Scottish Region

Welcome to the News page for the Scottish Region.

Regional Council Member

Miss Melanie Harper

9 Park Terrace, Hawick

Tel: 07545 958982  


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Archive News & Events in 2015


Scottish Region Show & Sale, 8th August 2015 at St Boswells Mart, Melrose

Archive News & Events in 2015

Scottish Region Show & Sale, 8th August 2015 at St Boswells Mart, Melrose

Archive News & Events in 2015


Scottish Region Show & Sale, 8th August 2015 at St Boswells Mart, Melrose

News & Events in 2017

National AGM 2017 hosted by the Scottish Region - Friday 21st - Sunday 23rd April 2017 - booking form in the Winter 2016 Journal or details from Barbara Webster

Royal Highland Show 2017 - Thursday 22nd - Sunday 25th June 2017 - Jacob Judging on Thursday 22nd 2017. Judge, Mr Wyn Harris 

Scottish Regional Show & Sale 2017 - Saturday 12th August 2017 inconjunction with Harrison & Hetherington at St Boswells Auction Mart, Melrose. Judge, Mr Max Harper

Scottish National Show 2017 - Saturday 29th July 2017. Judge, Mr Robert Locker

News & Events in 2016

Future Event - Scottish Region 2016 AGM - Sunday 2nd October, 11am

at Greenlaw Mill Farm, Greenlaw, Berwickshire TD106UB followed by a farm walk, view the sheep and lunch. All Welcome

CANCELLED +++Scottish Region Flock Competition - if you are interested in entering, please contact Barbara Webster for details - judges Paul Colhune and Ady Hamilton - provisional dates are 30th September,1st & 2nd October 2016 

Scottish Region Show & Sale, 13th August 2016 at St Boswells Mart, Melrose -Scottish Jacobs peak at £1,950)

Sale Report by Howard Walsh

Ram lambs sold to a reasonably firm trade and topped the Jacob Society’s Scottish Region’s show and sale at Newtown St. Boswells at £1,950.
The sale attracted a catalogue of 68 registered sheep and it was the second prize ram lamb, the January born four-horned Adamski Drifter from Huntly breeder Adam Christie, which drew top price and sold to David Sizer, Cleatham, Darlington. It is by Blackbrook Dragon out of an Edingale ewe.
Mr Christie spent £1,000 of his takings when he bought the first prize ram lamb and reserve overall champion from Mr and Mrs D.W. Harries, Llandeilo. Another four horner, this was the January born Hope Knock Out by their successful Hyndshaw Highland Laddie and out of a Hyndshaw Flash-sired Hope ewe.
A £590 bid saw the Blackbrook Darcy sired Kinloch Freddie, from Mike Munro, Fife, selling to Lyn Jones Wales, while Paul Colhoun, Omagh, C. Tyrone, paid £550 for another lamb from Hope, the Hyndshaw Gareth-sired Hope Hawk.
Two at £520 were Linlithgow breeders Connor and Dalrymple’s Reilly-bred Deerpark shearling ram, Deerpark Jack 2 by Gowanbank Max --this was bought by J. and M. Milton, Keith, Aberdeen --- and another ram lamb from Mike Munro, which sold to R.F. and D.J. Price, Churchstoke, Montgomery. This was by Blackbrook Fireballs.
Topping the females at £1,500 was the day’s supreme champion from Messrs Harries. This Royal Welsh winning January-born four-horned gimmer lamb by Hope Rocky Boy went to the judge, Lesley Partridge, Webheath, Redditch. Tony Reilly, Tranent East Lothian, paid £900 for another Hope lamb, this one by Hyndshaw Highland Laddie.
The dearest shearling ewe at £600 was a Dunmor Xerox daughter from Connor and Dalrymple and bought by Ewen MacMillan, Fintry, Glasgow.
AVERAGES: 9 ram lambs £600; 5 shearling rams £316; 3 aged rams £180; 16 ewe lambs £300.31; 18 shearling ewes £212.50; 5 ewes £135.
Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.


