Selkirkshire makes its mark at Peebles Show

PEEBLES,  UNITED KINGDOM - 13 Aug 2011: 'Peebles Agricultural Society'99th Grand Open Show''''(Photo by Rob Gray / Freelance)
PEEBLES, UNITED KINGDOM - 13 Aug 2011: 'Peebles Agricultural Society'99th Grand Open Show''''(Photo by Rob Gray / Freelance)
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LOCAL exhibitors were among the winners at a successful Peeblesshire Agricultural Society annual show at Hay Lodge Park, Peebles, on Saturday.

Gordon Gray of Sunnycroft, Lindean, dominated the rosettes in the well-subscribed Texel sheep classes with his gimmer winning the breed championship and a tup lamb picking up the reserve prize.

The gimmer went on to be named the show’s prestigious Interbreed Reserve Sheep Champion.

Mr Gray’s Texel tup was also adjudged the best in class, while Norman Douglas of Catslackburn, Yarrow, weighed in with the best ewe.

There was further success for Selkirkshire among the South Country Cheviots with J. F. Irving & Son of Mountbenger, Yarrow, showing the best shearling lamb and the best pair of tup lambs. C. Hume of Sundhope, Yarrow, produced the best three ewe lambs.

In the cattle, John Green of The Craggs, Lilliesleaf, displayed the best Charolais bull, while Selkirk’s Claire Armet, now of Borthwick Hall, Heriot, picked up first prize for presenting the best female donkey.