Strathnairn Vintage Rally & Display


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This is the tenth Working Rally to be held here and it includes working demonstrations, a display of static agricultural machinery, horse ploughing and an exhibition of photographs showing farming life in the Strath in years gone by. There is scything, stooking, threshing and much more including heritage and arts and crafts displays.

In addition to having the chance to view a 1923 Albion binder and an 1890 McDonald's of Portsoy reaper, you will also get an opportunity to see wool being spun. The success of previous years' shows has spurred on the Association to organise this years attractions.


 The history of the Strathnairn Farmers Association goes back almost 100 years, with its beginnings in organising hoeing matches, then ploughing matches, before holding stock judging competitions which still go on to this day.


The rally is held on Daviot Estate, by kind permission of Mr and Mrs Dereck MacKenzie, which enables us to demonstrate the old method of cultivating, harvesting and threshing a grain crop.


At this year's Show the Strathnairn Heritage Association are to put on a display of photographs to illustrate farming life in the Strath in times past. Previously this proved to be of great interest to both locals and visitors. This year in recognition and celebration of an icon, our theme is Ferguson tractor and implement based


Children too are catered for having an area with a bouncy castle and small fairground rides and although the show covers a large area motability scooters are available to help anyone requiring them to get around.


It is an opportunity to ensure that the old farming ways do not fade from memory and a chance for the young children of today to see how farming plays a very important part in their everyday life - from their food on the table to the clothes they wear - and it is well worth a visit.


The show is open from 10.00am until 4.00pm on Saturday 1st October 2016.


It will be well signposted from the A9, six miles south of Inverness.


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Vintage Rally and Display.

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