Dalmally show will go on but bring your wellies, say officials

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Following a spell of weather watching and a midweek inspection, Dalmally Agriculture Show has been declared good to go on Saturday September 7.

Questions over whether or not the highly popular event would take place this year arose following three days of more or less persistent rain at the beginning of the week.

Organisers made the decision to go ahead on Tuesday, however, following a visit to the showground and a lot of discussion.

‘There was a lot of debate as it was pretty wet but with the trade stands arriving on Wednesday a decision had to be made and we decided to go ahead,’ said Dalmally Show president Marjorie Walker.

‘We would advise anyone coming along to bring their wellies though.’

Billed as a celebration of the rural community, Dalmally Show is always well attended with visitors given the opportunity to enjoy a variety of attractions, view exceptional exhibits, and sample wonderful Highland produce in a spectacular setting.

At the show’s heart are the agricultural events on which it was founded, including the judging of Highland and commercial beef cattle, Blackface sheep, poultry, baking, preserves, horticulture, painting, and much more.

There are also competitions for dogs so people are invited to bring along their four-legged friends also.

The show ground centres on the village shinty field, where entertainment includes pipe band music and a keenly contested junior shinty tournament.

Mrs Walker continued: ‘Dalmally Show is run by a dedicated group of local volunteers, who agonise, persevere, beg, borrow and encourage throughout the year, bringing the community together for this highlight in the Argyll calendar.

‘It’s a great little show which continues to go from strength to strength. We look forward to greeting old and new friends alike.’

The show is open to the public from 10am onwards.