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.
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.