Dalkeith Show has been run annually in Midothian, since 1805, by the Dalkeith Agricultural Society.

We aim to bring together the farming and non-farming communities in Midlothian and the surrounding area, to show what we have to offer. It is welcoming, friendly, and makes a fun-packed family day out.

In 2017, the show takes place at Dalkeith Country Park. Please browse the website to learn about what will be happening on Saturday 8th July 2017 – we hope to see you there.

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Vintage Tractors 2017

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If anyone would like to bring their Vintage Tractor to the show can you please let us know before 20th June so that we can ensure there is space for you.

You will also have the opportunity to have your tractor judged in the main ring.

Please get in touch if you would like more information!

Vintage Tractors

 

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Do you have a vintage tractor? Then give consideration to coming to our show next year. You can enter it into being judged against other tractors - though you don't need to if don't want to.  We hold 2 vintage tractor parades in our main ring, so you could participate in this too.  All that we ask is that you get in touch to let us now that you want to come along, so that we can ensure we have enough space to accommodate you!

New Sponsor

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We are pleased to announce that Harbro have agreed to be our main sponsor for the Horse Section at our show on 8 July 2017.  A huge thanks to them.

NC500 for RSABI

Tomorrow, one of our local East Lothian farmers is setting out to drive the North Coast 500 in this  brand new Massey Fergusson 6616.  We caught up with him before he left – “I’m looking forward to all of the trip as it’s a bit of an adventure”.  Who can blame him when he’ll get to take in places such as Applecross, Gairloch, Ullapool, Durness, John o’ Groats, Dornoch, and all the beautiful places in between.

Aiming to drive all the hours of daylight that the Northern Highlands will provide at this time of year, John has set himself the ambitious target of completing the journey within three days.

“I chose the NC 500 after watching you-tube films and seeing the spectacular scenery and sights of the north coast of Scotland” 

The trip took a fair bit of preparation particularly to find accommodation on this popular tourist route; however he said “Getting sponsorship was not difficult; Ancroft tractors were keen to organise a tractor from Massey Ferguson and A F Noble supplied a demonstrator Isuzu pick-up for back up, carrying fuel supplied by Chrystal petroleum (Macmerry)”.  He has also been lucky to also have the support from his friend Brian Blackie who will be driving the pick-up. 

However, John isn’t doing all this just for fun, he aims to raise awareness and money for RSABI, Scotland's charity that supports people who have worked in agriculture, crofting and other land based industries and who are now experiencing hardship. “I'm supporting rsabi as any help they can get will help many people get through these difficult times in agriculture, caused by no fault of their own.” 

“The new route in the North Highlands is an inspiring one and I hope my wee challenge in this big red tractor will encourage many people to come forward and donate funds to such a worthwhile cause!”

If you would like to sponsor John please visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/NC500RSABI

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Good Luck John Meikle

An East Lothian farmer is going to tackle the North Coast 500 route in a unique way in order to support RSABI’s ‘Help us help them’ campaign. Instead of travelling by car or bicycle, he will be doing the whole thing in a tractor!

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John Meikle, from Hoprig Mains, a family farming business, will be driving a brand new Massey Ferguson tractor supplied by Ancroft Tractors (with fuel supplied by Crystal Fuels) all the way around the North Coast of Scotland between the 13th and 15th of June.

Aiming to drive all the hours of daylight that the Northern Highlands will provide at this time of year, John has set himself the ambitious target of completing the journey within three days. He is hoping to complete the route, pulling in to the grounds of Inverness Castle, during the afternoon of Wednesday 15th June.  John will be supported in his complex logistical undertaking by friend Brian Blackie, who will be driving a pick-up support vehicle, donated by A.F Noble of Penicuik, and carrying sufficient fuel for the journey.

The North Coast 500 is an iconic route measuring just over 500 miles in the North Highlands. It is Scotland's answer to Route 66, showcasing stunning rugged coastal scenery, castles, beaches and ruins. The clockwise route follows the main roads across the coastal edges of the North Highlands taking in villages and towns in places such as Ullapool, Durness, John O'Groats, Dornoch.

This unique solo driving journey is being undertaken by 62 year-old John as he seeks to raise awareness and valuable funds for RSABI, Scotland's charity that supports people who have worked in agriculture, crofting and other land based industries and who are now experiencing hardship. RSABI has strong roots in the North of Scotland where many rural people are currently experiencing hard times. John had the following to say about his endeavour: “I have spent many hours driving tractors for a living over the years, and I couldn't resist this fantastic opportunity to support the RSABI ‘Help us help them’ campaign during such tough times for agriculture and crofting.”  He continued: “The new route in the North Highlands is an inspiring one and I hope my wee challenge in this big red tractor will encourage many people to come forward and donate funds to such a worthwhile cause!”

Paul Tinson from RSABI added:  “We’re so grateful to John for going out of his way to raise much needed funds for RSABI and our ‘Help us help them’ campaign. Driving 500 miles in three days will be no picnic in a tractor and we hope as many people as possible will come forward and back his tremendous effort.” You can donate to John's North Coast 500 Tractor Drive for RSABI at www.virginmoneygiving.com/NC500RSABI and follow his progress on Twitter @RSABI and on Facebook during a few inspiring days in June.

 

 

* RSABI is a registered charity which provides financial assistance, support and a helpline to improve the lives of individuals and their dependants, where these individuals rely, or have relied, upon land based employment and who through age, injury or illness or other misfortune, now experience hardship. Contact: www.rsabi.org.uk or 0300 111 4166.  Individuals, businesses and organisations wishing to volunteer for or support RSABI are urged to contact rsabi@rsabi.org.uk / www.rsabi.org.uk

Brand New Website

ds3Yipee!! We have a brand new exciting website. Please take a look around and let us know what you think. As the date of the next Dalkeith Show approaches, more and more information will be dispayed on the site, so check back with us regularly for any and all information about the show, our exhibitors and ways that you can take part.

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