So was the work worth it? ‘Zack got a silver dish and it was nice because on that silver dish, for belted Galloways, when you turn it over, the first list of names goes back about forty years. It even went back to Sharon Logan, who works here, her grandfather from Gearach, he was on it. So you recognise all the names, all the farms, so that was lovely…’
Fiona continues, ‘It was about the boys taking part, it was about them wanting to do something, and I think that’s quite important with the show, having young people doing things and keeping the show going because that’s what it’s all about, the next generation. And it was lovely there because all their friends were there, you know, even Ailsa’s daughters won the horse competition, and all their friends were showing sheep and cows. And that’s what it’s all about, that sense of community and sense of belonging. So it’s more than just showing cows.
‘And, you know, it’s so easy not to do it, or think it’s too much effort, or, ‘it’s raining, I can’t go.’ But the moment you stop doing that, you lose so much. Don’t you? Because it’s all about, everyone likes to have roots and a sense of belonging.’