The Scottish Branch recently held a successful Open Day at Brotherton Farm, West Calder, courtesy of Ann Dow (Brotherton flock).
There was a tremendous turnout with 45 in attendance. It was good to see many new faces taking part.
After the introduction from Brenda Scott, Chairman, and a talk from Ann Dow about her flock, Molly Campbell took centre stage and gave an interesting talk about various aspects of show preparation answering questions throughout, followed by a fine demonstration of the art of trimming, transforming the shearling tup she worked on. After a lovely buffet lunch there followed a ‘have a go’ trimming session with novices able to have a practice on some of Ann’s gimmers overseen by several experienced mentors helping them along. This was followed by a successful raffle raising £160 for branch funds, finishing up with an opportunity to view Ann’s flock. Pens of crossbreeds (Texel x) were on display throughout the day. Thanks to Ann for hosting the the day, and to everyone who helped in any way or donated raffle prizes.