A South Country Cheviot gimmer from the Hume family of Sundhope, went all the way to secure the champion of champions at the Langholm Show, last month.

The gimmer has already made her mark on the show ring, having stood inter-breed champion at Peebles and Yarrow Shows, as well as breed supreme at the Border Union Show. She is by Cossarshill Jumbo.

Leading the cattle lines was a calf from C and K Wright, Hunthills.

The Scottish Farmer: Evie Craig, Glenhowan was champion young handler in the sheep section and is pictured with Andrew MillarEvie Craig, Glenhowan was champion young handler in the sheep section and is pictured with Andrew Millar

Leading Awards

Border Collie – Champion – R Carruthers, Hilbre.

Galloway – Champion and reserve cattle points – D and L Watret, Muirfield.

Commercial cattle – Champion – C and K Wright, Hunthills, with a calf. Pen of four judged on farm, commercial cow and calf – George Rome, Niven Hill. Home-bred calf, continental, cattle points – C and K Wright. Calf young handler – Ava Wright.


Cheviot – Champion – J Hume and Son, Sundhope with a ewe. Female – J Hume and Son. Male, group – J Common, Crossdykes. Untouched – W Nixon, Cooms.

Blackface – Champion – S Anderson, Penchrise. Female, group – S Anderson. Best opposite sex – A McClymont, Kirkstead and Dryhope. Untouched, points – R Cavers, The Steading.

Black sheep – Champion – E Brough, Rowansyde.

Prime lambs – Champion – James Goldie.

Bluefaced Leicester – Champion – Lisa Fleming, Falnash.

AOB sheep – Champion – Ellie Faulds, Dryhope.

MV acc – Champion – C Rae, Wallace Town Farm

Suffolk – Champion – P and D Reid, Calvepark. Best opposite sex – E Wilkie, Shaw Cottage. Goup of three – Sharon Robertson, Becks.

AOB – Non acc – Champion – Sharon Robertson, Becks.

Young handler – Champion – Evie Craig, Glenhowan. South of Scotland 10-16yrs– Lachlan Rae, Wallacetown. Under 10s – Isla Thorburn, Homlea.

Overall points – Crossdykes and The Becks


Champion in hand and supreme horse – Caroline Gospel, Mospeeble.

Hunter – Champion – Cheryl McVay, Dumfries. Small hunter – Cheryl McVay, Dumfries.

Large hunter – Sarah Pool, Bentpath.

Ex-racehorse – Champion – Rory Gibson, Melrose.

Riding horse – Champion – Rory Gibson, Melrose.

In hand and ridden coloured – Champion – Marion Hutcheson, Hawick.

In hand pony – Champion – Camilla Lane, Kirkpatrick Fleming.

Native pony – Champion – Camilla Lane, Kirkpatrick Fleming.

Young handlers – Under 8yrs – Anna Carruthers, Waterbeck. Under 12yrs – Hannah Milligan, Dumfries. 12-17yrs – Ruby Irving.

Champion pony – Ottilie Stewart, Lochmaben.

Champion hill pony – Chloe Gorman,Dumfries. Eskdale Pony Club member – Champion – Hannah Milligan.