This year’s Borders Shepherds’ Show, held in the haughs at Yetholm on Saturday, has been hailed a resounding success.
By Kathryn Wylie
Tuesday, 8th October 2019, 12:39 pm
Yetholm Principals Stefan Cameron and Emma Wauchope helped organise the childrens games and prizes with James and Orla Thomson, Lily-Mae Weekly and Liam Thomson
Boasting more than 1,800 exhibits, up more than 200 on last year’s tally, organisers say support from new exhibitors is helping the show go from strengh to strengh...and our photographer Bill McBurnie was there to capture all the action on the day.
Runners on the first stage of the Yetholm Hill Race
Tom Elliot from Hindhope Jedburgh placed first with his Cheviot Ewe and Ewe Lamb at Yetholm show, with help from Lucy and Jack
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At Yetholm for the Dog show were Duncan, Willow and Cheryl Elliot with Mia, Millie and Minty
Jane Jackson, Annabel Bowbelt and Caroline Tyser catching their breat after the hill race.
Duns Pipe Band.
Relieved from their Sheperdessing duties, Melrose girls Lana Rae, Abbie Douglas and Ava McCall get to enjoy the Yetholm Show.
Overall Champion Sheep of Yetholm Show was won by Jim Thomson from Kelso Cleugh with his North Country Cheviot Park Type Ewe, pictured with his grandson Handler Liam
Darrell Hastie placed first overall in the hill race in 33.57
Ancrum's Jimmy Steel won first prize in the vintage motorcycles with his Douglas bike which was bulit during the First World War, 2nd place went to Andy Zimmerman from Duns with his BSA Bantam
Emily Cooper-Coles was the first placed lady on the Yetholm Hill race in 46.19
Annabel Bowbelt completed the hill race in 51.07
Yetholm's Bari-Manushi Emma Wauchope with her winning Tug-O-War team at Yetholm childrens games
Overall Reserve Champion Sheep at the show was a Black Lairg Type North Country Ewe owned by Pam Tapson, pictured with Orla Thomson
Darrell Hastie (890) finished first at the Yetholm Hill race, from Gala Harriers in a time of 33.57. Colin Donnelly from Hawick finished 2nd in 37.52 and Jamie Entwhistle of Lauderdale Limpers was third
Alastair Warwick won the Open Stick Competition and David gardner won the Champion of Champions
Yetholm Primary school were fundraising at the show - James Letham, Abbie Butler, Harvey and Jenny Sanderson, Lynette and Rosie letham, Caitlin Butler and Lucy Sanderson
Edward and Jane Traish were perusing the stalls at Yetholm Show
Jedburgh artist Ann White and Jedburgh Author Julie Black at Yetholm Show
Judge Neville Spenceley judged Julie Leitch Champion Shetland and Lana Rae Res Champion, both from Melrose
Jedburgh Shepherd Ewan Kinghorn's Blackface Gimmer placed first at Yetholm Show
Georgia Thomson from Kelso Cleugh was the best young Handler on the day
Tom Elliot from Jedburgh had the Champion Cheviot Ewe and the Champion Cheviot Ewe Lamb
Nici and Bill Elliot with their Champion NCC Lairg Type Shearling
Elliot sisters present their sheep to Judge Bill Woodcock in the young Handler Copetition at Yetholm
Judge Andrew Hunter examines a pen of Blackies at Yetholm Show