Drymen Show back on course

Drymen Show, Balfunning Farm, last year.
Drymen Show, Balfunning Farm, last year.

Everyone will be delighted to hear that The Drymen Show is on this year - back in it’s original venue at the showfield near Drymen Bridge.

One of the country’s longest- running agricultural shows — dating back to 1816 — it has been plagued with problems for the last few years.

The event was cancelled in 2012 due to a potential risk of E.coli from cowpats in the field and it was postponed last year when persistent heavy rain made the grounds too wet to hold the show.

The organisers, Strathendrick Agricultural Society, pulled out all the stops though and held last year’s event in August in a different venue — Balfunning Farm, Balfron Station, thanks to the kind permission of Mr J MacFarlane.

More than 1,500 people went along last year and it was hailed a huge success.

The event, which is set to take place on Saturday, May 31 this year from 9am to 5pm, continues to promote the best livestock from throughout Scotland and futher afield, including cattle, sheep, heavy and light horses, Highland 
ponies, rabbits, poultry and the newest addition of alpacas.

The main ring entertainment will include cattle and heavy horse judging in the morning and quack 
commandos, a vintage tractor display, fancy dress horse and rider competition, children’s races, Strathendrick Pipe Band, Highland dance display, 
a shearing demonstration and a duck race in the afternoon.

There will also be SWRI and school competitions.

The times of the shows 
will be confirmed nearer the show.

Strathendrick Agricultural Society secretary David Steel, said: “We are really looking forward to an even bigger and better show this year.

“It’s a fun day out for all the family and we are delighted to back in Drymen showfield.

“Fingers crossed that we get good weather.”