•  Georgina Smith, age 15, of Barmurrie Farm, Balmaclellan, Castle Douglas is in her last year as a young handler, and she is still as enthusiastic and committed as ever. Already competing successfully in the adult classes Georgina has now taken over the dressing of all the farm's sheep for shows.
     

  • Ben McSporran, an 11 year old from Peebleshire, is our latest young handler to be featured.

  • By Karen Carruth

    Last year, maybe March time, our family was infiltrated by a small, extremely cute, terrier pup.

  • By David Caldwell, former Crossroads YFC member

    Starting during the winter of 1955, every Tuesday night Willie Steel of Stafflar and I would get the bus in to Kilmarnock where we and a crowd of other young people were given ballroom dancing lessons in the old Masonic Hall by Mr (Andy) Alison and his two daughters, Maud and Rena.

  • Young Graeme Rhind, from Kinloss, up in Moray, is enjoying the picking up prizes on the show circuit with his Aberdeen Angus cow.

  • By Karen Carruth

    Who hasn’t seen a mouldy caravan that has seen better days, sitting in a farmyard?

  • By Karen Carruth

    Retirement can mean a lot of different things to different people. To David Raeside formerly a dairy farmer of West Mains Hill Farm in Kirkmichael, near Maybole, it means plenty of time to concentrate on his intricate hobbies.

  • Joshua Thorburn, aged 10, is this week's featured young handler. Joshua is from Carlisle and shows his grandfather's Zwartbles          

  • Spring HAS officially sprung on the island and with it cold north winds, huge seas, snow, brimstone and hellfire.

  • By Karen Carruth

    Having a connection with the land is something that can change the direction in your life, whether you predicted it, or not. Helen Ryman studied psychology and sociology at university with a career in mind, yet was drawn back to working full time with farm animals – but with the added joy of being able to paint them.