Fine weather for Yarrow show? I’ll drink to that

Yarrow Show September 1981.
Yarrow Show September 1981.
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ORGANISERS of the Yarrow and Ettrick Show are crossing their fingers for fine weather on Saturday.

For the traditional agricultural show will feature an outside beer garden at Philiphaugh for the first time.

Secretary Anne Turnbull said: “All is looking good for this year’s show. Let’s hope that the weather will be as kind to us as it has been over the past two years.”

Entries are strong with more than 400 e xpected for the horse classes.

Mrs Turnbull continued: “We’ve got excellent entries in the sheep classes, particularly the ‘blackies’, I think perhaps up on previous years.”

This year also marks the return of the ever-entertaining terrier racing: “Everyone out there with a good terrier please bring them along,” said Mrs Turnbull.

Popular regulars including the pet and dog shows and children’s entertainment – a magician and balloon sculptor are back again.

Music will come from the Selkirk Flute Band and a pipe or silver band and there will be the usual catering marquee.

Mrs Turnbull said: “All in all it should be a great day and we wish Allan Grieve, our president this year, all the very best and hope he has an enjoyable day.”