The County Show kicks-off

The overall cattle winner at last year’s County Show was a 5-year-old Shorthorn Bull called Pentland Emperor, shown by J. M. Lennie & Co, from Nearhouse, in Tankerness.

The culmination of Orkney’s shows season is here, with the County Show getting underway this morning at the Bignold Park, in the centre of Kirkwall.

The County Show is Orkney’s sixth and final agricultural show for 2017 and as well as featuring the cream of the county’s livestock will also feature fairground rides, games stalls and craft tents at the Bignold Park, in Kirkwall.

Judging kicks off with the Ridden Horse Judging at 8am, with the pet & dog, sheep, cattle, and more to follow.

The announcement of the Overall Horse Champion is expected to follow at 2.15pm and the Supreme Beef Champion is expected to be announced at 2.15pm. The grand parade of prize winners is scheduled to take place at 3pm.

This year’s main attraction will be The Sheep Show and Sheep race, which will perform three times.

Aside from the show itself, this evening will sees the final of the The Orcadian Parish Cup take place at the Pickaquoy Centre, from 6.45pm, while tomorrow sees Orkney Vintage Club’s Annual Rally held at Orkney Auction Mart and Orkney’s equestrian community out in force in Kirkwall for the Riding of the Marches.