Farmers prepare for best in Dalkeith Show

The sights at Dalkeith Farm Show
The sights at Dalkeith Farm Show

Dalkeith Country Park will be the spectacular setting for this year’s Dalkeith Show, organised by the Dalkeith Agricultural Society on Saturday.

The one-day show will feature the best of Midlothian farming, with cattle and sheep categories and a number of equestrian events; as well as number of local food and craft exhibitors.

The society, which has been organising the show for over 200 years, promise a fantastic family show, featuring over 450 sheep entries, a large selection of non-accredited beef cattle classes, as well as a young handlers section.

The show also serves as a qualifying tournament for the Blair Castle International Horse Trials.

Morrisons will be sponsoring the show for the second year in a row. Following last years sponsorship, which coincided with the opening of the new supermarket, the store team have decided that the show is an ideal opportunity to highlight Morrisons connection with the local community, and a fantastic opportunity to showcase Scottish products sold by the retailer.

Morrisons Dalkeith Store Manager, David Grey, said: “Morrisons are proud of the strong relationship we have with Scottish farmers. In southern Scotland farmers such as Grant Maxwell, Bruce Lambie and John-Henry Orr supply our stores with the great quality Scottish beef, lamb and produce our customers look forward to. The Dalkeith Show provides us with a chance to support the great work done by these and other farmers.

“We know the Dalkeith Show is important to Dalkeith, and as part of our commitment to be at the heart of the local community we’re delighted to again be sponsoring the show.”