Yarrow and Ettrick entries strong

ORGANISERS are keeping their fingers crossed for good weather in the run-up to Yarrow and Ettrick Show at Selkirk next Saturday (September 8).

Secretary Anne Turnbull said: “We’re determined we’re are going to go ahead if we possibly can.”

Entries are “exceptionally good” this year, said entries secretary Christine Gray.

There are classes for Blackface, South and North Country Cheviots, park and prime lambs and Greyface sheep.

The horse section features mountain and moorland, working hunter, in-hand and ridden hunters, retrained racehorses and coloured horses classes, plus gymkhana and show jumping.

Melrose pipe and Selkirk silver bands will provide entertainment.

Other sections include the industrial and baking classes, field and garden produce, floral art, juvenile, photography and walking sticks.

Next weekend will be the 92nd staging of the small traditional show.

Entries for the gymkhana, handy pony and clear round jumping can be made on the day. Gates open to the public at 8.30am.