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Glasgow's Success at Royal Highland Show

Published 26/6/17

Royal Highland Show

Glasgow City Council's livestock team is celebrating success at the Royal Highland Show again this year.

Head Carter, Lorraine Clark, and her 10-year-old mount Spencer were 5th in the Ridden Clydesdale class - qualifying for the Horse of the Year Show at Birmingham NEC in October. Spencer, who is stabled at Pollok Country Park, stands 18 hands high.

Glasgow also took first place in the 3-year-old Heifer class with Chorrach 13th of Pollok (Chorrach is Scottish Gaelic for Rugged) who was also named Reserve Female Champion. Chorrach was shown by Senior Stockman, Matthew Auld. A trio of our Highland cattle also took fourth place in the Best Native Breed class.

Hazel Nicholls, Assistant Livestock Supervisor, said: "I would like to say how pleased and proud I am of the achievements of Matt Auld and Melissa Lurinsky with the Highland cattle's success at all of this year's shows including the Royal Highland Show. The cattle have been champions at every one. This is due to the hard work and dedication of Matt and Mel throughout the year.

"Credit must also be given to Lorraine Clark and Thomas Keowan with the Clydesdale Horses and their attention to detail in presenting the horses at all the events they attend but still finding time to prepare for competition as the results at the Royal Highland Show confirm."

A record 190,000 visitors attended this year's Royal Highland Show at Ingliston, Edinburgh, which was organised by the Royal Highland & Agricultural Society of Scotland. Last year, Glasgow lifted the Overall Champion title with Highland cow Una Ruadh.

Published 26/6/17

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