Entries are strong for the Holm Show at Newcastleton next Saturday (August 31) following the cancellation of last year’s event.
Over 130 exhibitors are expected for the event at Harrison and Hetherington’s Newcastleton auction mart.
Secretary of organisers Liddesdale Agricultural Society, Sandra Hope said: “We’re hoping for a well-attended show with a happy, relaxed family atmosphere and a dry, sunny day. We will have good support from the villagers, as ever, and we are hoping, as it is the Elliot Clan gathering in the village this year, we will have the pleasure of entertaining them.”
There are 50 trophies on offer to competitors in the sheep, pony, walking sticks, poultry, dog, industrial, photography and other classes.
There will also be Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling, a tug of war, fun fair, pet show, vintage machinery, terrier races, dog agility displays, music from Langholm Pipe Band, craft demonstrations and children’s sports.
The man tasked with the judging the overall sheep champion is Bluefaced Leicester and Swaledale breeder Harry Gass of Nunscleugh, Bewcastle, Carlisle. Gates open at 8.30am.
Meanwhile, Jacobs set a new record at the breed society’s Scottish sale at John Swan, St Boswells earlier this month when Helen Baillie from Carluke bought the champion ram lamb, Hope Top Notch, from Welsh breeders Wyn and Siwan Harries for 2,000 gns. Also at the show and sale, the under-15 young handlers class was won by nine-year-old Mollie Crozier from Denholm (pictured) showing a ewe lamb.