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 2016, the show takes place at Dalkeith Country Park. Please browse the website to learn about what will be happening on Saturday 9 July 2016 – we hope to see you there.

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2016 Show

On behalf of Dalkeith Agricultural Society, I would like to say "thank you" to all the sponsors, exhibitors, judges, stewards, agricultural trade stands, general trade stands, craft stands, suppliers and last but not least to the people that came through the gates and visited our Show. Without any of your our Annual Show would not have been the success that it was. Though we were not blessed with a bright sunny day but a warm day with a few light showers.

Now to start working on the Show for 2017!

Linda Stewart
Chair

 

Photos and results are now avaliable to view on our website.

Changes to judges

Please note, we have had a few changes to our judges this year.

JUDGES FOR 2016 

 

CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS S Lambie, Selkirk

LIGHT HORSE CHAMPION D Blair, Wawing Stud

HUNTERS A McKinley, Barrow in Furness

RIDING HORSE V Main, Stow

PONIES (Ridden) H Stirrat, Duns

PONIES (Working Hunter) W Bowie, Dunfermline

COURSE BUILDER G Stirrat

WORKING HUNTER A McKinley, Barrow in Furness

NOVICE CLASSES V Main, Stow

COLOURED & VETERAN SECTION D Gowans, Stow

RIDING CLUB HORSE & COB SECTION D Gowans, Stow

PONIES (Part-Bred Mountain & Moorland) D Gowans, Stow

PONIES (Reg. Mountain & Moorland) G Cockbain, Keswick

CLYDESDALE R Bedford, Hartcliff Shire Stud

DAIRY CALF SECTION Miss A Laird, Blyth Bridge 

COMMERCIAL CATTLE & PRIME LAMBS A Taylor, Heatheryhall 

OVERALL SHEEP CHAMPION I Hepburn, Hawick 

BLACKFACE D Redpath, The Yett 

BLUE FACED LEICESTER I Minto, Townhead 

CHEVIOT (North Country) B Cockburn, Biggar 

JACOBS           G Strachan, Morpeth,  (Reserve judge T Reilly, Tranent )

YOUNG HANDLERS I Hepburn, Hawick 

SCOTCH MULE I Minto, Townhead 

SHETLAND – WHITE & COLOURED K Sharp, Humbie 

SUFFOLK A Walton, Preston Mains 

TEXEL R Campbell, Cumbria 

ANY OTHER BREED OR CROSS StephenR Pattinson, Dunblane 

ANY OTHER BREED (ACCREDITED) L Duff, Uplawmoor 

TRADE STANDS S Lambie, Selkirk

 

Sheep Young Handler Class [...]

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In line with other shows in the area we have decided to increase the age range of the sheep young handler competition to 10-16 years old.  We hope to see lots of competitors in this catagory, and its definitely a good one for spectators!  To take part download your schedule here

Get your Admittance Tickets [...]

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We are pleased to announce that Morrisons will be selling show admittance tickets, in advance of the show on 9 July.  These advanced tickets can only be purchased in following Morrisons stores: Dalkeith, Gilmerton or Oxgangs from 20 June to 8 July.

Purchasing these advanced tickets will mean a saving of 20% off** the admission ticket on show day.  The advanced ticket prices are:

Adult - £8

Family (2 adults and 2 children under 16) - £20

Concession or child (5-16 years) - £4

Children under 5 are already free

**The admission charges on show day are:

Adult - £10

Family (2 adults and 2 children under 16) - £25

Concession or child (5-16 years) - £5

Children under 5 are free

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!

RSABI NC500

 

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

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