It’s a must in the calendar Border Union Show

It seems a while since I wrote a blog spot about the Scottish Borders.  So I thought one was over due.  Today’s blog is about the Border Union Show which takes place today and tomorrow at the Border Union Showground in Kelso.

It’s a smaller version of the highland show and a key date in the Borders Calendar of events.  There is lots to see and do with farm animals of all descriptions.  I love the chicken tent.  So many different varieties and looks.  But I also like taking a look at all the different types of sheep there are and trying to guess the winning ones.  Which I fail at miserably.

The food tent full of local produce is a favourite with all the family and we love to treat ourself to some Doddingtons ice-cream.  Plus we usually get some special treats for tea and there is usually a great cheese counter. 

It has to be said that my daughter and I love the shops at the Border Union Show full stop.  From the craft fair to the other stalls.  It has become a tradition in the Drane household that the girls get our annual Joules top at the festival.  This is looked forward to by my daughter in particular for weeks in advance.  OK and by me too! My son who doesn’t like the flower power and bright colours of Jolues gets his annual double-decker bus at the show.  My poor husband gets the joy of treating us all and making sure his girls are fully Julsed for another year.

The kids love the shows and in particular taking me on the waltzer and laughing at me screaming from beginning to end.  We always have to set a budget for this part of the day as other wise our monthly treats budget would be spent at the shows.  And given we have two weeks to go till the schools go back we want to prevent that.

There are always plenty of other things to do from learning to fish to learning how to compost properly.  Not forgetting my son’s favourite activity looking at the tractors and combine’s.  And having his photo taken in at least one of them. Then in the main arena entertainment is laid on with lots to see and do.

We can recommend it as is the case with Border events there is a friendly welcoming atmosphere and it makes a great day out.  Plus the weather forecast is looking good and the sun is out as I write this.  For more information see the website.

Maybe see you there?  The Scottish Borders a special part of the world to visit.

It’s a friendly atmosphere too and


About fionadranesblog

40 plus mum of two married with a mad cocker spaniel. Along with two colleagues run Bright Light Marketing a rural marketing agency who specialise in getting rural businesss noticed. Live in St Boswells in the wonderful Scottish Borders. Love books, walking and living life to the full here in the Scottish Borders though its sometimes a juggle!
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