Archive News & Events in 2015

Scottish Region Show & Sale, 8th August 2015 at St Boswells Mart, Melrose

Please click here to view the catalogue

News & Events in 2014

Young Handlers Workshop & Judges Discussion Sunday 19 October 2014- JSS Young Handlers Workshop will be from 11 to 3pm courtesy of Messers Connor & Dalrymple at Dun-Mor, Auldhill Road, Bridgend, Linlithgow, West Lothian EH49 6ND. We will be showing the youngsters the basic points on preparing and handling sheep for a show. This event is FREE to all participants up to the age of 18 years old. “Novice” handlers over the age of 18 can also attend but will not be included in any awards given. A packed lunch will also be available to all participants.

If you have or know of any youngsters who would like to participate in this day please let Gordon know ASAP (Tel 01506 834806 or Mob 07831 492890)

- Prior to the Young Handlers Workshop, there will be a Judges Discussion starting at 10am - Judges from all regions are very welcome. 

Welcome to New Members

The Jacob Sheep Society and the Scottish Region would like to welcome a new member to the Sociey, Miss Victoria Birch of Irongay, Dumfries and Miss Abigail Harris of Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire.

We hope that you enjoy being a member of the Society and we hope to meet you in person at one of our Regional events during 2014.

Scottish Region Events 2014
* Saturday 31 May - Scottish Smallholder & Grower Spring Gathering, Thainstone Agricultural Centre, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 5XZ. JSS Breed Promotion stand & Jacob showing in the British Hill & Upland class.
* Wednesday 4 June - NSA ScotSheep 2014, Quixwood Farm, Duns, Berwickshire, TD11 3RS.
JSS Breed Promotion stand.
* Thursday 19 June to Sunday 22 June - Royal Highland Show, Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh, EH28 8NB. Jacob sheep judging will be held on Thursday 19 June at 2.30 pm. Judge Mr Alex Leggate.
* Saturday 26 July - Scottish National Jacob Show, Border Union Show, Springwood Park, Kelso, TD5 8LS.
* Friday 8 August - St. Boswells Show & Sale Dinner, The Hoebridge Inn, Gattonside. See below for more information, map and menu.
* Saturday 9 August - Scottish Region Show & Sale, John Swan Ltd., Newtown St. Boswells, Roxburghshire, TD6 0PP. Inspections 7.30 am, Show 9.30 am & Sale of registered pedigrees & stores at 11.30 am or immediately after the conclusion of the Show.
* Saturday 27 September - Scottish Smallholder & Grower Festival, Lanark Agricultural Centre, Hyndford Road, Lanark, ML11 9AX. JSS Breed Promotion stand and Jacob showing in the British Hill & Upland class.
* Sunday 19 October- JSS Young Handlers Workshop at Dun-Mor, courtesty of Messrs. Connor & Dalrymple. More information to follow.

St. Boswells Show & Sale 2014, Sale report by Howard Walsh

Hope breeding dominates Scottish Region sale

A four-horned ram lamb from Wales made the top price of 1,650gns in the Jacob Sheep Society’s Scottish Regional show and sale in Newtown St. Boswells.

It was from the Harries family, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire who are regular sale toppers at the Scottish sale. They had the three top prices and it was also the second time in succession they won the championship – again with a ram lamb.

Registered in Wyn and Siwan Harries daughter Sara’s Gobaith flock, the January lamb is by Hyndshaw Highland Laddie and out of a Hyndhsaw ewe and was bought with a telephone bid from Lesley Partridge for her Bentley flock at Redditch, Worcestershire.

From Wyn and Siwan’s own Hope flock, Hope Laddie was the second prize ram lamb in class, and the second highest ram lamb price at 800gns. Another by Highland Laddie, and out of a Hope ewe, the end of January lamb went to Mr and Mrs Willie and Edie Crowe, Arbroath, Angus.

The third prize ram lamb also made third best price in the section. It was the January born Kinloch Duke from Mike Munro, Ladybank, Fife who took a 720gns bid for the Blackbrook Darcy sired lamb out of a Kinloch ewe, from Meathop flock owners, Mr and Mrs Stephen Harrison, Grange over Sands, Cumbria.

