Fingers crossed for fine day at Philiphaugh

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ENTRIES are strong for this year’s Yarrow and Ettrick Show at Philiphaugh on Saturday.

Organisers are especially crossing their fingers for good weather for there will be an outside beer garden at the show for the first time.

Secretary Anne Turnbull said: “All is looking good. Let’s hope that the weather will be as kind to us as it has been over the past two years.

“We’ve got excellent entries in the sheep classes, particularly the ‘blackies’, I think perhaps up on previous years.”

More than 400 entries are forward in the horse classes – and this year marks the return of the ever-entertaining terrier racing

“Everyone out there with a good terrier please bring them along,” said Mrs Turnbull.

Popular regulars including the pet and dog shows and children’s entertainment – a magician and balloon sculptor are back again.

Music will come from the Selkirk Flute Band and a pipe or silver band. And there will be the usual catering marquee and beer tent.

Mrs Turnbull said: “All in all it should be a great day and we wish Allan Grieve, our president this year, all the very best and hope he has an enjoyable day.”