ScotSheep

The National Sheep Association (NSA) held their biennial event, ScotSheep, on Wed 30th May 2018 at Kings Arms Farm, Ballantrae. The event was hosted by Robert Dalrymple and opened by John Scott MSP, owner of Balkissock Farm near Ballantrae.


The weather was fabulous and everyone I spoke to thoroughly enjoyed their visit. Whilst the majority of the attendance was no doubt farmers and their families there were a few, like me, not directly connected to farming. In addition to over 200 trades' stands, sheep dog trials and sheep shearing there were hundreds of sheep from about 50 different breeds from Ireland and the North of England as well as from all over Scotland. It was great to see the Ayrshire Market stalls there too.


Whilst not exactly a 'once in a lifetime' event, as it's held in a different location each year, it may be some time before it returns to Ayrshire & Arran.


More information about ScotSheep and the NSA can be found on their website:
https://www.nationalsheep.org.uk/nsa-scotland/scotsheep/