Lochearnhead Shears was established in 1993, and over the years it has
become one of the larger sheep shearing competitions in the United
Kingdom. Sheep shearers from all over the World compete to take home the
Scottish Blackface Shearing Champion title. Blackface sheep are
predominant in this area and require extra skills from the competitors
to overcome their flighty nature and the coarser wool of this mountain
Situated in central Scotland at the West end of Lochearn, it is an
idyllic location for our event, surrounded by hills and the near by Ben
Vorlich, at the start of the Highland mountainous range, where Highland
hospitality is as much breathtaking as the views.
Along with our competitors, we must thank our sponsors both large and
small, without them we would have great difficulty
in maintaining our competition to the standard we have achieved to date.
We are pleased to hold the Celtic Challenge preliminary round with the
final held in late July at our sister competition, Corwen Shears in
North Wales. On the Sunday evening our Scotland .v. New Zealand test and
an International relay are both great entertainment for our marquee full
of roaring spectators. Not only do we have machine shearing to entertain
you, we have a very successful blade shearing competition, wool-handling
and crook-making event with competitors coming from far and wide.
We hope you enjoy looking through our website and look forward
to welcoming you to Lochearnhead Shears.hears next year on
July 3rd & 4th 2010.