Sponsors & Patrons

We would like to thank all of our sponsors for there support and sponsorship for the international Sheepdog Trials.


Principal Sponsor

Gilbertson & Page Ltd, a family company based in rural Hertfordshire, staffed by a dedicated professional team, has been manufacturing dog food since 1873. They have established a reputation for producing quality dog foods that consistently offer tremendous value to dog owners.

Throughout the development & growth of the company over 140 years it has maintained the core principles of quality and value. Gilbertson & Page was awarded the Royal Warrant in 1884, an honour that has been held ever since.


Fundraising Organisations


EventScotland - working to make Scotland the perfect stage for events. Through funding and developing an exciting portfolio of sporting and cultural events EventScotland is helping to raise Scotland’s international profile and boost the economy by attracting more visitors. To find out more about EventScotland’s history click here.


Major Sponsors


Watson Seeds are dedicated to supplying their customers with the best seeds available for whatever situation they require at realistic prices.

They are an independent seed specialist business based in Scotland.  They supply estates, farms and crofts across Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland either directly or through their network of appointed agents and distributors.

The business has strong links with leading plant breeders and variety trialling organisations, enabling Watson Seeds to supply the latest grass varieties and the best advice to meet the tough challenges of today’s farming environment.


East Coast Viners Grain (ECVG), a partnership was founded in 1977 by the Forbes Family with a grain drier, dressing plant and 24,000 tonnes of flat storage space.

The business has grown over the years to the point where it is now one of the key players in the Scottish animal feed industry.

In 1992, the decision was taken to invest in feed compounding to extend the range of services offered to farmers. 

A further £500,000 investment in 1995 increased the capacity of the plant from 25,000 tonnes to 50,000 tonnes.

In 2001, ECVG were awarded full accreditation of the all important UKASTA Feed Assurance Scheme (UFAS). This national scheme has been developed to help restore consumer confidence in British produced livestock products. 


The Firm of Lawrie & Symington was constituted in January 1862.

In September 1867 Mr Lawrie, who had been in business locally as an Auctioneer, and his nephew Mr Symington, first held a livestock auction in Lanark. In 1876, Symington started a weekly sale of stock on a Monday and these sales have continued ever since.

Over the last 150 years, Lawrie & Symington has developed to become a major marketing force with throughput from its livestock activities approaching £50m.

The company's main activity is the marketing of prime, store and pedigree livestock through live auctions from its centres at Forfar and Lanark, which is internationally renowned for its sales of Blackface, Border Leicester and Texel rams along with tractors, forklifts, balers and other general farm implements.


Established in 1872, ANM Group is one of the largest and most progressive producer-owned farming, food and finance businesses in Scotland and ranked in the Top 25 of UK co-operatives.
With more than 140 years at the centre of the agricultural industry in Scotland and highly diversified with interests in the land market, commercial and industrial plant and machinery and equipment and the catering and hospitality industry, ANM Group are dedicated to maximising returns for their 5,000 members, ensuring the sector is fit for the future.

Their diverse services and expertise provides customers and members with the infrastructure, skills and systems to trade their livestock, goods and services openly and fairly.



Over the last 50 years, Tornado has become the name in quality fencing across the agricultural, equestrian, forestry and infrastructure sectors.

They are the only fencing manufacturer to have evolved from a fence contracting business, so they know what it takes to design, manufacture and install the perfect fence.

Their unique understanding of how a fence needs to perform, combined with their meticulous attention to detail in all their processes and their hugely experienced team, allows them to create the fencing solution you are looking for; maximum protection with minimum lifetime costs.

Tornado is now widely recognised as the industry-leading fencing manufacturer.


Algo is renowned throughout Scotland as a building contractor that you can trust to deliver on time and on budget.

Their reputation within the Agricultural buildings sector is long since established with their early developments dating back to the early 1980’s.

Since then they have developed into other sectors and have an impressive portfolio of building contracts spanning agriculture, industrial, commercial and educational with sports.

Their knowledge in construction is unrivalled and as a main contractor they take great pride in their ability to transfer skills and knowledge from one sector to another and to build their expertise with every project they complete.



Established in 1977 and based in Brechin, Duncan McIntosh Trailers Ltd is a family-run business specialising in Trailers and Tow-bars.

Proudly, they are a National Trailer and Towing Association Quality Secure Accredited Trailer and Tow-bar Centre.

They are Main Distributors for Ifor Williams Trailers for the Dundee, Perth and Angus areas. They keep a large range of trailers and spares in stock and their knowledgeable and friendly staff are always on hand to advise on the different models of trailers available. They pride themselves on their highly experienced staff and fully equipped workshop that allows them to service and repair most models of trailer from stock, thus minimising customer down-time.


The Association was formed on 20 August 1901 at a meeting in Lanark to promote the interests of the blackface sheep breed.

Their website aims to provide information about the breed, contact details for the various branches throughout the UK, details of sales, blackface lamb markets, and current information about the activities of the Association.

Davidsons Farm & Country Ltd are based in the heart of Perthshire at Welton Road Blairgowrie. Supplying animal health products for over 100 years they have an established reputation for delivering quality products with expert advice.

