All roads lead to Turriff this weekend

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Final preparations are being made to the annual Turriff Agricultural Show which is being held on Sunday, August 4 and Monday, August 5.

The show, which is held at The Haughs, is the largest annual event in Aberdeenshire and the largest two-day show in Scotland.

The event, now in its 149th year, will feature a host of exhibitors, stalls, attractions and entertainment for all the family.

The cost of tickets is £13 for adults; £10 for senior citizens and students; and children aged 14 and under go free.

Gates open at 7am and trade stands open at 9am.

This year’s main attraction in the ring is Jason Smyth’s Adrenaline Tour, who will be performing quad bike stunts twice on each day of the show.

There will also be music over the weekend, starting with ceilidh band Jiggery Pokery who will be performing from 8pm to 12.30am on Friday, August 2.

Then, on Saturday, August 3, there will be Nite Fever Disco from 10.30pm to 1.30am.

Both marquee dances are being held within the Showfield and the cost is £10 by ticket only, to be purchased in advance.

Commenting, show secretary Helen Paterson said: “Preparations are going fine. Everything is going according to plan so far.

“Entries are good as usual. There are some exceptional entries again in the poultry section and in the vintage vehicles section there is a big increase.

“We’re expecting a big turnout again this year.”

Next year, Turriff Show reaches its milestone 150th year and, to mark the special occasion,it will be hosting Homecoming Scotland celebrations.

For more information on this year’s show, including a full schedule of events for the weekend, visit www.turriffshow.org