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Posted by Ben on 19/02/2019   Email

Good evening Agnes, I would like to thank you on behalf of my family and myself for letting us visit the show with our Zoe. It was very lovely to finally meet you in person. We would also like to thank you and all the fantastic Bernese people for such a warm and friendly welcome. We were not expecting that at all. Fantastic experience, great opportunity to meet new friends. I'm really glad and proud to be a member of Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Scotland. We are looking forward to seeing you all in Kelso. Thank you again. Kind regards Ben Kodzis

Posted by Micheal Smith on 03/05/2018   Email

Greetings from the 2018 BMDCA National Speciality. Met a couple from Scotland, lovely visit. People come from all over to this event. See everybody in May 2019 in Minnesota, come on over, great time and good fun.

Posted by Tom and Wendy Murray on 28/08/2017   Email

Hi George and Agnes, Thank you for the lovely card which we passed on to all the carters. We had 30 carts for a 30th anniversary, wow! You do really make us feel as though we are part of one big family bought together with one common denominator and that is the love and passion we have for all our Bernese. Where else would you now see a display like this that certainly brings out the hankerchiefs, as Tom would say it makes you feel proud to be Scottish. We also have to say a big thank you to Murray and his 'pipes' the display would never be the same without him. We have lost count how many years now we have been coming, Tom reckons 14 years, that explains why the journey now seems to get longer and longer, but while we are physically fit and able, try stopping us making the journey up to be with our Scottish friends. So give yourselves and the rest of the committee a big pat on the back for another fantastic weekend in Kelso and from us, Hip, Hip, Hooray! until next year.

Posted by Cathy & James Connelly on 16/08/2017

Hello Agnes & George Just a few words to say thank you for another great weekend put on by the club, we really appreciate the hard work that goes on behind the scenes by yourselves and your hard working committee. The stall has lots of lovely goodies ,every one is so friendly, the rucksack gift is great, the food at the Bernie Bash was lovely and even the rain over the two days didn't put a damper on things Wishing the club another 30 successful years. All the best Cathy & James ConnellY

Posted by Lee & Julie Palmer on 11/08/2017

Kelso champ show 2017 We would like to thank all the BMDC Scotland committee for such a wonderful show again this year. We travel from surrey every year to this event and have to say it's the best Bernese show in the country, right from when you arrive there is a warm welcome and friendly atmosphere. Taking part in the opening parade makes you so proud to be owned by a Bernese, this year was extra special as it was the 30th anniversary for the club and the carters matched this with 30 carts and 1 piper to open the show, a sight not seen at any other Bernese shows, in fact Kelso is the best attended show to see Bernese and carters in full splendor. The evening get together was a right laugh as per normal and the auction went down very well, the bidding was very strong for some must have items, I think we can all agree we had a good time. All too soon it's monday and it's all over again for another year, we just wish the other clubs would take note and try and copy what has to be the Ber

Posted by Jim & Sue Webster on 11/08/2017

Hi Agnes, A big thank you for a brilliant weekend we had a great time, it's the best Show put on by lovely people. Jim & Sue

Posted by Bruce & Jean Hellingsworth on 10/08/2017

We would like to thank George, Agnes and all the committee members of the Scottish club for putting on another excellent weekend event in Kelso. We are always made to feel very welcome from arriving at the venue and over the whole of the weekend. As we have always said the opening parade is one of the carting highlights of the year and remains very special. The evening bash was again great and kept the bopping going until late. The weather again was with us (apart from a couple of showers well it is Scotland). Our collection of little whiskey bottles keeps increasing and we are sure that the committee has earned a wee dram themselves. Thanks again and hope to see you again next year. Bruce & Jean Hellingsworth.

Posted by J & N Cowley on 10/08/2017

Dear Agnes & George, Sorry we didn't manage to say good-bye to you Sunday, all ended up being a bit of a rush for us! But just wanted to say THANK YOU very much for organising, planning, managing, setting up, dismantling and everything else that is involved in such a fantastic weekend at Kelso, an extra special 30th year for the club, and to all of your merry band of helpers. The weather was better than forecast, shame the rain couldn't have held off for another hour, Sunday eh? Do hope your troubles were few over the weekend. Being back in Bonnie Scotland was fantastic for us, both before, during and after the event, didn't want to leave of course! No doubt we will be in touch, in the mean time take care, Very best wishes & thanks again. Jenny, Nigel, Benson & Misty.

Posted by George Brabender on 09/08/2017   Email

Another great weekend at Kelso. A big thank you to all the committee their hard work certainly pays off. The Bernie Bash turned out to be a right laugh and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. Already looking forward to next year.

Posted by Kathryn Prentice on 17/02/2016

Hi Agnes I just wanted to pop you a message about the open show. I was there with my minor puppy bitch (our first time). Everyone made us feel very welcome and it was a well run show with a great atmosphere. I remembered you from a show we came to about 16 years ago, when my parents were getting their first Bernese. I noticed the judge, writing his critiques. Will I be able to see that anywhere? Kind regards Kathryn

Posted by George and Jean Brabender on 09/12/2015

Christmas Party We would like to pass on our thanks to George and Agnes and the rest of the committee for a wonderful party day at Alva, it really was a fantastic day and all the hard work that must have been put into it certainly paid off. Many thanks once again and we wish you all a very merry Christmas and a good new year.

