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Stirling to Host UK’s Biggest National Blackface Show

The biggest show of Blackface Sheep in the country is set to take place in the City of Stirling on Sunday 29th July.

The prestigious National Show of the Blackface Sheep Breeders’ Association is held every five years and has attracted a bumper 330 entries from Scotland and northern England.

Hundreds of Blackface enthusiasts and hill farmers from all over the UK and Ireland will descend on host venue Stirling Agricultural Centre, the HQ of United Auctions.

It will be only the second time in the history of both the show and the breed that all three types of Blackface sheep – North (Perth), South (Lanark & Newton Stewart) and North of England (Hexham) – will be shown at the same event.

Billy Renwick, President of the Association, who runs the Blackhouse flock at Yarrow, Selkirk, believes the show has a great deal to offer to both exhibitors and spectators alike. He said: “It’s a great occasion to showcase the very best of all three types of Blackie and to compete against people from all areas of Scotland and the North of England. But, not only that, it’s a fantastic social event, especially this year as we have seen the dismal wet weather put a stop to many of the summer shows.”

He added: “We are also very grateful to all our sponsors for supporting the event, especially our main sponsor VG Energy.”

Matt Stevenson, Sales Manager/Auctioneer and Head of Store Sheep Sales at Scotland’s leading livestock auctioneers, said: “This is set to be an outstanding show of quality pedigree sheep and we’re delighted to bring such a major event in the Blackface calendar to the Stirling Agricultural Centre.”

Entries will be shown in two rings in the Exhibition Hall and judging starts at 11am.


Notes to Editor
North (Perth) Type – Alan Petrie of Tannadice, Forfar
South (Lanark & Newton Stewart) Type – Angus Kennedy of Biggar
North of England (Hexham) Type – James Herdman of Edlingham Newtown, Alnwick

Issued by JK Consultancy on behalf of United Auctions.

For further information, please contact:
United Auctions – Jenny Kumar on 07989 557198 or jenny@jkconsultancy.com
Blackface Sheep Breeders’ Association – Aileen McFadzean on 07768 820405

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Development Land For Sale Opens Potential For New Stirling Business Community

A parcel of land is now available for sale that offers a significant opportunity to develop a major new business community in Stirling.

Joint agents CKD Galbraith and Thursz Property Consulting are marketing the 19.5-acre site on behalf of Moto Hospitality Ltd.

Located adjacent to Moto’s Stirling motorway service area off Pirnhall roundabout at junction 9 of the M9/M80 motorway, the land comes with ‘minded to grant’ planning consent to create a new business park on the south side of Stirling for a mixed use office and leisure development.

The site, which is accessed through the service area where fuel, restaurant and overnight accommodation is available, boasts excellent road, rail and air communications with over half of Scotland’s population living within 60 minutes’ drive from Stirling’s city centre.

Straddling both the M9 and M80 motorways, the land is accessed by direct road links to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth, Dundee and the Central Belt.

Stirling’s railway station provides regular services to Glasgow, Edinburgh and beyond, and the capital’s airport is only a 30-minute drive away with Glasgow International Airport accessible in under 60 minutes.

The site has detailed planning permission, subject to a Section 75 agreement, for 174,330 sq ft for Class 4 offices and 17,700 sq ft for Class 11 leisure buildings and associated infrastructure, including more than 560 parking spaces.

As one of Scotland’s fastest growing areas, Stirling is a business location of choice for major companies including HSBC, Prudential and Stirling University. As well as its excellent links to other parts of the country, the area’s spectacular scenery, with its panoramic views of the Wallace Monument and Stirling Castle, has seen SEPA, Scottish Institute of Sport and Association of Scottish Colleges recognise it as an ideal location for corporate headquarters.

In addition to its thriving business community, the city has a strong retail and tourism industry. The gateway to Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, Stirling offers a dynamic mix of heritage and contemporary University culture that attracts more than 4.5 million visitors each year.

David Thursz of Thursz Property Consulting said: “This is a major development opportunity right in the centre of Scotland. Its excellent transport links and position between the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow will be a huge benefit in attracting new, established and relocating companies and their workforces to the area.”

Richard Higgins, Partner at CKD Galbraith, said: “Stirling’s recent development history is incredibly positive, with the success of the Castle Business Park and United Auctions’ Stirling Agricultural Centre, both situated at the next junction to the north, demonstrating the appeal of the area to a wide-ranging occupier base, including national public sector companies.”

For further information please contact Richard Higgins on 0131 240 6960 or David Thursz on 01620 810726. Price is available on application.


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  • Picture caption: Aerial view of the development land for sale at Pirnhall, Stirling – available on request

For further information please contact Jenny Kumar of JK Consultancy on 07989 5571989 or email jenny@jkconsultancy.com

CKD Galbraith – www.ckdgalbraith.co.uk

CKD Galbraith is an independent property consultancy specialising in serving the needs of private clients. It employs over 180 people in offices in Edinburgh, Stirling, Perth, Cupar, Inverness, Aberfeldy, Castle Douglas, Ayr, Elgin, Galashiels, Kelso and Peebles.

The firm provides the full range of property consulting services across the commercial, residential and rural sectors throughout Scotland. The company enjoys a successful relationship with its associate firm in London, CKD Kennedy Macpherson.

CKD Galbraith’s commercial arm delivers partner-led commercial property intelligence across a range of services, including property and asset management, professional services, investment consultancy, sales, lettings and acquisitions, project co-ordination, facilities management and building surveying.

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Stirling Agricultural Centre – record price of 90,000gns

United Auctions’ Stirling Agricultural Centre hosted the Suffolk Sheep Society Northern Area show and sale last week (Friday, July 29th 2011).

200 pedigree Suffolk ram lambs consigned from the UK and the Republic of Ireland were forward. Buyers travelled from all over the UK, Republic of Ireland and mainland Europe.

The show and sale was a highly successful event with a record price of 90,000gns (£94,500) being achieved for a ram lamb consigned by Mr Dan Tynan, Beechill Farm, Doon, Mountrath, Co Laois, Republic of Ireland and purchased by Mr M A Evans, Tan-Yr-Accar, Llanrhaeadr, Denbigh, North Wales.

164 lambs sold to average £2225.43.

The Suffolk Sheep Society also held their annual dinner and prize giving at Stirling Agricultural Centre.

David Leggat MBE, executive chairman of United Auctions said: “We were pleased that this very important event has moved to Stirling Agricultural Centre. The event attracted a huge crowd of customers from a wide radius, many of whom stayed at hotels and guest houses in the Stirling area.

“The central location and excellent facilities at Stirling Agricultural Centre was one of the factors in the event being staged here.

“We were elated with the outcome of the sale, the feature being a record price, which eclipsed the previous record by 15,000gns.

“The fact that 164 lambs were sold was also very satisfying.

“We already have confirmation that the event is to be staged at Stirling Agricultural Centre next year, which we are absolutely delighted about.”