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In Pictures / A Wednesday to remember as Cunningsburgh Show makes long-awaited return

Judging time at the show for our canine friends. All photos: Malcolm Younger/Millgaet Media

YOU WOULD not envy the Cunningsburgh Show volunteers setting up the many tents, pens and bunting in preparation for the big day, given the persistent rain over the last few days.

But the sun made a welcome reappearance out from behind the clouds over the large agricultural show field on Wednesday as the event returned for the first time since 2019.

Proud day for Keiva Robertson (15), Walls, after winning overall Horse and Pony Champion and also scooping the Show Yard Champion with her pony ‘Pinina Theodore’

The Voe Show kicked off the season in rather drizzly style on Saturday, and thankfully the weather gods were a little more forgiving on Wednesday – although there was a fair wind blustering through the village.

As usual it was all there to see at the 76th Cunningsburgh Show – prize livestock, impressively innovative food and crafts, family-friendly activities for the bairns and plenty of stalls.

There were donkeys, a bumper raffle, not one but two ice cream vans – and just about everything else.

This year the show also went ‘online’; folk could buy tickets through the internet, QR codes scanned at the entrance, while results of prize winners will also be uploaded to the website.

From the masses of punters flocking to the field – wellies had been recommended following recent weather – it was clear the turnout was strong following two years of Covid cancellations.

All photos by Malcolm Younger of Millgaet Media.

Neighbours meet for a yarn while visiting the show, Ian Smith and (right) John Ridland.
Well done dad. Brian Halcrow, Lerwick, with son 10 month old Nicol. Brian won the cup for his home grown basket of mixed vegetables.
It must have taken hours of patience for model boat builder Maddy Maddison, Lerwick.

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