Thursday, July 18, 2019
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This year’s Isle of Skye Agricultural Show will be held at King George V field in Portree on Saturday 3rd August.

There will be the usual livestock classes encompassing Horses, Cattle, Sheep and Dogs.

This year will see the return of the Poultry classes, including one aimed at children aged 12 and under.

There will also be cookery and craft classes for both children and adults.

2019 sees the introduction of the Craft for a Cause class where entries of hats and scarves will be donated to the Blythswood Shoe Box Appeal. Catalogues containing entry forms are available from NFU, Harbro and SAC in Portree and Crofter’s Bite in Struan.

The schedule of events for the day kicks off with a procession by the Isle of Skye Pipe Band from Somerled Square to the show ground where the Highland Dancers will perform.

The Ore County Terriers are back in the main ring again this year with two terrier racing displays. The Crofter’s Olympics is also making a return this year but is now open to all ages. Other events on offer as well as the usual trade stands include Skye

It’s a Knockout, Tug of War and Giant Pass The Parcel run by Skye and Lochalsh Council for Voluntary Organisations (SLCVO). There will also be Sheep Shearing in the main ring.

Seamus MacLean, Chairperson said, “As always, this day would not be possible without the help of the committee and the dedicated band of volunteers whose hard work make it possible and I would like to express my gratitude to them all for their tireless efforts. The show would not happen without their hard work both preparing for the day and clearing up afterwards.

"Unfortunately, no matter how good they are they cannot control the weather, but we hope it will be kind to us and that an enjoyable day will be had by everyone.”

Further information including a schedule of events is available on the website www.skyeshow.org.uk

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