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Grantown Show is called off because of on-going uncertainty over Covid


By Gavin Musgrove

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Michael Robertson (right) who farms at Fodderletter by Tomintoul in the parade ring in the Grantown Show in 2019.
Michael Robertson (right) who farms at Fodderletter by Tomintoul in the parade ring in the Grantown Show in 2019.

One of the biggest events of the year in Badenoch and Strathspey has been cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic for a second successive year.

This year's Grantown Show has been cancelled by the Strathspey Farmers' Club.

The organising committee met on Saturday and took the decision because of the on-going uncertainty being caused by coronavirus.

The show at the Heathfield ground – which attracts hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of spectators - had been due to take place on August 12.

Scott Pirie, Strathspey Farmers' Club president, said: "Due to ongoing Covid-19 crisis, the uncertainty of the future government guidelines and to ensure the health and safety of everyone, the Grantown Show committee has made the decision to cancel this year's event.

"It is a disappointing time for all involved from spectators and exhibitors, trade partners and committee members.

"The committee and I would like to thank everyone who gives their time to such a great show that continues to thrive year on year.

"A huge amount of effort goes into putting on our show and this will continue to ensure that 2022's show is back to its best.

"We extended thanks to all who help with the show and support the event."


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