Fine Day Out At The Fife Show
Thousands attended Kinloss Estate, near Cupar, on Saturday 19th May to visit one of the largest traditional agricultural shows in Scotland.
Despite some concerns about the weather ahead of the event and the muddy conditions, this year’s Fife Show was a huge success, with families from the region and beyond donning their wellies and making the best of the day out.
The show, sponsored by CKD Galbraith, boasted numerous events, ranging from competitions for pedigree and commercial cattle and sheep classes, poultry and other livestock, along with hosting 100 plus light and heavy horse showing classes and BSJA show jumping.
The East Neuk Wobblers Club put on a highly entertaining motorbike display, as did the Fife Foxhounds. Spectacular falconry displays, a vintage tractor exhibition and breathtaking bi-plane displays proved very popular with the crowd.
Aside from the competitions and impressive Game Fair, the event included a cookery marquee, where people were invited to join local cooks for demonstrations, and a Made in Fife Craft Marquee, home to the Home Produce Competition.
There was plenty for the children to enjoy and get involved in, including the many games which were set up around the field and the opportunity to visit the animals before events began.
Hilary Lumsden, co-secretary of The Fife Show, said: “The success of the show was always going to be weather dependent and we’re delighted that it improved just in time for the event, and that thousands of people turned up to enjoy the day. We showcased a diverse range of activities and trade stands, with over 100 exhibitors attending, and we’d like to thank all those involved. Special thanks go to the 'tractor boys' who worked tirelessly to keep vehicles moving in and out of the show ground. We look forward to building on this year’s success and offerings for 2013.”
Chris Addison Scott, Kinloss Estate owner and head of our rural team, said: "We were very pleased to see such a fantastic turnout. It’s wonderful to have so many visitors come to Kinloss, get into the spirit of the day and show a keen interest in rural activities. We are already looking forward to next year’s show.”