NSA Scottish Region supports the country’s future shepherds at LiveScot event
30th November 2023
The Scottish Region of the National Sheep Association (NSA) was pleased to witness a positive future for its sheep sector from capable young handlers demonstrating their knowledge and skills at last weekend’s LiveScot event.
LiveScot is the Scottish National Winter Fair held at Lanark Agricultural Centre. Taking place last Friday 24th and Saturday 25th November, NSA Scottish Region was delighted to attend and show its support for the event by sponsoring the National Fat Stock Club 2023 young handlers classes – A highlight of the event for many.
Ably handling her texel ewe lamb, Jenna Johnstone from South Lanarkshire (pictured), took the title of Champion Young Handler and was presented with the Walkerdyke Cup for her efforts. Picking up the reserve title was Alexander Clark from Stranraer.
Attending on behalf of NSA Scottish Region was NSA Scotland Chair Peter Myles. He comments: “Congratulations to the winners and well done to all competitors for taking part. It is fantastic to see a great show of sheep and enthusiasm coming from the younger generations of avid stock keepers. We look forward to seeing you again in future years!”
The region’s support for the future Scottish sheep farmers continues next year as the Scottish heat of the NSA Next Generation Shepherd competition will take place at the much anticipated NSA Scot Sheep event.
NSA Scot Sheep will take place on Wednesday 5th June 2024 at Aikengall Farm, Innerwick, Dunbar, East Lothian, EH42 1SG, by kind permission of the Hamilton family, with the Next Generation shepherd competition taking place the day before the event.
Further information on NSA Scot Sheep can be found at www.scotsheep.org.uk