A shearling ram, Dunmor Zorro, from Gordon Connor and Scott Dalrymple and with a deep Dunmor pedigree behind it, made 620gns to T. Roper, Cleator Moor, Cumbria.

The sale’s reserve champion was a shearling ewe, also from the Linlithgow based Dunmor  flock and by the same sire as the shearling ram and it made 390gns to Horwich, Lancashire breeder Kevin Gaskell.

It was back to the Hope flock for the three first prizes in the ewe lamb class and three best prices. All were by Hope Rocky out of Hope ewes and the dearest at 830gns – the third prize lamb – was picked up by Mr and Mrs Crowe.

 Hyndshaw flock owner Helen Baillie, Carluke, Lanarkshire bought the other two at 300gns and 295gns.

Averages: 4 ewes £100.80; 18 shearling ewes £135.74; 20 ewe lambs £149.99; 3 senior rams £231; 7 shearling rams £202.50,11 ram lambs £420.

Auctioneers John Swan, Newtown St. Boswells.

Scottish National Jacob Show & The Border Union Show 2014

For the first year this year the Scottish National Show for Jacob sheep will be held at the Border Union Show, Kelso and is kindly sponsored by Crystalix who are also donating additional prize money.

This is set to be a great addition to the Scottish showing calendar, with the national show moving to a new agricultural show each year. We also have the addition this year of four new trophies: The Arnydie Perpetual Cup and the R E McKendrick Perpetual Trophy, both kindly presented by Miss Linda McKendrick, the Harbell Trophy to be presented by Mr and Mrs M W Harper of Cavers, Hawick for the best pair and the Crystalix Trophy. The prize money for the show will be touching £700!

Judging will be held on Saturday 26 July and the judge will be Mr Stephen Harrison. Entries close Monday 23 June.

Please see the links below for BUAS membership, the show schedule and entry form. The JSS is looking forward to a great turn out from members to kick off the first Scottish national show. Next year the national show will move to the Black Isle and then on to Perth the year after.

Border Union Entry Form

Border Union Membership Form

Border Union Schedule

NSA Scotsheep 2014 Young Shepherd of the Year

This year's competition is to be held at Quixwood Farm, Duns, Berwickshire on Wednesday 4 June 2014 and if you are aged 26 and under as of September 28 2014, then you are eligible to enter.

Depending on the level of interest regional qualifying competitions may be held in early May to select the top twelve contestants to compete in the Scottish final at NSA Scotsheep 2014.

For more information and to download a copy of the entry form, please click on the links below.

NSA Young Shepherd 2014 Information

NSA Young Shepherd 2014 Entry Form

Beginners Shearing Course

There is a possibility that a BWMB beginners one-day course of blade/hand shearing may run in the Scottish Region and we are looking for participants/interest.

The course would need a minimum of 4 people for it to run and the proposed date is 15 June. The cost would be £100 per person for the day and it would be hosted by Dean Sewell at Carfrae Mill (near Lauder) in the Scottish Borders.

For more information and to register your interest please email Dean Sewell on

Thank you

Scottish Region 2014 AGM

The 2014 AGM will be held on Sunday 23 March 2014 at the Star & Garter Hotel, 1 High Street, Linlithgow, EH49 7AB. The meeting will start at 11.00 am & a bar menu will be available for lunch.

The meeting will be held in the hotel's function suite which is located to the rear of the entrance to the hotel/entrance for Linlithgow train station. Parking is available to the rear of the hotel & additional parking can be found across the road at the Tesco supermarket.

All members are welcome & we hope to see you there!

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News & Events in 2013

Welcome to New Members

The Jacob Sheep Society and the Scottish Region would like to welcome new members to the Society.

Welcome to Mr K Flucker of Lauder, Berwickshire, Mrs Nicky Ross of Grantown-On-Spey, Highlands & Ms Naomi Bremner of Deerness, Orkney.

We hope that you enjoy being a member of the Society and we hope to meet you in person at one of our Regional events during 2013.

Scottish Region Open Day

The Scottish Region Open Day will be held this year on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 October. 

