NSA Scotsheep 2018

NSA Scotsheep will be the most important specialist event in the calendar for sheep producers in Scotland, North of England & Ireland in 2018.

An Ayrshire farm offering spectacular views towards Ailsa Craig, Arran, Mull of Kintyre and Northern Ireland is set to host Scotland’s national sheep event, NSA Scotsheep in 2018.

Organised by the Scottish region of the National Sheep Association, NSA Scotsheep 2018 will be held on May 30, 2018, at Kings Arms Farm, Ballantrae, where Robert and Caroline Dalrymple, along with long-time farm manager, Andrew Maclean, run a flock of 1400 ewes with all lambs finished on the farm.

The reputation of the sheep flock is sure to draw a large attendance of sheep farmers and other industry professionals from throughout Scotland and the North of England to Scotland’s leading biennial sheep event. Close proximity to the Cairnryan ferry terminals, will also give a great opportunity to welcome visitors from Ireland.

Mr Dalrymple said he is delighted and honoured to be asked to host such an important event for the sheep industry in Scotland and looked forward to welcoming fellow sheep farmers to Kings Arms Farm.

The event will feature a farm tour over 200 commercial, sheep breed society and individual breeder stands, competitions, working demonstrations seminars etc. 

In 2016 the event was held at Blythbank, West Linton (Glenrath Farms Ltd - Attendance 8000), 2014 - Quixwood, Berwickshire (Macfarlane Farms Ltd - Attendance 6500) and in 2012 at the Morrison Farm at Dumfries House (Attendance 8000).

 Further details will be posted as and when various activities have been put in place by the organising committee.

From L to R – John Fyall (NSA Scotland Chairman), Robert Dalrymple (Host Farmer), Andrew Maclean (Kings Arms Farm Manager), George Allan (NSA Scotsheep 2018 Event Chairman).
From L to R – John Fyall (NSA Scotland Chairman), Robert Dalrymple (Host Farmer), Andrew Maclean (Kings Arms Farm Manager), George Allan (NSA Scotsheep 2018 Event Chairman).