The Royal Highland Show is a highlight of our sheepy year, and a chance to see the very best Shetland sheep on the mainland. Things were a bit changed this year with the sheep pens laid out differently and the judging taking place slightly later on the Friday afternoon.
The judge was Eric Graham, a breeder from Shetland who took his time judging the sheep and awarded the prizes to a number of 'new' faces who definitely deserved them!
As well as the competitive side of things, the show is a great chance to catch up with other Scottish breeders as we don't all get together that much. and we took time to chill out in the sunshine after the ram inspections on Sunday morning. I shall write more about ram inspections another time.
I managed to get time to see just a fraction of the rest of the show, but made the effort to visit the 3D2D craft tent to visit Weft Blown's stall and introduce my other half to Ange the weaving-teacher. Didn't spend much money this year but bought another pair of Jakoti shears and something to clean grass and scour stains: we need to prepare the sheep for Haddington Show!
The shearer has been and sheared half of the flock and I've added a new page which includes a short film of Fraser at work on our grey katmoget ewe, Birgitta.