Stunts, stock and shopping at show

The ever-popular Border Union Show returns this week.

Thursday, 28th July 2016, 09:00 am
Updated Friday, 22nd July 2016, 15:17 pm
The Stampede Stunt Team.

The two-day event offers a variety of entertainment, from animal displays and food to shopping, countryside activities and unusual shows.

This year’s main ring programme on Saturday features stunt motorcycle team Lings Golddogs, who are back by popular demand after performing in 2013 and reaching the semi-final of Britain’s Got Talent last year. There is also the Stampede Stunt Team, sheep show, and the Drakes of Hazard duck shepherd Mark Wylie.

The Kelso Pipe Band and Jedforest Instrumental will be playing around the showground on Saturday, and there will be a magician and juggler on both days.

Saturday also sees the Grand Parade of Livestock, Champion of Champions and Heavy Horse Turnouts displays, along with the Carriage Driving Championship.

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There is also the Scottish National Hereford Show, a climbing wall, bungee jumping and fun fair, while 20 plots will display all manner of crops.

The food fair shows off the best of local produce from both sides of the border, and there will also be craft and gift stalls.

The show runs at Springwood Park, Kelso, on Friday and Saturday, from 8am to 5.30pm each day.

Tickets for Friday cost £11 adult, £9 concs, and on Saturday they are £16 adult, £14 concs. Children under 16 go free.