Roberton Show introduces new ‘black sheep’ competition

This year’s Roberton Show, on Saturday September 6, is on track to be as popular as ever, and a great day out for the whole family.

The show takes place in its usual location at Scaurend Haugh, Roberton, TD9 7LX.

It is open to the public from 1pm, with judging taking place from 10.30am.

Admission is £3 for adults and entry for children is free and ample car parking is provided.

This year’s attractions include music from the Hawick Scout Band, a quilting demonstration from the award winning Borderline Quilter, valley resident Kay Bell, a sheep dog demonstration and children’s crafts and entertainment. There will also be afternoon teas, a raffle, tombola, home baking and a licenced bar.

A show spokesperson said: “In the industrial marquee, people will be able to see a wonderful display of baking, jams and jellies, knitting and sewing, crafts, floral displays, vegetables and a varied children’s section. The local WRI will be competing for The Pringle Cup, this year’s theme being Hawick Common Riding 1514-2014.

“We have seen our sheep entries increasing year on year, with 2013 breaking all previous records. This year, we have introduced the two new categories of ‘Young Handler Competition’ and ‘Black Sheep Competition’ and this should provide some interesting afternoon entertainment.

“This promises to be a great day out, whether you are a first time exhibitor, returning winner or simply coming along to enjoy the exhibits and afternoon entertainment.”

The day will end with an after-show barbecue starting at 5pm.