FUTURE PROOFING DALKEITH SHOW
Towards the end of 2017 Dalkeith Agricultural Society’s Treasurer undertook on behalf of the Society the exercise of pulling together an application to the Tyne Esk LEADER Funding Project
The aim was to FUTURE PROOF DALKEITH SHOW.
The Show brings livestock exhibitors, farmers, equestrian enthusiasts, a good mix of trade stand exhibitors and the local community together in one day in a wonderful outdoor countryside setting. With visitor numbers rising significantly in 2017 there is an increasing interest and awareness from the public in how their food is produced.
The Show provides them with the opportunity to see how and speak to some of these producers.
However, to comply with health and safety requirements and ensure the safety of competitors and the visiting public the Society must hire in crowd barriers, livestock gates, horse jumps, marquees, public address systems etc. It was the wish of the current committee to commit to the purchase of some of these items with a view to making the show more self-sufficient and enabling the Society to manage future costs associated with the running of the Show.
We heard earlier this year that our application had been successful and with the aid of Tyne Esk LEADER Funding the Society have been able to purchase:
Additional Sheep pens
Working Hunter Jumps
General Purpose Trailer