Posted by Pauline McAllister on 04/08/2015

Hi to all Committee Well that's Kelso over for another year and thankfully the weather was kind to us for a change - it's been a while! (with the exception I suppose of about 20 minutes towards the end of Saturday's Show). Anyway, we would just like to say a big well done to the committee for the smooth running of the weekend as always. We really want to say though that we loved the layout of the camping and show rings this year - even it was changed last minute due to weather conditions prior to everyones arrival. We think it made you feel more part of the show. Kids had a ball as usual, think they will need a week to catch up on sleep! Here's to Kelso 2016! Pauline, Graham, Carlie & Jack McAllister

Posted by Tom & Wendy Murray on 21/12/2014   Email

Merry Xmas and a very Happy New Year to George & Agnes and all the Scottish committee. We look forward to Kelso 2015 from the Bernese Working Cart Group of G.B.

Posted by Pauline McAllister on 01/12/2013

Hi Kids had a great day at the Christmas Party today. Definately need to get a new Santa though as Carlie thinks it was Murray lol! ps Jack ok after Daddy knocked him over - he is definately banned from playing party games!! Pauline, Graham, Carlie & Jack Hunny & Tigg

Posted by Keith and Agnes on 12/08/2013

Dear Isobel, after such a fabulous weekend at Kelso,we both wish rejoin the Bernese Mountain dog club of Scotland From the moment we arrived on site we were made to feel so welcome,everyone was so friendly and willing to accept us. Put it this way we had a ball thank you everyone for a great weekend. I am very keen to get into carting now. Keith and Agnes Poole

Posted by Nig and Jen on 12/08/2013

dear Agnes and George thank you very much to you and your team for another great weekend, its always so well organised and all the committee members without exception,were helpful ,cheerful and friendly as usual. Thankfully the rain held off for everything this year, a few more hours would have been even better to enable most to pack up in the dry, but who's complaining. Hope you were able to enjoy the weekend too despite working so hard, no doubt there many headaches for you before, during and after, which have now all been filed away for another year. There lovely pictures on the website and also soon after the weekend too. Thank you Looking forward to the next event already very best wishes NIgel,Jenny and Benson

Posted by Alison on 12/08/2013

I just wanted to let you know that my husband and I had a great time at the show last week. We just love the dogs and there a real feel good factor about the day,being around so many of them and watching them perform in the show was brilliant. unfortunately we both work full time so we're not in a position to have our own bernese at the moment but really hope to one day. thanks for a very well organised ,welcoming and funday. Kind regards Alison

Posted by Bruce & Jean on 07/08/2013   Email

We would like to thank George and Agnes and the rest of the Scottish Club committee for putting on another splendid weekend event at Kelso. After two very wet years the weather was finally with us which meant that all events run smoothly out in the fresh air, we will not mention the soaking we got on the Monday morning, well this is Scotland. After travelling up from Surrey we are made to feel very welcome on arrival and this hospitality continued throughout the weekend. The evening bash was again splendid and full of humour, the food great and the new caterers did not let you down. The atmosphere of following Murray into the ring for the opening parades is something very special and will live with us for a very long time. It is great to see the working side of the breed encouraged with the carting and obedience events. Thanks again to all the committee members who made it a special weekend you all deserve that wee dram now. Bruce and Jean Hellingsworth

Posted by Lee & Julie Palmer on 07/08/2013   Email

Subject: Kelso 2013 Message: To George,Agnes & all of the committee Thanks for a great weekend, every year without fail you always put on the best Bernese weekend event in the calendar, you set the standard so high that no other club comes close, maybe they should ask how you manage it! As I am a member of a group with special needs or carters as we are normally known I would like to say how all your hard work & support is appreciated by us all. The venue is top class, but the real draw is the atmosphere, from the warm welcome at the gate & throughout the whole weekend you and your committee go the extra mile to make KELSO such a huge success . So thank you once again for making us feel so welcome.

Posted by Russell & Lesley Bostock on 24/08/2012

What a lovely surprise we got - thank you very much indeed for the lovely plaque. We watched the results on line, and were so sorry to see that you had to cancel the Sunday events. Rare for you to suffer from the weather! Thank you so much again, and best wishes to you all, we do miss the Scottish show, more than most! Cheers Russell & Lesley

Posted by rob n julia grimes on 23/08/2012   Email

thanks for another good show only spoilt by the weather on sunday, big thanks to the lads for towing us off,well done the committee.

Posted by Bruce & Jean Hellingsworth on 22/08/2012

Hi All Once again we would like to thank the BMDC of Scotland for putting on a great show for their silver event. Unfortunately the weather did get the better of us on the Sunday, but a graet day on Saturday and super evening entertainment. A special thanks to all the committee members especially George and Agnes. You do make us especially welcome, we shall talk to the sun god for next year. Bruce and Jean Hellingsworth

Posted by Jim & Sue Webster on 22/08/2012

Hello Agnes & George Just to say thank you all for a lovely weekend at Kelso despite the weather on the last day.

