Thousands of visitors enjoy historic Drymen Show

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Nearly four thousand visitors flocked to the popular

Drymen agricultural show last Saturday - and the sun shone for the crowds.

This was the 187th event, which is organised by Strathendrick Agricultural Society and held in the showfield near Drymen Bridge.

The show celebrates its 200th year in 2016, although it will only be the 188th event due to two World Wars, foot-and-mouth and bad weather.

The overall champion of the agricultural section came from Stuart Bett and Lynsey MacKay, from Castletown Farm in Airth, with their commercial heifer (Moonstone) sired by a continental breed. There were over 310 sheep from nine breeds with 64 entries each from Scottish Blackface and Zwartbles. In the cattle section there were 32 entries of Highland cattle and 13 Hereford, 13 Clydesdales, seven heavy horse turnouts and 21 Highland ponies.

There were also 20 vintage tractors and implements, while the first ever Drymen Show Bake-Off attracted 12 entries of Victoria sponges.

There was also trade stands, craft tent, funfair, live music and entertainment, including a falconry display and wooden carving by Chainsaw Magic.

Results to follow in next week’s paper.