Adam Waugh died peacefully, aged 86, on January 14, this year, and was buried in New Luce cemetery. 
New Luce Church, which is closed, was reopened for the funeral and the service was relayed to the hall where the overspill of mourners, too numerous to be fitted into the church, were accommodated.
Adam was a big man – big in stature and big of heart. A very generous man, he enjoyed life, he enjoyed meeting people and was interested in everyone he met. Well loved by his family, he was liked and respected by all who knew him for his cheery banter and sound advice. 
Adam was born and brought up at Pinvalley, near Barr, Ayrshire. The youngest of the family, he followed the family tradition, becoming a shepherd.
At the age of 16, he did his first lambing on his own, at Gareland, near Sanquhar, in 1947, the worst lambing year ever recorded in Scotland. 
When the lambing was finished, he had only five surviving lambs to the score (20 ewes), but the neighbouring ‘herd told him he had done well, as he had only three to the score. 
This did not deter him, and he was a shepherd for the rest of his working life, despite this heartbreaking start.
In his younger days, he ‘herded at Douglas, near Lanark, at Innerleithen, near Peebles, and at Auchenbainzie, near Thornhill. 
He then moved down to the South-west where he met and married Jean Mitchell, Little Larg. They set up house at Airies, Glenluce, later moving to Cairnerzean at New Luce, where they stayed for 26 years. 
During this time, Adam had many successes at local shows and sales, selling cast ewes at Ayr, rough hoggs at Castle Douglas and tup lambs at Newton Stewart, culminating in 1975, in the sale for £9000 of the tup lamb christened ‘Mike Craig,’ after the auctioneer, and one of the best Blackface tup lambs ever sold.
Adam then went to work for John and Allan Ramsay at Whitefield and Gillespie, where again he produced many top tups under the Barhaskine prefix to £12,000, £19,000, and to £26,000 in 1989.
Always in great demand as a judge at shows in Scotland and in Ireland,  judging the Blackies at the Royal Highland. 
He was passionate about Blackface sheep and was a great ambassador for the Newton Stewart strain of the breed. He did not always agree with the modern type of ‘Blackie’ and was not afraid to voice his opinion on the subject.
Away from sheep, Adam’s other passion was Border Collie dogs and trialling. One of the best trial men of his generation, he won numerous dog trials and on more than one occasion qualified as a member of the Scottish team to compete at the International. 
In 1985, he won the Scottish nursery final with Liz. He also appeared on the television programme, ‘One man and his dog’. Again, his success and good judgement put him in great demand as a judge, judging many open trials and both Scottish National and International.
Adam was devoted to his family and proud of their accomplishments. It was a great blow to him when his wife Jean died not long after moving into their new house in Glenluce, but with the support of his family he overcame this, and continued ‘herding and trialling into his 70s. 
Although in failing health, last year, Adam attended the Scottish National at Stranraer, and New Luce trial. 
He is survived by his children Eileen, John, Mitchell and Kirsteen, grandchildren and great grandchildren.