Scottish Club

Happy New Year everyone and here we are again fast approaching the February Bull Sales. Please take note of the following dates, times and a very important social event which hopefully will be of interest.

Bull inspection - 2.30pm, Saturday 3rd February 2018

Show - 2.30pm, Sunday 4th February - starting with heifers

Sale - 11.00am., Monday 5th February - sale of females

Sale - 1.30pm, Monday 5th February - sale of bulls

Scottish Club Social in the form of Supper and Race Night. 6.45pm on Saturday 3rd February at the Stirling Golf Club, Queens Road, Stirling, FK8 3AA. Cost: £15.00, tickets must be booked ahead. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 07887737040] and payable to Rosemary Dickie.

The Society Annual Dinner and Prize-Giving – Sunday 4th February. 7pm for 7.30pm, Stirling Highland Hotel, Spittal Street, FK8 1DU. Tickets are £30.00 each including wine at the table and can booked by phoning or emailing Jo Bailey - 07399452015 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I have been asked to circulate a polite reminder regarding insurances. Please remember that when any events out of the normal farm remit are organised, whether this is the use of a field for car parking, a herd visit or just a party in a field, you must notify your [or the host farm’s] insurance company of the date, event and expected number of visitors. Where events are organised under the auspices of the Society you must get in touch with Jo Bailey [breed secretary] in good time so that she can notify the Society’s insurers.

A risk assessment must also be completed for each event. I have a template if you require one. There is also an HSE trailer guidance information sheet. If visitors are going to be transported round the farm, the trailer must meet the standards required. These directives are only to protect you the farmer/organiser.

Beef Shorthorn Society Merchandise – have you noticed the new Shorthorn merchandise on the Society website or the back of the new Journal? There are polo shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, bodywarmers, ladies/gents soft shell jackets, badges, pins and cuff links. Sweatshirts and hoodies can be reverse printed with wording of your choice for £2.50 per garment. All garments can be embroidered with wording of your choice for £1.50 per garment. A huge choice of colours can be found on the ‘Society’ website. P&P is £10.00 per order and all prices exclude VAT. Please email your orders to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cathryn, our Treasurer will be in touch soon with the invoice for your annual subscription. Cost is as last year: Herd/Joint/Family Membership - £10.00 | Stockperson - £5.00 | Junior [under 18] – FREE.

Email addresses and current phone numbers. If you have had any changes in either or both please let me know as soon as possible so that you don’t miss any Club news.

Look forward to catching up with lots of you at the Bull sales - Rosemary Dickie, secretary.

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Mobile: 07887737040