Farmers’ delight

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The Arran Farmers’ Society show is an institution of which the island can be proud.

Starting way back in 1836 is has always been a celebration of farming and rural life. But in much more recent time it has also become a real family day out for all the island families, and visitors love it too.

And it was a real shame this year that there were no horses were there, but given the circumstances, it seemed common sence prevailed.

The big acts the show bring, like The Clan stunt cycle team, do not come cheap but they help attract the crowds to the show and give an added attraction.

The society office bearers and directors have to be commended for putting on such a great show year after year with limited finances and grateful for the support of the sponsors, those who donate to the raffle and stallholders, who pay to be at the show. Then there are the army of volunteers who help on the day.

The dedication to keeping the tradition alive is to be applauded. And lets not forget the hard working ladies of the Arran SWI Federation for continuing to punch above their weight at their annual show too.