News. Dumfries House Dog Show

14th of September, 2017

Last week saw a number of celebrations take place at Dumfries House, marking ten years since HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay set up the Dumfries House Trust and rescued the Palladian mansion for the nation. The House and its surrounding grounds have been reborn with stunning art and furniture collections expertly restored. In addition educational facilities, confidence and personal development courses , as well as employment opportunities on the Estate, have helped rejuvenate the surrounding community.

A spirited tea dance, a live broadcast by Classic FM and a special anniversary garden party held in the Queen Elizabeth Walled Garden were all part of the celebrations. The Prince and The Duchess were also invited to award prizes at the Dog Show that took place on the Estate’s Duchess of Rothesay Avenue.

Eight-year-old Emily Love, a pupil at Cumnock’s Greenmill Primary School, was delighted when pet pooch Lexie won best in show.

“It was really good to meet Prince Charles and Camilla. They were really nice and asked me lots of questions about Lexie. This was the first time Lexie has ever taken part in a competition so I was really surprised when he won. I came along last year and watched some friends take part then decided to enter this year's show as it looked like fun. Lexie won a big bag of dog food, too!"

Photography: Sophie Gerrard and Lisa Boyd