Clydesdale filly Ord Tinkerbell reigns supreme at a sunny Sutherland Show

Miranda Johnstone with the Clydesdale, native horse and overall supreme show champion.

NATIVE CATTLE CHAMPION: Gordon and Wendy Sutherland’s Highland champion.

YOUNG FARMERS’ CATTLE: Scott Dingwall, Culbokie East, Culbokie, Dingwall, with a 15-month-old Limousin cross heifer bought privately from Mark and Debbie Munro at Invercharron in April.
Reserve – Laura Green, Corskie, Garmouth, Fochabers, with the reserve pedigree champion.


John Polson’s North Country Cheviot Lowground champion

NORTH COUNTRY CHEVIOT LOWGROUND: John Polson, Smerlie, Lybster, with a gimmer by Biggins Supreme and out of a home-bred ewe. She was third at Caithness.
Reserve – John Polson with a shearling tup, by Durran Rover and out of a home-bred ewe. He was second at Caithness and Latheron earlier in the month.

NORTH COUNTRY CHEVIOT HILL FARMERS: Badanloch LLP, Kinbrace, Sutherland, with a gimmer by a home-bred of North Lochnaver Normad and out of a ewe by Achentoul Tank. She was third at the Highland.
Reserve – Jan MacKenzie, Langdale, Strathnaver, Kinbrace, with a three-shear tup by Clune Prince George. He stood second at the Highland.

NORTH COUNTRY CHEVIOT HILL CROFTERS: Rosemary Cameron, Thistle House, Portskerra, Melvich, with a gimmer named Thistle Very Swish. She is by Brackside Smoking Gun and out of a home-bred ewe.
Reserve – Rosemary Cameron with a two-shear tup by Brackside Smoking Gun and out of a home-bred ewe. He placed fourth at the Highland.

BELTEX: T. MacLean, Upperton, Glenurquhart, with a ewe lamb by a Borderesk tup lamb and out of a home-bred ewe by Culberfeidh Puma. She was on her first outing.
Reserve – John Scott and Partners, Fearn Farm, Fearn, Tain, with a home-bred mid-March born ewe lamb by Loandhu Wallace and out of an Edenfauld ewe.

TEXEL: Alan Chisholm, Wester Moy, Urray, Muir of Ord, with a tup lamb by Arkle Ying Yank and out of a Knock Fantastic gimmer. Reserve – Jemma Green, Corskie, Garmouth, Fochabers, with a ewe lamb. By VIP and out of a Milnbank ewe she was in the shortleet at the Highland Show.

Carrie Bissett with the Suffolk champion

SUFFOLK: M. and I. Bissett, Mariain, Culnaskeath, Evanton, with a four-crop ewe by Galcantray Jukebox and out of a home-bred ewe. She was interbreed champion at Sutherland in 2013 and champion at the Black Isle Show last year.
Reserve – Leanne Matheson, 257 Rearquhar, Dornoch, with a lamb by Lochton Prince and out of a Bardnaclavan ewe.

SHETLAND: Sally Wild, Upper Meadows, Eagliefield Road, Dornoch, with a gimmer named Annette of Meadows. By Gillie of Cokharney and out of a Christobell ewe, she was on her first outing.
Reserve – C. Urquhart, Balmore, Bogallan, North Kessock, Inverness, with a prize-winning four-crop ewe.

BLACKFACE: Charlie McIntyre and Gemma McIntosh, Upper Croft, Na Garn, Boat of Garten, with a gimmer named DFS. She was bought at the sale of gimmers at the Highland Sheep Event in May from Archie MacGregor, Allanfauld, Kilsyth. She is by a £35,000 Dalchirla and out of an £11,000 Auldhouseburn ewe.
Reserve – Charlie McIntyre and Gemma McIntosh with a two-shear tup bred at Crosswoodburn and by a £17,000 Allanfauld. He was purchased at Dalmally for £3,000.

ZWARTBLES: C. and S. Bissett, with a ewe lamb by Donbraid Big D, which was champion at Stirling in 2015 and bought for the top price of 1,500gn. She was second at the Highland.
Reserve – Alfie Clark, Milton of Connage, Ardersier, with a ewe lamb by a Duke sire. She was on her first show outing.
CROSS: Gavin Breathret, Woodside Croft, Blackpark Ardersier, with a Suffolk cross ewe and her twin lambs sired by a Wester Moy Texel. Reserve – Gavin Breathret with a Texel cross ewe lamb by a Wester Moy Texel sire.

ANY OTHER BREED: Dorothy Allison, Inver-Bay, Lower Arboll, Tain, with a Blue Texel gimmer purchased at Dingwall.
Reserve – Jim Mair, Hollies, Seaveiw, Dunmore, Beauly, with a Roussin one-crop ewe. She was bought as a gimmer from J. Fleming, Newton Stewart.

YOUNG HANDLERS: Aged nine years and below (MV ACC) – 1, Neve Sutherland, Bardnaheigh, Harpsdale, Halkirk; 2, Archie Scott, Fearn Farm, Fearn, Tain.
Aged 10-16 years (MV ACC) – 1, Jim Mair, Hollies, Seaview, Beauly; 2, Erin Sutherland, Bardnaheigh, Harpsdale, Halkirk.
Aged nine years and below (NON MV ACC) – 1, Ava Loughton, 6 The Cairns, Culbokie, Dingwall; 2, B and J Swanson, Framside, Calder, Thurso; 3, Rory MacIver, Blackmuir Croft, The Heights of Docharty, Dingwall.
Aged 10-16 years (NON MV ACC) – 1, Matthew Loughton, 6 The Cairns, Culbokie, Dingwall; 2, Alfie Clark, Milton of Connage, Ardersier; 3, Leah MacDonald, 3 Crakaig, Whitehill, Loch.


CLYDESDALE: Eric and Miranda Johnstone, 50 Highfield Circle, Muir of Ord, with home-bred yearling filly Ord Tinkerbell. By Eskraggen Earnest and out of successful show mare Ord Envy, she was champion at the Grampian Foal Show last year and supreme champion at the National Stallion Show this year. She also stood native horse champion. Reserve – Tracy Johnstone and David Simpson, Highfield Circle, Muir of Ord, with home-bred 12-year-old mare Ben Wyvis Morning Mist. By Ord Caledonia, she has a successful show past having won at Grantown three years in a row.

HIGHLAND: Shona Halford, Brodie, with eight-year-old stallion Danny Boy of Croila, by Sunny of Runivraid and out of Sheena of Croila. He was supreme champion at the Northern Work Society and BSPS Spring Show.  Reserve – Carolyn and Alan Munro with five-year-old gelding Strathmore Jubilee. He won his class at the Highland last month on his first show outing.

SHETLAND: Jim and Renee Swan, of Teanahaun Croft, Conon Bridge, with home-bred three-year-old standard filly Stow Corenee, by Stow Vulcan and out of Erray Cowslip. She was champion at Nairn last year and reserve female and reserve junior at the Highland this year. She was reserve native champion at the show. Reserve – Hools Shetland Pony Stud, The Brough, Toab, Orkney, with four-year-old standard yeld mare Hools Janet, by Wells Masterclass and out of Merkisayre Poppy. She was champion at Sutherland last year and champion at Caithness last week.