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Orkney’s ‘shows week’ kicks off in Sanday

The overall champion of the 2018 Sanday Show, a Dartmoor cross gelding, named William. Pictured on William is 13-year-old Caitlin Muir. (Lorraine Shearer)

Orkney’s agricultural shows week officially kicks off later today, with the Sanday Show.

The first of the week’s six shows boasts cattle, sheep, horse, dog and poultry section, all against the backdrop of the island’s scenic vistas. The show will culminate with each of the winners from the animal sections competing to see who is the Champion of the Showyard.

The showground, beside the island’s community school, will also see trade stands, a display of machinery and cars and a licensed bar. The Sanday Agricultural Association’s tent will feature information about farming in Sanday, past and present. 

There will also be plenty to see inside the school, as the island’s industrial show takes place.

The showground opens to visitors at 10am with the first judging to take place 10.30am. The school will open its doors at 2pm.

Entry is £2 for adults and £1 for kids.

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