Sun shines for Yarrow and Ettrick

Ettrick and Yarrow show near Selkirk.
Ettrick and Yarrow show near Selkirk.
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Yarrow and Ettrick Show enjoyed the short spell of good weather over the weekend, with show secretary Anne Turnbull hailing the Saturday event a success.

She told us: “We were blessed with wonderful weather, a record attendance and large entries in all sections of the show.”

Ettrick and Yarrow show near Selkirk.

Ettrick and Yarrow show near Selkirk.

Yarrow farmers Billy Renwick and sons Steven and Andrew of Blackhouse won the best sheep in show with a Blackface champion after scooping both the male and female breed championships. Fellow Yarrow Valley producers and Jim Hume MSP’s sons Duncan and Callum took the South Country Cheviot championship while Alan Cowens, Philiphaugh, won top honours in the North Country Cheviot and Park Sheep.

Mrs Turnbull said: “From 8am on Saturday morning Yarrow Show went with a swing. The afternoon brought wonderful music from both the Melrose Pipe Band and the Selkirk Silver Band: they created an amazing atmosphere and we are most grateful to them.

“Lots of children enjoyed winning their rosettes and sweeties in the races, and we had a big turnout for the dog and pet show. The Buccleuch and Jedforest Foxhounds gave a superb display and Donald Jack from Sherriffs of Stow gave everyone a skilled presentation on the vintage tractors and farm machinery.”

Mrs Alison Brown, wife of show president Derek Brown, presented the prizes and five-year-old Hayley Young, grand-daughter of Neil and Irene McFadzen of Scabcleuch, presented Mrs Brown with a basket of flowers.

Ettrick and Yarrow show near Selkirk. Black faced sheep judging.

Ettrick and Yarrow show near Selkirk. Black faced sheep judging.

Mrs Turnbull said: “Many thanks to everyone who came and made the 93rd annual Yarrow Show such a great success.”

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