It was a case of third time lucky for one of Scotland's best known showmen, Jack Ramsay, Millerston, who after a 40-year lapse of exhibiting poultry, is now a show regular – winning the LiveScot red, white and blue ribbons with a large barred Plymouth Rock cockerel.

Mr Ramsay, who breeds Beef Shorthorn with his wife, Grace, at Millerston, Mauchline, went to the top with the best large fowl and heavy breed bantam, a bird bought privately in September from Jon Kemp, Macclesfield. Already a show winner, it lifted a red ticket at the Central Scotland Variety and Game Show, at Newhouses, Lanark.

Former championship winner, Mary Leggate and her husband, Alex, Stromolloch, Strathaven, picked up a second consecutive reserve title again with the waterfowl champion. This was a previously unshown home-bred March, 2019-born Saxony drake.

LEADING awards

Best light breed bantam – M Brannen (white Leghorn female).

Best large fowl and champion – J Ramsay (barred Plymouth Rock male).

Best true bantam – R Campbell (silver dutch female).

Best heavy breed bantam and champion – J Ramsay (barred Rock male).

Best HF – B Welsh (black oeg female).

Best waterfowl and reserve – Mary Leggate (Saxony male).

Best eggs – J and K Black (three large white).

Ladies – R Wilson (white Wyandotte female).