Strong display of sheep at 96th event

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The 96th annual Yarrow and Ettrick Show took place at Philiphaugh, near Selkirk, on Saturday, blessed by great weather and a high standard of livestock.

And while entries were down a little, there was a high standard of stock on display.

Overall sheep champion at the show was won by Alan McClymont, of Kirkstead.

Alistair Black, president of Yarrow and Ettrick Pastoral Society, which organises the show, said: “The day went really rather well, even though the ground was a little soggy underfoot after the heavy rain on Thursday and Friday.

“The sun on Saturday brought a good number to Philiphaugh, and although the number of entries was a little down on last year, the standard of stock was very high.

“It was a very strong show of sheep in all classes, and the horses were good as well.

“I’d like to thank all the committee for their hard work before and during the show, and all the competitors and members of the public for making it a memorable show.”