Entries buoyant for 201st Border Union

Border Union Agricultural Society secretary Ron Wilson
Border Union Agricultural Society secretary Ron Wilson
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Organisers aim to build on last year’s successful celebration of 200 years of the Border Union Show.

South east Scotland’s premier two-day agricultural and countryside event takes place on July 25 and 26.

Border Union Agricultural Society secretary Ron Wilson said: “It really is a great two days out for everybody with lots of animals, delicious food, amusements, great shopping, countryside activities and an exciting main ring programme on Saturday afternoon, featuring the local stunt team, Les Ami d’Ono, who performed in the special History of the Horse in 2013.

“There will also be a cereals demonstration on the full growing season, with live action in the main ring from Berwick Bandits speedway riders, who will give a live demonstration of their skills.

“The Sheep Show is back again for its annual visit and around the showground there is the Crazy Bears Children’s Show, Bungy and the climbing wall.

“A special Wool and Water Marquee will feature the Tweed catchment area and there will be shearing of sheep adjacent to that.

“Show entries for livestock are a near record total of 2,111 (up from 2,042 last year) with more than a thousand more (generally) in the industrial section, poultry, rabbits and guinea pigs.

“All the trade stands areas are full, as is the Food Fair, and with a well-balanced main ring programme, there is something for everyone.”

More details of the show, the list of judges and the days’ programmes in next week’s farming review.