Highland show success

Martin Duffy from Awhirk, Stranraer, won the overall British Blue with his heifer Bonnie Braes Hailie at last month’s Royal Highland Show.

A delighted Martin told The Galloway Gazette that he was dumbstruck when his prize female won three classes on the trot to win the top prize.

He said: “At the time it was a total shock as that was my first time showing at the Highland Show. I have to mention Robbie McCornick who showed her for me as I was showing Hailie’s full sister Halo.

“She will now go to Stranraer, Wigtown and Dumfries. Dumfries Show is the big one for us as they have a British Blue class there.”