Teviothead show organisers pleased to see new faces

IT was blustery and cool for Teviothead Show on Saturday but that did not deter exhibitors or show-goers.

Last year’s bad weather forced organisers to cancel the sheep section and, with the category going ahead this year, farmers turned out in force.

Event chairman Alan Smith said: “It was good to see some new faces showing this year and some folk who haven’t entered for a year or two coming back and supporting us this time. It was really encouraging to see so many young folk competing because they are the future of the show.”

The event was not without hiccups as the secretary’s tent blew down last week in the run-up to the show.

Mr Smith said: “Thankfully we managed to take some precautions to prevent the others following suit and the weather on Saturday was a bonus. We purchased a new tent this year and had some smart new signs made by Kevin Watson Engineering which were greatly admired.

“A huge thank you to everyone who helped setting up before the show, on the day and dismantling afterwards. It was a real team effort. Thanks also to those who gave sponsorship and prizes, and the Hawick Scout Pipe Band who are always very popular”

The prizes were presented by Pat Douglas and Vilma Anderson presented a new trophy in memory of her late husband Jim from Penchrise.

Trophy winners

Sheep: Best sheep in show, went to David Goodfellow, Hislop, with gimmer which was champion Cheviot;. best Cheviot sheep opposite sex to champion, David Goodfellow, tup; Cheviot ewe and own ewe lamb, Alistair Warden, Skelfhill.

Champion North Country Cheviot, Forrest Irving, Whitchesters; best Cheviot mule, William Fleming, Falnash, gimmer; best sheep any other breed Kirsty Dunlop, Commonside, Texel ewe lamb.

Best Blackface sheep, Alan McClymont, Kirkstead, shearling; opposite sex to champion Alan McClymont, gimmer; best Blackface group, Alan McClymont; best Blackface female group, Stuart McIntosh, Outer Huntly; Blackface ewe and own ewe lamb, John Anderson, Penchrise.

Best pen of prime lambs, Forrest Irving.

Most points in sheep section for under 25s, Fraser Mitchell, Skelfhill.

Cattle, judged on farm, results announced at the show: 1, Commonside; 2, Skelfhill; 3, Whitchesters.

Industrial section: Most points industrial, Shona Morrison; most points baking and best exhibit, Shona Morrison; most points in preserves Joyce Forster; best exhibit preserves, Jan Little; most points needlework and best exhibit, Shona Morrison; most points handicrafts/photography, Jan Little; best exhibit photography, Robert Little.

Sticks: Most points and best exhibit, Philip Roskill.

Vegetables: Most points and best exhibit, Billy Wilson.

Junior section: Best exhibit 4-7 years, Sarah Thomson; 8-12, Holly Grieve; 13-16, Vanessa Ballantyne; most points junior section, Holly Grieve; best photograph junior section, Katie Templeman.

Dogs: Terrier racing won by Aileen Cavers’ terrier; best Border terrier, Penny shown by Carol Tunstall; best dog in show, Otis a retriever shown by Angela McCanwell.

Young Farmers’ stockjudging: 1, Willie Nixon; 2, Lisa Fleming; 3, Alistair Warden.