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CROWDS turned out in force for the annual Campsie Show – and the Herald was there to capture the excitement.

Nearly 5,000 people flocked to Bogton Farm, in Torrance, for the popular event.

The spectacular show, organised by Campsie, Strathblane and Baldernock Agricultural Society, boasted something for all the family from sheep sheering to vintage tractors and cars

The show also featured the gala parade, led by Alloa Bowmar Pipe Band, and the crowning of gala queen Sophie Currie from Torrance Primary, which was organised by Torrance Community Council.

Prizes for a host of events including the cattle, sheep, horse and dog shows and a variety of baking and craft competitionwere presented by Lady Philomena Clark, wife of Sir Arnold Clark.

Isabel Wilson, secretary of the Campsie, Strathblane and Baldernock Agricultural Society, said: “We’re really pleased with how the show went and the amount of support we’ve received from local sponsors, the trade stands that come back every year and the public.

“It was a bit chilly, but we still had a huge crowds. We’re quite a small, friendly show but people keep coming back because they think it’s special.

“The committee would like to thank the Brewster family and Caledonian Properties for allowing the use of the field, all those who sponsored the show and the public for coming along. We are currently looking for helpers for next year’s show. If anyone would like to get involved they should email isabelle@westerhillfarm.co.uk.”