THE MANOR Sheep Dog Trials went ahead at Woodhouse Farm near Peebles last weekend.

And it featured dogs and their masters from throughout the UK – testing their skills and ability to work together.

These trials are popular in Peeblesshire which is a busy sheep farming community.

And a hugely enjoyable day was had by competitors and spectators.

The results were as follows:

First was A Carnegie from Comrie with Sue on .95 closely followed F Farthing from Wales with Belle on .92. Third was S McFarlane with Sal .89. Fourth was F Farthing with Sal .89. Fifth was A Stewart with Molly.88. Sixth was J Letang with Slip .87. Seventh was A Stewart with Olly .86 and eighth was I Lockhart with Bill .85.

The highest pointed Peeblesshire shepherd was D Wallace with Jock.

The highest pointed shepherd was F Farthing with Belle.

The best collie was D Aitken’s bitch Nell. Best outrun was E Foster; and the overall sheep champion was J Glasgow of Felton Farm with a textless ewe lamb.

The blackface champion, judged by Dean Aitken of Kerrfield Farm in Peebles, was Mhairi Stewart of South Parks with a ewe lamb.

The mule champion was Allan Smellie of Kailzie Mains with a ewe.

The fat lambs champion, judged by James Dick of Hamildean Farm in Peebles, was J Smellie of Posso Farm.

Organisers would like to thank Robert Barr of Woodhouse Farm for the use of his land and also to sponsors Scott Motors Innerleithen, Meikle Fencing, Harbro, Armac Vetenary and many more.