Kirknewton's fascinating history
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Bob Fraser was born at Bowmont Hill not far from Kirknewton into a shepherding family. He had great succes as a shepherd winning many prizes at local shows. He bred Border Collies from an early age and had his own line of Mindrum Collies. His dogs were much sought after by others as strong working dogs and also as trial dogs. Bob, himself, had huge success on the trial field over many years with dogs he had bred himself. He was much respected and an inspiration for One Man and His Dog. He continued well after retirement to achieve on the trial field and at the same time being a kindly mentor to the young shepherds learning their craft.