymuir Show.