They supply farming requisites to their customer base from Stirlingshire to Aberdeenshire and Invernessshire via their own delivery vehicles and selected transport partners.

Founded in the UK in 1855, Savills is one of the world's leading property agents. Their experience and expertise spans the globe, with 600 offices across the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.

Their scale gives them wide-ranging specialist and local knowledge, and they take pride in providing best-in-class advice as they help individuals, businesses and institutions make better property decisions.

Rettie & Co. is one of the most trusted and well-respected names in property. Their unrivalled market knowledge helps people from around the world buy, sell, let and develop property in Scotland and the North East of England - from city apartments and rural cottages to large townhouses and prime country homes, farms and estates. They deal with some of the most prestigious properties on the market, but provide the same exceptional standards of service and value for money to all their clients.

NFU Scotland supports and promotes their members to achieve a sustainable and profitable future for Scottish agriculture.

The organisation was formed in 1913 and is Scotland’s leading agricultural organisation representing 9,000 farmers, crofters, growers and other supporters the length and breadth of the country. NFUS works alongside its sister organisations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as other rural, business and consumer groups, to deliver on their purpose.

When seven farmers from the Midlands set out to attract new union members in 1910, few of them would have predicted how successful they’d be.

Yet, over a century later, they continue to offer expert insurance to the farming community and remain an integral part of the British countryside. They've grown to become a leading name outside farming too, and now offer an extensive range of personal cover with the same expertise.

East of Scotland Farmers, at the Heart of Farming in Strathmore.

Suppliers of Grain, Fertiliser, Seed and Seed Dressing, Animal Feeds, Agronomy and Chemicals and Haulage.

Ritchie was established over 140 years ago as a blacksmithing service to the local community of Gateside in the County of Angus, Scotland.  As farming advanced during the late 19th and early 20th Century, traditional blacksmithing skills were replaced with the manufacturing of a small range of innovative implements designed to improve efficiency and reduce labour inputs as horsepower gave way to steam and tractor power.  This business expansion necessitated relocating from the country into the town of Forfar where Ritchie continued to develop and manufacture products for both the livestock and arable industries.

Today Ritchie occupy a 14-acre site on the outskirts of Forfar, which houses their manufacturing and business centre, and a manufacturing depot situated in Birmingham.  Investment in the latest galvanising, CNC, robotic and computer technologies support a skilled and motivated workforce with products supplying the UK and world markets.

@Deveron Show & Events

Tel: 07706 760442

From Event Cleaning, Loo hire to waste management - Deveron Show & Events

For all your portable chemical toilet hires.

Deveron cleaning services are part of the DCS (Huntly)  team, they have over 25 years experience in the cleaning industry, and their specialist events cleaning team have been covering shows and events, large or small throughout Scotland for the past 5 years.

Alan Mackay Machinery is based on the outskirts of Forfar,Angus just off the A90 Forfar by-pass. Alan Mackay Machinery was established in 2004 and is owned and managed by Alan and Irene Mackay and Ross Anderson who have many years in the agricultural trade.

Alan Mackay Machinery offers some of the best farm equipment available to the agricultural industry, they include VALTRA tractors, AMAZONE farm machinery, SUMO tillage eqiupment, KRONE forage solutions , HERDI palletisers, SCHOUTEN grading equipment, KRM machinery, MCHALE machinery, NC equipment, WEIDEMANN loaders, HAITH vegetable handling solutions and APV equipment to name but a few.

Alan Mackay Machinery can also source good quality used farm machinery to suit your requirments and budget.

The creation of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) took place in 2012 by merging SAC (the Scottish Agricultural College) with three respected partners (Barony, Elmwood and Oatridge Colleges).

SRUC exists to deliver comprehensive skills, education and business support for Scotland’s land-based industries, founded on world class and sector-leading research, education and consultancy. The integration of these three complementary ‘knowledge exchange’ services is of significant value to all with an interest in land-based activities – be they learners, businesses, communities or policy-makers.


Coventry for Fencing is a family owned business and has been servicing the Agricultural, Domestic and Industrial sectors for over 40 years.

The business is structured to serve all Scotland and the North of England with a fleet of vehicles providing a quick and reliable delivery service from its Auchterarder, Doune and Carstairs depots. They provide all fencing needs plus components and accessories for Domestic, Agricultural and Industrial needs at very competitive prices. They also offer an enormous range of wood-based products for home and garden.


An amazing range of fine Food and Drink. As well as your daily essentials, Castleton Farm shop stocks the best of local produce.

It is a real treat to visit Castleton in Berry season – the aroma of strawberries meets you at the door. Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries and Cherries are all picked daily at the farm and delivered to the shop for you to take home – you won’t get fresher than that!

They also stock a wide range of gifts. To accompany the gifts, they also provide a range of beautiful wrapping papers and cards to suit every occasion. Pop into the shop to have a browse, they'll make you feel very welcome.

In addition we would like to thank the following companies for their sponsorship support:

P Allison Recycling

Ashmore and Strone Estate Ltd

Capital Leisurewear

D M Carnegie of Laurencekirk

Trevor Rush


Kinloch Castle Friends

BD Leathers



Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal