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Cunningsburgh Show

PREPARATIONS for this year’s Cunningsburgh Show on 8 August are well under way, with two new large sheds being erected to accommodate the increasing number of visitors the show attracts from throughout the isles.

Schedules are now available from all south mainland shops, Nimble Fingers, Harbro and the vets at Blydoit, Scalloway, as well as on line at www.cunningsburghshow.com.

The schedule this year includes a novelty/fun section for any age group in the vegetable section, and an item made from recycled material in the adult handcraft section, while the knitwear section has been enhanced with a knitting challenge sponsored by Jamieson and Smith of Lerwick.

The Cunningsburgh Show is the only show open to all Shetland residents, and organisers hope to see plenty of livestock and home industry entries.

It has come back to life after the loss of committee members two years ago, with a financial boost from the European LEADER fund and Shetland Islands Council.

Show society president Kathleen Sinclair said: “As a committee we fully appreciate that these are economically challenging times, but with the welcome financial support we have been offered we are preparing to face the future with confidence. Therefore, we are very much looking forward to the new field improvements and the addition of the two extra sheds.”

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