Strathaven has a hoot

East Kilbride News - - FRONT PAGE -

The sun shone on Strathaven Show with a day of fun for the whole fam­ily.

Cat­tle, poul­try, sheep, goats and horses were all on dis­play – with pipe bands and dancers en­ter­tain­ing the crowds.

There was also a nov­elty dog show, judg­ing what pooch had the ‘wag­gi­est tail,’ could per­form the best trick, and even an award for the dog with the ‘hap­pi­est ex­pres­sion’.

There was also a prize for best­dressed dog and han­dler.

Rosettes were also handed out for bak­ing, pro­duce and hand­crafts.

At the end of the day, a Hol­stein Friesian from Hugh Neil­son of East Brack­en­ridge Farm was crowned cham­pion of cham­pi­ons by judge Wil­liam Bar­rie from Strathaven.

Sheep han­dling Ab­bie Scott, 13, and four-year-old Jessica Ire­land have a firm grip on this pair 020917show_10

Show­case Fran­cis Brighton from Falkirk with his Fowler plough­ing en­gine 020917show_01

Mak­ing mu­sic Strathaven & District Pipe Band were the sound of the show 020917show_08

Turn­ing the wheel Eve, 8, and Rob­bie McLean, 10, with 10-year-old Rory Hutchi­son 020917show_02

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En­ter­tain­ing the crowds Young Scot­tish coun­try dancers per­form

Great day out Mem­bers of Avon­dale & District Young Farm­ers’ Club 020917show_05

Full fight Clear­ing the hur­dles at Strathaven Show 020917SHOW_17

Hav­ing fun Six-year-olds Christo­pher Kerr and Rory Smith from Strathaven 020917show_04

Tasty treat David and Fiona Cun­ning­ham from Walk­erdyke farm, Strathaven 020917show_12

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