Posted by Philippa Green on 17/08/2012

Dear BMDCOS Committee Thank you sooooo much for sending us a marked up catalogue and celebratory glass plaque, that was very kind of you and very much appreciated by us. We were so disappointed not to have been able to make it to Kelso this year for the Clubs long weekend, we so look forward to your event each year and meeting up with friends and some of our more Northern puppy families. Philippa......

Posted by Yogi - Woof - maunder on 15/08/2012

I had a lovely time at Kelso last week and my mum & dad enjoyed it too.It was nice to see all our friends as well. I am looking forward to next year and also Alva already!

Posted by Di Atherton & Jackie Green on 15/08/2012

just wanted to say well done and many thanks to your committee of the club for another fantastic show. Such a shame the weather turned so bad but it didn't dampen any spirits! We'll be back next year and hope for sun....

Posted by Jenny, Nigel & Benson on 15/08/2012

Just wanted to say a big'THANK YOU' to yourselves and your fantastic committee team for a great weekend despite the poor weather. we are sorry all your hard work didn't quite work out for you this year, no one can change the weather even on a 25th anniversary. The celebrations we had were brilliant.

Posted by Mark & Julie Wakeland on 14/08/2012

Just a quick note to say congratulations to the BMDC of Scotland on reaching your 25th Anniversary and putting on another excellent event. The organisation and hospitality were, as ever, top notch and the carting parade was quite a spectacle. You can be justifiably proud of your achievements and here's to the next 25 years.

Posted by David Kirk and Julie Ann Wright on 11/08/2012

We would like to thank Agnes, George and the committee for a very well organised and enjoyable time at Kelso 2012, The carting parade was especially spectacular this year and was a great privilege to take part, we'll try and book a full weekend of sunshine for next year! Julie Ann, Dave and The Boys

Posted by Tom and Wendy on 07/08/2012   Email

Wet but still happy, we now have a little bit of Scotland on or drive. Thanks for every thing

Posted by Christina on 14/03/2012   Email

Hi there, We had lovely time at the Open Show in Alva. It was lovely to meet up and see some familiar faces. Getting to see all the dogs was great. The layout and organisation of the day was excellent. Thank you for an enjoyable day out, that didn't stress out any dogs or handlers! Well Done and roll on the Kelso Weekend!!! :-D Many thanks for your hard work xxx

Posted by Bruce and Jean Hellingsworth on 24/08/2011   Email

We would once again like to thank the committee for all their hard work in organising the Kelso weekend. The hospitality received again made us feel very welcome and the long journey worthwile. It is great to be part of the opening parade, following Murray the piper into the ring makes for a very special feeling, one that we will always remember. Great entertainment again for the Berner Bash and again what can one say about Murray. A specail thanks to Agnes and George. All the best Bruce and Jean Hellingsworth

Posted by rob grimes on 11/08/2011   Email

hi george agnes and all the committee, well done against all odds for a good show at kelso, first time at bernese bash, excellent do, big thanks to the lads who put our tent up friday tea time[where were you sunday when we took it down] enjoyed the week end despite the rain, again well done and see you at alva.

Posted by Sally Murphy on 08/08/2011   Email

Dear Agnes, George and all the committee, Thank you for making us so welcome at the show at the weekend (2011) I know you worked so hard to overcome the setbacks and hiccups like the rain, but you all made a wonderful job of it. I really enjoyed the bernie bash and felt so happy and relaxed. as I said to my children I am happy to be a member of this club. It really feels like MY club. There was a lovely friendly atmosphere at the whole weekend. and when I arrived at the gate at the beginning I felt as if I had come home to my family and friends. We think we at last have found the perfect way to camp at kelso. and my friends and I have already booked our caravan for hire to be pitched at the site for next year. D.V. We found this a great solution for us. As we just had to quickly pack our van with the cart and baby stuff and head off and when we arrrived we just had to open the caravan door and everything was there for us. This was really appreciated this year with a five we

Posted by james brown on 07/03/2011   Email

hi george/agnes toni and i would like to thank you for welcoming us to your show on sunday.our son brandon lee absoloutely loved himself and has fallen head over heals for a bernese as have we .we would also like to thank mr and mrs mair and christine from east kilbride for letting our son walk they're dogs . we are definetely going to kelso for the show so hope to see you all there yours thankfully james /toni

Posted by rob and julia grimes on 07/03/2011   Email

hi well done to you and the committee for a good show at alva yesterday, really enjoyed ourselves as we did last year, hope to see you at kelso.

Posted by Alison and Godfrey on 30/12/2010   Email

Hi George, Agnes and everyone one else who remembers us in the club Just had a browse around the website, so miss owning a bernese and all the fun of the club. Hope everyone is well, we are now living on the Isle of Lewis but would love to re establish contact as one day we want to own what would be our 4th Bernese. Wishing everyone well for 2011 x

Posted by Tom and Wendy Murray on 06/11/2010   Email

Hi George and Agnes, Love the new website particulary the new home page for some reason.

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