All the fun of The Angus Show at Brechin

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‘A great day out’ was the verdict of the crowds that turned up to enjoy The Angus Show at Brechin at the weekend.

The weather could have been better but the light drizzle that fell for a good part of the day did nothing to dampen the spirits of competitors and spectators alike at this the 161st Angus Show.

Show chairman Allan Alston said he was delighted with how things went.

“We had good entries and everyone that entered has turned up and this only a few days before the Royal Highland Show,” said Allan.

“The stock classes have been particularly good and the judges said that the cattle classes had been tremendous both in quality and number,” he added.

Highlights on the day included pony clubs games, always guaranteed to get the crowd involved and the sheep shearing competition was also a big draw with the final between Scotland and New Zealand young farmers drawing plenty spectators into the marquee where the boys dealt with the sheep at remarkable speed.

The vintage cars and tractors on show were popular and the produce marquee where the industrial sections had been judged drew plenty of admirers to comment on the flower arrangements, baking, needlework and handicrafts entered in the various categories.