Stranraer Show Judges announced

The 2014 Stranraer Show is fast approaching with less than three months to go until the big day.

The Show is all set to take place at it’s home - London Road Playing Fields on Wednesday 30th July. 2014 marks the 170th Stranraer Show and the organisers have been busy over the winter months making arrangements and booking entertainment to ensure that this year’s show has something for everyone and is a great day out for the whole family.

If you run a business and you’d be interested in the sponsorship and promotional opportunities the Show offers, we’d be delighted to hear from you. Sponsorship, which starts from as little as £30, allows you direct access to our extensive audience and a whole range of possibilities.

The Show Society would be delighted to hear from any employer who has an Agricultural Worker who may be due to receive a Long Service medal from the Royal Highland & Agricultural Society of Scotland. Agricultural workers who have over 30 years service with one employer on different holdings or on the same holding but with different employers are eligible. Please get in touch if you have a worker who would qualify and we will be pleased to assist with the application process and arrange presentation of the medals at this years Show.

The preparation of the Show Schedule is currently underway and it will be available in mid May. If you think you may not be on our mailing list, but you would like to receive a schedule please get in touch. Homecraft Schedules are available now so if you’d like to give exhibiting a go schedules are available online or by contacting the Secretary.

Trade space both outdoors and in the main marquee has been selling well with indoor space already limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. Please note that there are no catering trade spaces available, however if you have a catering business and would like to join the waiting list please get in touch.

If you’d like to become a member of the Show annual membership costs £10 and gives you entry to the show, with free parking, a copy of the show schedule, the right to exhibit in all sections and access to our members marquee. This is a great way to support the show and its excellent value for money.

If you are interested in becoming a member, promoting your business, booking a trade stand, exhibiting livestock or homecrafts, or you would like further information about any aspect of the Show please contact Secretary Kathryn Jamieson, Tel: 01776 870242 or Email: or visit the show website for information, schedules and membership forms. You can also keep up to date with what’s going on in run up to the Show on by following us on Facebook

Judges for the 2014 Show are as follows;

Galloway Cattle: Mrs A. Finlay, Blackcraig, Corsock, Castle Douglas

Native Beef Breeds: Mr K. Dunlop, Hillhead Farm, Auchengray, Carnwath, Lanark

Continental Beef Breeds: Mr H. Emslie, Kinknockie, Mintlaw, Peterhead

& Commercial Cattle

Beef Interbreed: Mr A. McConchie, Mains of Penninghame, Newton Stewart

Ayrshire Cattle: Miss K. Davidson, Hallmyre Farm, Haugh of Urr, Castle Douglas

Jersey Cattle & Any Other Dairy Breed: Mr & Mrs B. King, Ballymena, Northern Ireland

Holstein Cattle: Mr H. Neilson, East Brackenridge Farm, Strathaven, Lanarkshire

Dairy Interbreed: Mr D. Sayce, Ayr

Blackface Sheep: Mr A. Paton, Genoch, Straiton, Maybole

Suffolk sheep: Mr D. Reid, Calfpark, Mouswald, Dumfries

Border Leicester Sheep & Sheep Young Handler: Miss J. Brown, Carluke

Blue-faced Leicester Sheep: Mr L. Currie, Pinclanty, Pinmore, Girvan

Scotch Mules: Mr S. Rorison, Dallowie Farm, Patna, Ayr

Beltex Sheep: Mr G. Anderson, Nether Stenries Farm, Carrutherstown, Dumfries

Texel Sheep: Mr K. Jamieson, Southgill, Annan

Any Other Breed of Sheep: (Accredited & Non Accredited) Ms L. Evans, Kinknockie, Mintlaw, Peterhead

Goats: TBC

Clydesdales: Mr Alan Campbell, Netherwood Cottage, Kilmalcolm

Mountain & Moorland: Mrs Marguerite Osborne, Kinclune, Kirriemuir, Angus

(In-Hand & Ridden)

Best Turned Out,

Veteran & Family Horse

& Pony Classes

Ponies 148cms & Under: Miss V. Harvie, Craiglea Lodge, Mossblown, Ayr

& Show Hunter Ponies

(Under BSPS Rules)

Hunters, Riding Horses & Coloured Horses & ponies: Mrs P. Parker & Ms A. Bass, Dumfries

Walking Sticks and Crooks: Mr A. Mair, Northshields Farm, Denny, Stirling

Inter Rural Competitions: SWRI - Stewartry Federation

Homecraft – Crafts: SWRI - Stewartry Federation

Homecraft – Baking & Produce: SWRI - Stewartry Federation