Cal­en­dar launched to sup­port fu­ture of East Kil­bride Farm Show

East Kilbride News - - CLASSIFIED­S -

While this year’s East Kil­bride Farm Show fell vic­tim to the coro­n­avirus epi­demic a new cal­en­dar is help­ing to make sure next year’s event is big­ger and bet­ter than ever.

The pop­u­lar event in the Show­park was due to take place on July 25 but was just one of many high-pro­file events which were axed.

But the team be­hind the show have been work­ing hard and pro­duced the East Kil­bride Farm Busi­nesses Past and Present 2021 Cal­en­dar, pro­ceeds of which will help fund next year’s event.

Craft con­vener on the so­cial com­mit­tee, Win­nie Rough, told the News:“Ev­ery­one was dis­ap­pointed that the show was can­celled this year, but we will be work­ing hard to make the next show big­ger and bet­ter.

“And in 2022, the show will be cel­e­brat­ing its 250th an­niver­sary which is an im­por­tant land­mark.”

In the mean­time the so­cial com­mit­tee – in­clud­ing Una Watt, Jen Spiers, Lorna Hamil­ton and Win­nie Kerr – have been work­ing hard along with sec­re­tary Kris Pat­ter­son and chair­man Sandy Wilkie in cre­at­ing the 2021 cal­en­dar.

Win­nie, pic­tured, added:“We fea­ture lo­cal farms that have gone in the devel­op­ment of East Kil­bride and also farms that have de­vel­oped new busi­nesses.

We felt dur­ing lock­down that there was a strong feel­ing to sup­port lo­cal busi­nesses and we have fea­tured a few in the cal­en­dar.

“The cal­en­dar has been spon­sored by McQueen Dairies along­side sup­port from our farm busi­nesses and their sup­port is much ap­pre­ci­ated.”

The cal­en­dar will be avail­able in the Vil­lage Post Of­fice and Al­l4pets in the Vil­lage. Also in Green­hall Farm Coun­try Cafe and Farm Shop.

It can also be bought on­line at www. ek­show.co.uk – or by email­ing ekopen­cat­tleshow@out­look.com.

The cost is £5 plus £1.64 postage if nec­es­sary.

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