Country fair gets set

THE Simonside Country Fair takes place on Sunday, August 14.

This year’s event, in aid of Help for Heroes, features a packed programme, including children’s sports, Cumberland wrestling, terrier-racing and the Fair’s International Egg Throwing competition, while attractions in the main ring include sheep-dog handler Emma Gray.

The main fair opens at noon with a marching parade by the Rothbury Highland Pipe Band and is held at the show ground at Forestburngate, by The Gate pub on the B6342 road south of Rothbury. Admission/parking is by donation.

For more information, visit www.sim onsidefair.co.uk or leave a message for the committee on 01669 620512.