2018 Scottish National Sheep Dog Trials


2nd to 4th August 2018 - Portencross, West Kilbride, KA23 9PY


Portencross is a hamlet near Farland Head in North Ayrshire, Scotland. Situated about 3 km west of Seamill, it is noted for Portencross Castle. It has two harbours and a pier. The "Old Harbour" is actually a small tidal inlet next to the castle, and is part of the castle property. The larger harbour, "North Harbour", owned by the Portencross Harbour Trust, lies about 100 m north of the castle and was the main access point for fishing activity.


By Colin Park

Portencross from the pier - Photo by Colin Park 

Friends of Portencross Castle (FOPC) is a charitable company formed with the goal of protecting the future of Portencross Castle in the best interests of the public. The local residents who founded the company set out to give the castle new life by repairing it so as to protect it from the elements. Having done so, their hope is that future generations can continue to enjoy both the castle and its beautiful and serene surroundings.

For more information visit www.portencrosscastle.org.uk or their Facebook www.facebook.com/portencross/