Bute sheepdog trials to be held this week

Bute Sheepdog Trials Association committee member Bobby Middleton in action at the 2014 event. This year's trials take place at Eskechraggan farm on July 15, 2015.
Bute Sheepdog Trials Association committee member Bobby Middleton in action at the 2014 event. This year's trials take place at Eskechraggan farm on July 15, 2015.

Bute’s annual sheepdog trials will take place at Eskechraggan farm near Rothesay this Wednesday, July 15.

Always a favourite feature of the island’s summer events calendar, the trials attracted an entry of 58 shepherds and dogs from all over Scotland in 2014, with Roddy McDiarmid and his dog Jim winning the open crown after amassing 96 points out of a hundred, and John Baker and Vicky taking the prize for the best Bute-only entry.