MSP praises ru­ral event

The Galloway News - - FARMING -

up the first leg of the drive and safely through the gates with a good cross and through the gates.

They also fin­ished on a good pen with full points awarded and the same for the shed.

They also fin­ished on a to­tal score of 83 points but Jim and Drift had them beat on the out­bye work to take first place.

Novice: 1 J Thom­son, Pen­pont (Drift) 83 OB; 2 M Wil­son, Cor­sock ( Jill) 83; 3 M Wil­son, Cor­sock (Meg) 79; 4 M Forster, Irongray (Meg) 53.

League res u l t s for Dum­fries and Kirkcud­bright: 1 B Robert­son, Langholm ( Der­win Roy) 73; 2 A Com­mon, Loc k e r b i e ( Braan) 67; 3 D Aitken, Locker­bie ( Vicky) 65; 4 J Thom­son, Pen­pont (Nell) 53; 5 J Thom­son, Pen­pont (Tom) 41. Res: D Aitken, Locker­bie (Midge) 33.

Novice re­sults : 1 J Thom­son, Pen­pont (Drift) 41; 2 M Wil­son, Cor­sock (Jill) 26; 3 M Com­mon, Locker­bie ( Cowlow Rosie) 24; 4 M Com­mon, Locker­bie (Queen) 22; 5 M Forster, Irongray (Meg) 21.

The Sandy Mont­gomery Me­mo­rial Tro­phy for best sportsper­son over the sea­son was won by Hazel Jackson from Pen­pont with Clyde.

The Knock­out Tro­phy was won by Al­lan Com­mon and A politi­cian has hailed the im­por­tance of a ru­ral lead­er­ship event at the Scot­tish Par­lia­ment.

Gal­loway and West Dum­fries MSP Fin­lay Car­son at­tended the event at Holy­rood or­gan­ised by Tory col­league John Scott MSP, where he met with con­stituents to dis­cuss key ru­ral is­sues.

With Mr Car­son hav­ing re­cently held sev­eral dis­cus­sions with Ru­ral Af­fairs Min­is­ter Mairi Gougeon on the pro­pos­als Braan.

Thanks to Joan Hutchin­son from Gil­bert­son and Page for spon­sor­ing the Dum­fries and Kirkcud­bright Nurs­ery League.

The next trial is the Bor­der Cup on Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 16 at Awhirk Farm, Lochans, Stran­raer.

Thirty dogs to run three teams of 10 from Dum­fries and Ki r k c u d b r i g h t , Wig­town­shire and North­west Moor­land.

The Scot­tish Nurs­ery Fi­nal will be held on Satur­day, March 2 at Holylee, Walker­burn, Pee­bleshire. Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion from Fiona McMil­lan on 07743 977313. for a Gal­loway Na­tional Park, he wel­comed the op­por­tu­nity to dis­cuss how plans are pro­gress­ing for a na­tional park, which would bring a ma­jor boost to the lo­cal econ­omy.

Mr Car­son said: “This was an ex­cel­lent par­lia­men­tary event, giv­ing ru­ral con­stituents from Gal­loway and West Dum­fries the chance to make their voices heard to their MSPs.

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