We’re looking forward to another great Sutherland Agricultural Show on Saturday 23rd July 2016!
The 2015 Sutherland Show was a great success which we hope to build on to make the Show on Saturday 23rd July 2016 bigger and better. Once again, this date doesn't clash with the Caithness Show - great news for exhibitors and the visiting public.
With new cattle gates and a new stock pen layout, the livestock pens were very impressive in 2015 with entries well up and proudly showing great quality stock and stockmanship from the north and west coasts to Aberdeenshire. In the sheep lines, as ever, the Cheviot numbers show the domination of the breed in Sutherland but the champion came from Angus and Lee Sutherland from Forss with a Texel gimmer. However, our 2015 overall show champion came from the cattle section and was chosen by Hamish Dykes from West Linton. Ian Sinclair's Limousin cross heifer from Clyth Mains, Lybster was a worthy champion.
The Sutherland Show is celebrating 50 years at The Links in Dornoch and we are always looking at ways to set out on the next 50 years by giving the public and exhibitors a great day out. New in 2015 was a poultry section reflecting the increasing popularity of the hobby. With 150 exhibits, the birds proved to be a colourful and popular addition to the show.
In 2016, our main ring feature will be Les Amis d'Onno – Scotland's only jousting team. In the 'Knights of the North' stunt jousting show, the warriors will perform amazing stunts, tricks and jousting feats of horsemanship in authentic costume.
Once again we welcome the traders who demonstrate the breadth of Highland service and produce. Hopefully there's something for everyone - that's the plan! Come along to the show in 2016 and experience a taste of the agricultural scene, the beautiful local produce and a very friendly Sutherland welcome.
We are always looking for ways to improve the show so if you have any ideas or would like to come along and help with the organisation of next year's show, just get in touch and you will be made very welcome.