OUR SHOW . . .
is the tenth Working Rally to be held here and it includes working
demonstrations, a display of static agricultural machinery, horse
ploughing and an exhibition of photographs showing farming life
in the Strath in years gone by. There is scything, stooking, threshing
and much more including heritage and arts and crafts displays.
addition to having the chance to view a 1923 Albion binder and an
1890 McDonald's of Portsoy reaper, you will also get an opportunity
to see wool being spun. The success of previous years' shows has
spurred on the Association to organise this years attractions.
history of the Strathnairn Farmers Association goes back almost
100 years, with its beginnings in organising hoeing matches, then
ploughing matches, before holding stock judging competitions which
still go on to this day.
rally is held on Daviot Estate, by kind permission of Mr and Mrs
Dereck MacKenzie, which enables us to demonstrate the old method
of cultivating, harvesting and threshing a grain crop.
this year's Show the Strathnairn Heritage Association are to put
on a display of photographs to illustrate farming life in the Strath
in times past. Previously this proved to be of great interest to
both locals and visitors. This year in recognition and celebration of an icon, our theme is Ferguson tractor and implement based
too are catered for having an area with a bouncy castle and small
fairground rides and although the show covers a large area motability
scooters are available to help anyone requiring them to get around.
is an opportunity to ensure that the old farming ways do not fade
from memory and a chance for the young children of today to see
how farming plays a very important part in their everyday life -
from their food on the table to the clothes they wear - and it is
well worth a visit.
show is open from 10.00am until 4.00pm on Saturday 1st October 2016.
will be well signposted from the A9, six miles south of Inverness.