THE prestigious World Shearing Council’s Golden Shears 2022 is coming to Scotland to be hosted at Ingliston by the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland.

Announced this week at the 2019 Golden Shears World Championships in Le Dorat, France – following a successful presentation by the RHASS project team – the competition will take place during the 2022 Royal Highland Show.

Bruce Lang, RHASS’ chief steward of shearing and a key member of the project team, said: “It was a really strong presentation from the experienced RHASS team that built on the experience and knowledge gained from the successful delivery of the Golden Shears competition held at Ingliston in 2003, and of course this year’s record-breaking Royal Highland Show.

“With the backing of Event Scotland and the Scottish Government, our proven event management skills and shearing expertise gave the World Shearing Council the strength of conviction that we are the right organisation to host such a prestigious event.

The fact that it will take place in Edinburgh no doubt supported our bid – the city has such appeal with international visitors.”