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Preparations under way for this year's Grantown Show


By Tom Ramage

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Tomintoul cattle farmer Michael Robertson (right) in the show-ring in 2019.
Tomintoul cattle farmer Michael Robertson (right) in the show-ring in 2019.

It’s coming back!

The great news is that preparations are now under way to restore the ever-popular Grantown Show after a two-year hiatus imposed on the event by the Covid pandemic.

Show secretary Julie Grant told the Strathy that the mountain of paperwork needed to set up the Strathspey capital’s showpiece event was now being handled by the team at the Strathspey Farmers Club.

“It’s all looking good for the return of the show,” she said.

“We are holding the AGM on Saturday, February 26 at 7.30pm at The Pagoda in Seafield Avenue, and everyone is welcome.

“New members are always welcome too and we hope to see many more this year.

“We can’t wait to get started again. It has been so frustrating losing the 2020 and 2021 events from the local calendar and we want to return bigger and better than ever.”

To that end a big call has gone out to local groups, organisations and individuals to lay on the best float parade of all. “Our pageant theme this year is ‘What we did over lockdown!’ and that should give everyone fantastic scope,” said Mrs Grant.

The event returns to Heathfield Park on August 11 with the popular dance scheduled the next evening.


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