Black Isle Show

Black Isle Show 2010

The Black Isle Show will be taking place on Wednesday 4th & Thursday 5th August 2010 at Mannsfield Showground, Muir of Ord, Ross-Shire, IV6 7RS.

Black Isle Show

The Black Isle Show originates back in 1836 after the Black Isle Farmers’ Society was formed in Avoch and it was this year that the first show was held at Fortrose. The Society promotes the interests of agriculture and also holds its Presentation of Show Trophies in November, a Bonspiel in January, a Ploughing Match in February, Stock Judging in May and as the Main Event of the year, The Annual Black Isle Show on the first Thursday in August. Each year the Society have aimed to improve their Showground and in 2003 they purchased Mannsfield Showground to give themselves the opportunity to improve and upgrade facilities.

As well as the usual events like the sheep sheering competitions this year will feature The White Helmets Motorcycle Display Team for the main ring entertainment. The White Helmets are 30 volunteer soldiers who will be performing their displays on British built Millennium Triumph 750cc motorcycles. By popular demand The Anne Dickson Dance Band will also be performing.

Black Isle Show Admissions

Admissions for the show are £6.00 for adults and £3.00 for children and senior citizens on the Wednesday and £10.00 for adults and £5.00 for children and senior citizens. For more information please visit the Black Isle Show Website.

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Country fairs in the Inverness area – the Black Isle Show, Moy Country Fair

This week the Inverness area hosts two long standing and popular country fairs.

The Black Isle Show takes place on Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 August, at Mannsfield Showground in Muir of Ord. Events include:
Livestock Parade, Cattle, Sheep, Horses & Ponies.
Over 300 Trade Stands, Food Fair, Craft Fair, Fairground,
“On the Farm” Exhibition, Sheep Shearing, Mega Mini’s Stunt Display Team, British Legion Junior Pipe Band, Full Catering, Bar Marquee & Food Stands.
This agricultural show offers an authentic taste of rural Highland life.

The Moy Fair is the annual Highland Field Sports Fair, held on the Moy Estate, about 10 miles south of Inverness. The fair takes place on 6 and 7 August, and offers a diversity of entertainments and activities for all of the family, from crèche facilities to archery. The emphasis is on field sports activities with competitions in fly casting, gun dog handling and clay pigeon shooting. Activities in the ring differ from year to year but you may see hawks, owls, horses, pipe bands and much more.

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