Or­gan­is­ers look for­ward to wel­com­ing large crowd to pop­u­lar Killin event

The Oban Times - - Farming -

KILLIN and Dis­trict Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety’s an­nual show will be held on Satur­day Au­gust 20.

The sheep judg­ing al­ways at­tracts a large qual­ity en­try and starts at 8.30am.

The cross sheep judge this year is John MacDougall, while the Black­face breed is in the hands of Dou­glas Wil­li­son Ju­nior.

There is also a Swaledale sec­tion for the first time at the show, set­ting the pace as the only venue out­with the High­land Show to ex­hibit this hardy breed in Scot­land.

The Swale So­ci­ety is spon­sor­ing the sec­tion and thanks go to the so­ci­ety for pro­mot­ing the hardy Swale. Judge for this breed is John Bur­ton of Con­non­ish. The cat­tle sec­tions will be in the hands of Roddy Kennedy and it is hoped the re­turn of the lo­cal hardy cross breeds will be well-sup­ported af­ter a self-im­posed ab­sence last year to al­low the park sur­face to firm up af­ter drainage and land­scape work.

The vin­tage trac­tors al­ways draw ad­mir­ers and ques­tions from the many in­ter­ested visi­tors. The judge for 2016 is Bob Al­lan.

The pa­rade will leave Dochart Bridge at 12.30pm, led by the Com­rie Pipe Band, fol­lowed by the fancy dress par­tic­i­pants and a selec­tion of vin­tage trac­tors. Af­ter­noon en­ter­tain­ment in the ring fea­tures many of the reg­u­lar events tra­di­tional to the Killin Show. A new fea­ture is a fal­conry dis­play, which will fill two slots and th­ese mag­nif­i­cent birds, reared in cap­tiv­ity, will thrill the spec­ta­tors with their swift flights and obe­di­ence to com­mands.

The Fam­ily Triple Chal­lenge, chil­dren’s races and the Ter­rier Race will bring the show ring to life as ev­ery­one cheers on the en­trants. The three class dog show and bonny baby com­pe­ti­tion are al­ways pop­u­lar, as is the dis­play of High­land danc­ing and with the shear­ing demon­stra­tion there is some­thing for ev­ery­one.

The day is not com­plete with­out the food hall, which opens around 8am and the bar at 11am. There will be a good selec­tion of stands, both busi­ness and char­ity, for visi­tors to browse. The ex­hi­bi­tion of flo­ral, hor­ti­cul­ture, crafts, bak­ing, pro­duce and pre­serves in the McLaren Hall is a must. It is open to­mor­row evening (Au­gust 19) to view the com­pe­ti­tion re­sults and on show day from 11am.

At 5pm Matt Steven­son will auc­tion off do­nated goods from the hall in the mar­quee, so don’t miss the chance of bag­ging a prize lot.

On Satur­day evening, from 8pm, ceilidh mu­sic will bring show day to a close, to­gether with a hog roast to save any­one go­ing away un­ful­filled.

The chair­man and or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee look for­ward to see­ing a large crowd en­joy­ing this long- es­tab­lished Killin event.

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