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Sponsors & Patrons



We would like to thank all of our sponsors and fundraisers, without them it would be extremely difficult for us to run the National.




Principal Sponsors



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.




Main Sponsors


We are honoured that the Scottish National Sheepdog Trial has been selected to receive support from EventScotland.


EventScotland is 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.

The Year of Young People 2018 is looking to drive genuine collaboration across a range of sectors and interests and celebrate yet another of Scotland’s greatest assets – the children and young people.

The year is a great opportunity to celebrate the amazing talents and achievements of young people in Scotland. As part of this, the 2018 Themed Year provides a unique opportunity to develop a high impact, celebratory events programme that puts young people at the centre of its development and delivery, creating new and valuable experiences for young Scots and their families and visitors. 



Magnox, owned by Cavendish Fluor Partnership, is the management and operations contractor responsible for safely managing 12 nuclear sites and one hydroelectric plant in the UK working for the sites’ owner, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).

Magnox are responsible for managing the sites through their lifecycles, overseeing all aspects of defuelling and decommissioning.





Agria is one of the world’s leading animal insurers, specialising in small animal and equine insurance. Founded in Sweden over 120 years ago, Agria came to the UK in 2009 and is now a prominent feature of the UK pet insurance industry. In the UK, Agria insures cats, dogs and Rabbits.






Davidsons Animal Feeds is a family run business committed to the 
highest standards, quality and always dedicated to delivering excellence. Their feeds
can help you ensure the good health, welfare and production of your livestock.



Norbrook was established in 1969, in Newry, Northern Ireland, UK, by the late Lord Ballyedmond. It is one of the largest, family owned, veterinary pharmaceutical companies in the world. Their portfolio of trusted animal health products is distributed in more than 100 countries through their Regional Sales Team and a network of longstanding distribution partners.




A H Mackie & Co are a long established blacksmiths based in Boyd Street, Largs. Over the last 30 years, they have diversified into all aspects of lawn, garden and ground care equipment covering all of Ayrshire, Inverclyde, Renfrewshire and beyond.



The Blackface Sheep Breeders' Association

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




Through their family business, Wood Burning Stoves Limited, Tom and Susan Bagan have personally overseen the design, manufacture and distribution of their Country Kiln wood burning and multi-fuel stoves for over a decade. From their base in Ayrshire, Scotland, Tom and Sue offer high quality wood burning stoves and honest, straightforward advice to customers throughout the UK and across Europe.



In the mid 1990’s the centre of West Kilbride was in serious economic decline with over half of the retail premises boarded up and empty. The community was demoralised and vandalism and disrepair was evident throughout the village.

In 1998 a group of community activists and elected representatives, supported by the community, launched West Kilbride Community Initiative Limited (WKCIL) as a vehicle to regenerate the community by creating Scotland’s only designated Craft and Design town. 






Garden Rooms are a family owned business who specialise in the design, manufacture and build of Garden Rooms, therefore whatever space and budget you have they are able to produce a Garden Room to suit your requirements.



Founded in 1964 as a tractor dealership in Carlisle, Lloyd Ltd has grown considerably over the past five decades but has retained its approach and style as a family-run business with local roots.

With branches across the North of England and South of Scotland - in Alnwick, Bishop Auckland, Carlisle, Dumfries, Kelso, Newcastle and Penrith, as well as Doosan specialist Construction Plant in Middlesbrough – Lloyd Ltd offers a range of new and used equipment and machinery to support industry sectors covering agriculture, groundcare, construction and materials handling.



Established since 1936, Mactaggart & Co are a dynamic firm of solicitors and estate agents with a proud reputation for high quality service.



The  ‘Scotpen’ mobile sheep handling system is thoughtfully designed with some unique features and is  manufactured with care in lightweight aluminium.

Designed and built for ‘Scotpen Quality’ in preference to quantity, the bars and panels are specially designed for strength and durability.



Krka’s basic line of business is the production and sale of prescription pharmaceuticals, non-prescription products and animal health products.

The company's focus is on the development of high-quality own-brand generic pharmaceuticals, which offer added value, and are marketed under Krka's own brands.



EDF are the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity, the biggest supplier of electricity by volume in Great Britain and the largest supplier to British businesses. Click here to find out more about what we do, how we work and our future direction to 2030. 



Aileen Renfrew, 103 Main Street, West Kilbride, T: 01294 829323 or M: 07788 753262

E: [email protected]





Ventient Energy is one of the largest generators of onshore wind energy in the UK with a growing portfolio of clean energy assets.



Weft Blown is run by Ange and Rob Sewell and is based in West Kilbride (also known as Craft Town Scotland) on the stunning Ayrshire coast of Scotland.

Ange is the weaver designer maker at Weft Blown and creates weather-inspired handwoven textiles. Rob is in charge of the weaving and spinning equipment sales at Weft Blown.



Carrs Billington, a company at the forefront of innovation in the supply of proven products and services to farming and rural communities.

A network of 30 Country Stores with 8 Sub-Stores, field sales specialists and advisers provide support and friendly service wherever needed within their trading area.

Their branches facilitate easy access to a very wide range of products (including feed, machinery parts, fertiliser, animal health, agrochemicals, seeds, pet and equine products, gardening, clothing and sundry retail). 



Tarff Valley is an Agricultural Merchant supplying farmers and the rural community across Southern Scotland and Northern England with a wide range of quality products and services. 

As Scotland’s oldest Agricultural Co-operative being in business since 1903, they provide their customers and members with all their farming needs, sourcing the best possible prices from a top range of suppliers.



MMEnergy provides a range of bespoke services for the Renewable Energy industry. Their team has first hand knowledge of the process of identifying, financing, building and operating sites. They look after several hundred wind, solar, hydro and AD sites throughout the UK.



Supplier of quality hay and straw

Woodgreen Farm, Blair Road, Kilwinning, KA13 7QH

T: 01294 552504 M: 07774 142655