Ten pairs of Highland Show tickets up for grabs

NEWS:  ROYAL HIGHLAND SHOW AT INGLISTON.  ''CLAIRE STEWART, 8, FROM ABERDEEN GETS TO GRIPS WITH HIGHLAND COW,  BACHY THE THIRD. ''Adjusted picture.
NEWS: ROYAL HIGHLAND SHOW AT INGLISTON. ''CLAIRE STEWART, 8, FROM ABERDEEN GETS TO GRIPS WITH HIGHLAND COW, BACHY THE THIRD. ''Adjusted picture.

The Lottery funded project Farming 4 All is organising a trip to the Royal Highland Show for deserving young people in the Scottish Borders.

The day out will be for 10 young people aged 13 to 17 who will each receive a pair of tickets, coach travel to and from the show, and lunch at the Show ground.

The idea behind the Farming 4 All project is to encourage young people in the Scottish Borders to consider agriculture and its diversifications as a career option.

Visiting the Royal Highland Show will show young people how many different careers there are associated with farming as well as providing a really fun day out.

“We decided to launch this project with a trip to the Highland Show as it is such a great day out, but also showcases not just farming but all kinds of different industries” said Helen Henderson the project coordinator.

“We are looking for 10 young people who either have an interest in farming or who deserve a treat, and would enjoy this kind of day out. If you know of a young person who has excelled at something or come through a difficult time, or someone who has put themselves out to help another and who would enjoy this kind of day out, please nominate them for a pair of tickets.”

The trip is on Thursday, June 20, and will be free to the first 10 names pulled out at random.

The young people chosen will receive two tickets so they can bring a friend.

For more information or to nominate someone please contact Helen Henderson, 17 Ramparts Business Park, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1TB, Helen.henderson@journey2self.co.uk, 01289 309487.

Here are some everyday highlights for little VIPs: The Clan Cycle Stunt Team – Countryside Area; Wiseman Dairies – Follow the route of milk from cow to cup; Storytelling tipi; Climbing walls and kayaking in the Countryside Area.