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Perthshire farming couple bound for Miss World

A Perthshire farming couple are this week leaving their wellies behind and travelling to South Africa to attend the glamorous Miss World competition.

Morag and Alistair Brewster of Rotmell Farm, Dunkeld are leaving the winter cattle and sheep work on the family farm to travel to Johannesburg with life-long friend, Marilyn McAloon, Miss Scotland’s mum.

Dunblane-based tennis coach Katharine Brown, who was crowned Miss Scotland earlier in the year, has been away from home for around a month in the run-up to the Miss World final, which is set to be watched by millions of viewers around the globe.

Katharine has been performing well in the preliminary rounds of the competition and has been placed in the top 12 in Miss World Top Model, top seven in Miss World Talent and third in Miss World Beach Bikini. Of the 112 entrants only 20 will make it through to the final on Saturday and the Brewsters believe Katharine is in with a very good chance.

“Everyone is very proud of how well Katharine has done to get this far. She is really a lovely girl in every way and I hope that Scotland is proud of her amazing achievements so far,” said Morag Brewster.

Together with son, Alex, the Brewsters run an organic farm including 1800 sheep, 100 Aberdeen-Angus cross cows and 4000 free range hens.

Miss Scotland’s Mum was brought up on a family farm near Muthill and Katharine, a keen sportswoman, regularly refers to her love of good food, including beef, when writing about her experiences over the past few weeks in her on-line diary.

Quality Meat Scotland, the body which promotes and develops the Scotch Beef, lamb and pork industry, has given the Brewsters a special edition t-shirt as a gift to take to Johannesburg with them.