Show hope for 2021 while others are in next year’s diary

Stuart Campbell and 2019 Champion Highland Capleadh Buidhebeg III of Cladich.

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Organisers of Dalmally’s centenary year agricultural show are still optimistic it will go ahead.

Despite Covid uncertainties, the show committee says it is excited to be moving ahead with plans to mark its 100 years.

Visitors hoping the popular event will stay fixed on the calendar are being urged to keep watch on the show’s website for updates, but for now the date is September 4.

A committee meeting is planned on June 23 to make a decision, says show secretary Tracey Peedle.

‘We’re hoping by then to have more government guidance and that rules will be more relaxed,’ she said.

In the meantime, the show is looking for people’s photographs and stories to be shared with them as part of its centenary celebration.

‘Photos from past shows, stories or any memorabilia would be fabulous if people can get in touch with us,’ added Tracey.

The committee is working on a centenary display that might tend up online if the show does not go ahead or might be turned in to a special commemorative publication.

Anyone who can help should message the show committee on Facebook or email Tracey at

More good news is that The Mull and Morvern Agricultural Show, better known as  Salen Show, is going ahead on August 12, but will be for livestock only, including horses and poultry.

Over on Islay, show organisers are gutted to have been forced to cancel their big event once again, but they are planning a virtual show in August instead where competitors can show off what they have been putting all their efforts into all year.

Lismore Show had listed its 2021 show  for July 17  but has since cancelled it – looking forward to being back in 2022 instead.

Appin Show committee has a meeting planned to make a decision, while Tiree’s traditional agricultural show has not announced anything definite yet on its website or Facebook, but Lorn Agricultural Society, after much deliberation, has called off its 2021 event over concerns about monitoring social distancing. The 2020 Lorn Show date for the diary is August 6.