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Thousands flock to Haddington Show

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Around 6,000 visitors flocked to this year’s Haddington Show, which was held for the second time at East Fortune racetrack on Saturday.

Numbers were slightly down on last year which convener James Cunningham said could have been due to competition from an event to mark the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn.

Judges could be seen in action around the new show ground perusing over stock, vintage tractors and heavy horses. One was Philip Cowan (24) from County Durham who was judging Shetland sheep, which he has been breeding for 10 years. He said: “Some of the best breeders come to this show.”

Andrew Bain, of The Boggs, Pencaitland, was showing his Shetlands will a little help from three-year-old granddaughter Eilidh Bell.

One of the day’s highlights was a sheep shearing demonstration by Roy Brown of Stoneypath Farm, Stenton, who has spent more than 30 years honing his skills.

For fulls story, more photos and results see the East Lothian News - on sale now. Plus see more video of the show during the next few days.

 

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