It will consist of a Judges seminar and flock visit to the Firthview Flock (Al Lyons, Canisbay, Wick, Caithness).

Full itenerary and details to follow shortly but in order that the transport, accommodation etc. can be arranged, could anyone interested in attending the visit please contact Scottish Regional Representative, Barbara Webster, by the 20 September to note your interest. Contact details for Barbara can be found in the box at the top of the page.

Thank you.

Royal Highland Show 2014

The Royal Highland Show 2014 will be held at the Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh from Thursday 19 June to Sunday 22 June.

Please note this is a change from the previously announced show dates of 26-29 June.

Scottish Region Show & Sale 2013 Update

The Show & Sale catalogue is now available to download as a PDF, to so this please click here.

Please note entries are now closed.

Just as a reminder inspection of sheep begins at 7.30 am, judging commences at 9.30 am and the Sale will follow on at 11.30 am or immediately after showing ends.

The sale comprises of 110 Jacob sheep - 8 ewes, 32 gimmers, 16 ewe lambs, 10 tups, 14 tup lambs and 30 store sheep.

To download the Show & Sale Inspection Guidance Notes please click here.

Scottish Region Show & Sale 2013

The Scottish Region Show & Sale will be held on Saturday August 3 at John Swan Auction Mart, Newtown St. Boswells. The Show will be judged this year by Mr Clive Richardson.

Entries are now being taken. Entries for registered females and males are priced at £10 per sheep. There is no entry fee for store lambs. Entries close on Friday July 5. 

To download more information and entry forms, please click on any of the links below.

St. Boswells 2013 Show & Sale Entry Form

St. Boswells 2013 Show & Sale Rules of Entry

St. Boswells 2013 Show & Sale Prize List

New Regional Council Member

As Gordon Connor has now left the Scottish Region as RCM and moved on to his new post of Field Officer, we would like to congratulate Barbara Webster on taking up the post as our new RCM for the Scottish Region. Congratulations Barbara!

CANCELLED - Young Handlers Workshop Day 2013

Unfortunately the Young Handlers day has been cancelled due to low numbers of interest in attending. However, the event will be rescheduled for later in the year.

The Scottish Region will be holding a Young Handlers Workshop Day for youngsters up to the age of 18 years old. This will be held at Dun-Mor (Connor &Dalrymple) on Sunday June 2 between 11am and 3pm.

The aim of this year's workshop is choosing sheep for the showing, identifying faults and understanding the breed standard.

 This workshop is free to any youngsters aged 18 under and those aged 18 are welcome to come along too but you will not be included in any awards given out on the day! The cup for the Best Young Handler will be judged and awarded at the workshop. 

A packed lunch will be provided for all workshop participants and please remember to bring along old clothes that you don't mind getting dirty or a change of clothes.

If you are interested in attending or have children that would like to come along, please email your interest to the Scottish Region Representative, Gordon Connor, on

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Congratulations Gordon!

Gordon Connor has been elected as National Field Officer. Ringing from on holiday in Tenerfie, Gordon said 'I would like to thank all the Scottish Members who voted for me and who have supported me during my two terms as Regional Council Member for Scotland. I would like to wish whoever takes on the role for Scotland well and has my continued support in the region, best wishes to all'.

Vacancy - Regional Council Member Scotland

Following the election of Gordon Connor to the position of National Field Officer, there is now a vacancy for the role of Regional Council Member for the Scottish Region. Nomination papers will be posted to all Scottish members shortly and any paid up member is entitled to be nominated for this role. The nominated person should sign the form along with a proposer and seconder from Scotland. In the event of more than one nomination, an election will be head within the region.

To download a copy of the nomination paper for Regional Council Member click here.

Scottish Region AGM 2013

The Scottish Region AGM will be held at The Quality Hotel Ingliston Sunday 24th March at 11am.

Lunch or snacks will be available from the Bar Menu as usual and if possible can you please let Gordon Connor know by phone or email if you are going, so we can get an idea of numbers. Gordon's contact details can be found at the top of the page. 
Thank you.

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