Taking place at the 2023 Royal Highland Show, June 22 to 25 2023, shearing teams from across the globe are being encouraged to apply for the 2023 Golden Shears World Sheep Shearing and Wool Handling Championships.
Taking place over the Show’s four days, the competition attracts shearers from more than 30 countries, while the Royal Highland Show attracts almost 200,000 visitors; no doubt, the Gold Shears competition will have a huge audience both online and in-person.
Jim Warnock, chairman of the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland, said: “There is no better stage than the Royal Highland Show to celebrate the amazing skills of competitors at the Golden Shears. Scotland has a long and renowned heritage of sheep farming and wool handling, so it is fitting that the Show will host this prestigious competition.
George Graham, chairman of Golden Shears World Council, added: “This is the Olympics of shearing and wool handling, with super athletes vying for the prestigious Golden Shears world teams and individual titles. Up to four and a half thousand sheep will lose their fleeces over the course of the event – a sight to behold!”
Applications for Golden Shears 2023 can be made on the Royal Highland Show website: royalhighlandshow.org. Applications will close in early January 2023.