Archive for August 12th, 2017

Parish Cup heads to Stromness after seven-goal thriller

Stromness prevailed in a Parish Cup classic, beating Rendall in a seven-goal thriller. Ethan Merriman scored an 85th winner to hand Stromness a third consecutive Parish Cup and spark joyous scenes at the Picky. Rendall, however, will feel aggrieved that they were left empty-handed after mounting an astonishing comeback, fighting back from three goals down […]

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Downhill Snowflake is the county’s top horse

Sweeping the board again at this year’s County Show was the Clydesdale horse, Downhill Snowflake. After being named best animal in the heavy horse section, the Irish-bred seven-year-old mare went on to take the top honours in the overall horse championship at today’s show. Shown by J.D. & D. M. Smith, Holburn, Holm Branch Road, […]

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Pullet takes the prize in County Poultry Section

Stephen Hutchison, from Finstown, took home the prize for Best Poultry exhibit at this year’s County Show with his February-born large white Wyandotte Pullet. Stephen has taken home the top prize in previous years, but said he had been surprised to win through this year against such strong competition, particularly the reserve champion — a […]

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Denali named top dog for second year running

The top prize at the County Show Dog Section went to Denali, a Rottweiler belonging to Adell Miller, from Evie. This is the second year in a row that the 20 month old pooch has been named  the county’s top dog. After coming first in the Any Other Breed section, Denali — whose pedigree name is […]

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Davidson does the double

It was double delight for the Davidson family who took the top spot in the cattle section of the County Show, just days after winning the overall title in the Dounby Showyard. It was the homebred three-year-old pedigree Aberdeen Angus cow, Skaill Estella P117, shown by Messrs Davidson, from Skaill Farm in Sandwick, which won […]

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Upper Cornquoy’s Cheviot ewe is named supreme sheep champion

The supreme sheep at the 2017 County Show was a three-crop Cheviot ewe, shown by J. & J. Smith, of Upper Cornquoy, Holm. The sheep was out of a home-bred ewe and sired by Durran Norseman. Speaking shortly after judge Davie Kirkpatrick picked his winner, Alan Smith said: “I’m absolutely delighted. “We’ve shown here for […]

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The County Show kicks-off

The culmination of Orkney’s shows season is here, with the County Show getting underway this morning at the Bignold Park, in the centre of Kirkwall. The County Show is Orkney’s sixth and final agricultural show for 2017 and as well as featuring the cream of the county’s livestock will also feature fairground rides, games stalls […]

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