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Catering Vendors

The Sutherland Agricultural Society Show is looking forward to our 2024 show after another successful year in 2023. 

Tenders are invited for outdoor catering to be held at Dornoch Links on SATURDAY 20th JULY 2024

The aim of the tendering process it to ensure there is a variety of food available to the public and that this food is of high quality whilst being reasonably priced. 

The Show Society anticipates selecting between 6-8 businesses for catering sites, to be determined once all tenders have been submitted and assessed. 

In recent years the show has had around 5000 people come through the gate and the committee continues to work hard to build on this and develop a sustainable future for the show. 

The show does not plan on running a sit down tea tent, other than for judges and official guests. 

The Taste of the Wilderness marquee is designed to showcase local producers selling a variety of food products.   The food sold in this marquee is not intended to compete with the take away, ready to eat food sold at the outdoor outlets placed around the show field.

Livestock judging commences at 9:30am and main ring entertainment starts at 12pm. Stalls are not permitted to pack up until 4:30pm. 

Tenders will be assessed on the following criteria – 

  • Type and quality of food provided

  • Pricing of Food

  • Price tendered

  • Provenance – local producers

  • Size and nature of unit 

The Show Committee reserves the right to refuse any applications considered unsuitable to their aims and objectives.  

Businesses should ensure they have suitable facilities and certification to meet Food Safety standards as required by The Highland Council.  More information is available from the Highland Council or the Food Standards Agency 

A relevant and specific risk assessment will also be required. For more information visit 


Applications for tenders close on Wednesday 6th March.

All tenders will be informed in writing as to whether they have been successful. This will be done as soon as possible after the closing date. If your tender is accepted, payment will be required within 30 days of receiving your acceptance letter.  

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to get in touch 

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