HRH The Countess of Wessex, Royal Patron of the Border Union Agricultural Society’s Bicentenary year will attend this year’s historic Border Union Show on July 26 and 27 in Kelso.
The show in Springwood Park, Kelso, is set to feature more than 500 exhibitors and more than 2,000 entrants to the various livestock judging categories.
This year’s event will also include a Flavours of the Borders food fair with demonstrations from world-renowned chefs, including Albert Roux and Andrew Fairlie of Gleneagles.
There will be an exciting History of the Horse Pageant featuring stunt riders and, in recognition of the Borders rich agricultural and textile heritage, a Story of Wool showcase that will comprise shearing demonstrations, a Rare Breeds exhibition, spinning, weaving and felting demonstrations and fashion shows.
The daredevil Bolddogs Motorcycle Display team, the New Zealand Locheil Marching Drill Team and The Lowland Royal Scottish Regiment will perform for the crowds, while there will also be children’s entertainment.
Ron Wilson, secretary of the Border Union Agricultural Society, said: “We are honoured that HRH The Countess of Wessex has chosen to attend our bicentenary Border Union Show on both days. The Countess’s presence acknowledges the importance of this event in the Borders calendar and is a wonderful way to mark our 200th year. I am sure the attending crowds will also be delighted to see HRH at the Show.”