Bowhill Update

Our second Dandie Dinmont Heritage Trail Board was unveiled by Lady Louisa Trotter, daughter of the Duke of Buccleuch. During our research we discovered a painting of James Kerss who was Head Gamekeeper at Bowhill. James Kerss discovered “Old Pepper” that was found in a trap. All living Dandies can be traced back to him.

This year Dandie Dinmont will be on Saturday the 1st of June. at Bowhill due to The Haining still under going major refurbishment Amanda Clarkson has kindly agreed to takeover the orginsation of the Derby. Date for your diaries Dandie Derby will be Saturday 1st of June 2024

Our 2nd Dandie Dinmont Heritage Trail will be unveiled at Bowhill by Lady Trotter on Saturday 30th of March. Starts at 1300 hrs.

3rd board will be unveiled on Sunday 5th of May at Oxnam Kirk, where James Davidson is buried.

Dandie Dinmont Heritage Trail

Our first board was installed at Yetholm in June.

The second board will be installed at Bowhill sometime in the first half of 2024, date will be confirmed shortly.

The third board hopefully will be installed at Oxnam Kirk however its stuck at planning with SBC

The fourth board will be erected at The Haining Selkirk all in agreement. The Haining is going under major refurbishment and there has been some slippage on time scales.

We do have more plans, for other boards, but we will wait to ensure the above boards have been erected and in place.

We may have a small surplus in funds to progress a 5th board.

Best wishes to all for 2024.

This year we unveiled our first Dandie Dinmont heritage trail at Kirk Yetholm on Sunday 4th of June. We had the pleasure of Lady Grossart unveiling the Lectern board. 

We are crowd funding this project and the original target was 1 which will cost £1400 however we have reached £4500 means that we can install another 3 that have played a part in the Dandie history. The next location will be at Oxnam Kirk where James Davidson is buried.

Fundraiser by Kenny Allan : Dandie Dinmont Terrier Hertiage Trail (gofundme.com)

Hopefully the Dandie Dinmont Heritage trail will promote an interest in Dandies and show case the beautiful Scottish Borders and North Northumberland. Through strategic placed boards throughout Scottish Borders and Northumberland and help to promote tourism.

Saturday 3rd of June we had our annual Dandie Derby, we had 71 Dandies entered for the race and about another 10 non racing Dandies.

Dandie Dinmont terriers are a rare breed if dogs from the Scottish Borders on average less than 100 are born in the UK every year.

Photo Credit Simon Rishton.

Picture credit Simon Rishton

If you have any queries please get in contact at dandiederby@hotmail.com

Edinburgh Lord Provost at Scott Monument

Dandie Derby 2017


2017 we had over 118 dogs that entered this years, DandieDinmont Dandie.

There was also the small matter of the unveiling of Old Ginger and the 3

day Dandie Festival.


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