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A very special farming couple attracted a large crowd to the sheep rings at the Royal Highland Show today (Sunday 25th June) for a charity endeavour which moved everyone who watched it.

Argyllshire hill farmer, George MacPherson, very carefully took the clippers to his wife Sybil’s locks, a year to the day after she clipped his impressive beard for charity.

Two of Scotland’s top weather presenters, working for rival television channels, took part in a lively charity cook-off on the Quality Meat Scotland stand at the Royal Highland Show this weekend.

BBC’s Judith Ralston took on STV’s Sean Batty in a brilliant 40 minutes of banter and cooking which even included an impromptu song from former opera singer, Judith.

The butcher v baker Scotch Pie show-down in Quality Meat Scotland’s Scotch Kitchen at the Royal Highland Show produced some fantastic banter as well as a great spectacle of pie-making talent!

The bake-off contestants, with 80 years of experience between them, were John Gall of Brownings the Bakers in Kilmarnock and Paul Boyle of Boghall Butchers in Bathgate.

International Rugby Sevens Player Scott Riddell is set to take on former Scotland football player Ally Dawson in a Royal Highland Show cook off set to test the players’ skills off the pitch.

The action will be happening in the Scotch Kitchen on the Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) stand (Avenue O, Stand 563) at 1.25pm at the show tomorrow.

The pair will be challenged to produce a quick, tasty, nutritious dish using Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI and a range of ingredients from a mystery bag.

Some of the most famous locks in Scottish farming are set to be shorn at the Royal Highland Show.

Argyllshire hill farmer Sybil MacPherson, who starred with husband George in the hit BBC series “This Farming Life” has decided to have her hair shorn at the show to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Sybil, who is immediate past chairman of the National Sheep Association of Scotland and actively involved with NFU Scotland, is well-known for her trademark tousled locks. She farms at Brackley, near Dalmally where she and George run 2000 ewes, mostly Blackface with some Cheviots and a 100 Shetlands.

Opportunities to improve livestock performance and reduce costs will be the focus of the next Borders monitor farm meeting on Wednesday 28 June.

Robert and Lesley Mitchell, along with son Stuart, farm at Whitriggs near Denholm. The family is constantly looking for ways to improve the performance of their suckler herd and their Lleyn flock. However, they are aware that everything they do must be cost effective.

The key role played by migrant labour in the Scottish red meat chain is highlighted in a Brexit briefing paper published by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) today (Tuesday June 20th 2017).

The Scottish red meat industry generates an annual output of around £2.4 billion and creates employment for more than 30,000 people, of which non-UK labour plays an important part.

A butcher and a baker will go head-to-head in a Scotch Pie Bake-off in the Scotch Kitchen at the Royal Highland Show this week.

Award-winning Bathgate butcher Paul Boyle will take on John Gall of Kilmarnock-based Brownings the Bakers in the challenge set to take place in the Quality Meat Scotland cookery theatre at 12.40 pm on Thursday 22nd June.