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Gundogs grace the new Highland Hall

Almost 2000 gundogs and their owners will be heading for the new Highland Hall at the Royal Highland Centre in November for one of Scotland’s top group championship shows.

Although the RHC has a long record of hosting championship dog shows, this will be the first such event for the new facility at Ingliston, Edinburgh, which was opened by HRH The Princess Royal in June.

Leading the way is the Gundog Breeds Association of Scotland who will hold their 23rd Group Championship Show on Saturday, November 8.

The show features around 25 breeds competing in almost 300 classes with Kennel Club Challenge Certificates on offer for both the best dogs and bitches in 17 breed sections. The whole show, including benching, judging rings, trade stands, sponsors and administration, will be under one roof in the 8400 square metre Highland Hall.

‘We have been coming to Ingliston for many years because of its central location and the space available in the showground’, said Secretary Margo Cowe. ‘With the completion of the new exhibition hall, however, it made sense to bring everything inside in one venue. We are sure our exhibitors - and their dogs - will be delighted with the new facility.’ Schedules are now available for the show and entries close on September 22nd.

Royal Highland Centre Manager Grant Knight commented:’The Highland Hall has been designed for a variety of uses and we hope the Gundog Breeds Association show will be the first of many canine events.’