The Cheviot Hills, from which this breed of sheep gets its name, form the border line between England and Scotland. The Cheviot Sheep Society was formed in 1890 and is one of the oldest sheep societies in existence.
Sunday 3 June 2012
Gilmanscleuch Farm, Ettrick
by the kind permission of Tom and Marjory Tennant
President of the Society, Mr Norman Douglas, welcomed a good turnout of members and friends who judged 6 classes of quality cheviot stock from local farms. An additional class of Clydesdales, owned by Tom and Marjory, added an unusual and very interesting finish.
The official Judge was Mr J Irving, Mountbenger Farm, Yarrow.
Good company and chat was shared over refreshments and bbq food. Members of Teviotdale Young Farmers managed the scoring and the winners were presented with their prizes by Marjory as follows:
1st Lady Anna Hislop
2nd Lady Fiona Dempster
3rd Lady Kirsty Common
1st Junior Murray Common
2nd Junior Chloe McKinley
3rd Junior Tyler McKinley
1st Gent Walter Hislop
2nd Gent Neil Cavers
3rd Gent David Douglas
1st Overall Anna Hislop
Winner of judging the Clydesdale class (presented by Tom Tennant) – Michael Blackadder
Vice President of the Cheviot Sheep Society, Alistair Warden, gave sincere thanks to the hosts Tom and Marjory Tennant and to all who helped to make it a successful evening, including sponsors Harrison & Hetherington, RH Miller, Agri-Lloyd, Carrs and Cumberland and Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart.