A new Rising Star Award was presented at the Borderway Dairy Expo to recognise the knowledge, work ethic and sportsmanship of a young person in dairy farming.

First to pick up this prestigious award was 24-year-old, James Wright, dairyman at Guillyhill Farm in Dumfries.

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James is from a non-farming background and his flair for farming was sparked when he studied Rural Studies at high school. He went on to attain an HNC and then HND qualifications in agriculture at Barony College and his love and enthusiasm to work with top cows has grown ever since.

James won a scholarship to attend the German Masters where he learned and honed his clipping skills. His passion for animals under his care is described as second to none.