For the second year on the trot, George Milne's Kinaldy flock from St Andrews, produced the pre-sale champion and the top priced lot at the North Country Cheviot sale of females at Lockerbie.

His show stopper, the first prize park-type gimmer and section champion, is sired by Allanshaws Ammarilo and out of a home-bred ewe. She was knocked down at £2000, to Messrs Jones, Llangollen, Denbighshire, in lamb to Kingside Chianti.

Two other Kinaldy gimmers the same way bred and again due to Chianti made £1300 and £1000 selling to William Heads of the Greendale flock, Aitkenhead, Fenwick and Messrs Thompson, Darlington, Co Durham, respectively.

Greendale also purchased the lead priced park-type ewe hogg at £1100 from Jennifer Cowan of the Hightae flock from Boghead of Greenhill, Lockerbie. She is by Wandylaws X-Factor.

Hill-type Cheviot gimmers from Robert and Becca Rennie's Bowmont Farming, Attonburn flock, Kelso, sold well at £1800, £1700 and 1600.

Dearest and setting a new female record for the hill-type was the first prize winner, a daughter of Badanloch Xtra Special, which changed hands in lamb to Sorbietrees Captain. She was knocked down to Messrs Ellis, Cerrigydrudion, Corwen, Clwyd.

The second Attonburn gimmer made £1700 to Messrs MacDonald, Sutherland, Caithness. She is by Badanloch Wildfire and sold due to Badanloch Xtraspecial.

Messrs Mackenzie, Fearn, Tain, bought the last lot which was another by Wildfire and due to Xtraspecial.

Back amongst the park-type sheep and the first prize ewe from Innes and Gordon Graham's Carruthers flock, Waterbeck, Lockerbie, made £1200 to the Sleigh family of St Johns Wells, Turriff. A daughter of Allanshaws Aristocrat, this two-crop ewe sold carrying twin lambs to Gilston Duke.

The father and son duo sold gimmers by Humbleheugh Bangon at £1100 and £1000. The former and reserve champion park female, sold in lamb to Duke to Messrs Jones, Llangollen.

The second gimmer, also due to Duke, was bought by Messrs Baker, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire.

averages: 34 gimmers £684.70 (+£64.70 for two less sold); 12 ewes, £512.50 (-£72.50 for 10 fewer); 22 ewe hoggs, £381.81 (-£21.15 for five less). Overall, 68 head, £556.32 (+£11.67 for 20 fewer).

Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.