Sunday, August 18, 2013

Moffat Madness

Moffat's bedding was late in going in this year, because of the cold spring, but the many flower beds and planters are looking good now. Moffat's 'station park' is built on the area around where the town's station once was, the branch line to Beattock having closed in 1954.

There's a clue in this photo of the Moffat Ram about what was set to take place today!

The town was packed for the occasion. And if the whole idea seems a bit odd, I can confirm that it is! But great fun.

The main attraction was indeed sheep races! There were five rounds. The going was 'good'.

Each round declared a winner, and all these contested the final.

My pick led for much of the final, then fell away!

There was entertainment too. These are the 'Samba Sisters'.

Short of taiko, this looked like the most fun you can have with a big drum!

Food options today? Annandale is nothing if not cosmopolitan. Kittikan makes a delicious Thai green chicken curry, and with a nod to the Scottish palate, today you could have some chips on the side. She has her own business locally, see here.

Lots of fun for young and not-so-young alike!

The Leadhills Silver Band entertains!

A rendition of Abba's 'Super Trouper' just had to be heard!

These Annandale Young Farmers were fundraising for RSABI (see here).

They had hauled this tractor all the way from Lockerbie. Full marks to them.

Photos © Skip Cottage

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