Thousands flock to “spectacular” 166th annual New Deer Show

NEW DEER SHOW'(DUNCAN BROWN)'' OVEWRALL CATTLE CHAMPION CORSKIE CLASSY WITH HANDLER IAN GREEN
NEW DEER SHOW'(DUNCAN BROWN)'' OVEWRALL CATTLE CHAMPION CORSKIE CLASSY WITH HANDLER IAN GREEN

Thousands of North-east residents turned out to support the 166th annual New Deer Show at the weekend with the summer sunshine helping to keep spirits high.

Organisers were glad that the warm weather decided to stick around for the whole weekend as the Show took place on both Saturday and Sunday.

Speaking to the Times Show President, Peter Johnston, said: “We are delighted with the weather, there has been no need for jackets or wellies as there are no dubs!

“We have a tremendous show of cattle, sheep and horses and our trade stands are bigger than ever and are well supported, with some stalls making their first appearance this year.”

Banff and Buchan MP, Eilidh Whiteford, and East Aberdeenshire MSP, Alex Salmond, visited the Show on Saturday.

MsWhiteford, said:“There is a tremendous amount of work goes into planning a successful show like New Deer and the Show President, Secretary and Committee deserve our thanks for pulling together another excellent showcase for the best of Buchan and North-east livestock.”

First Minister Alex Salmond commented: “The New Deer Show is an event I’ve had the great privilege to attend for many years now and each show seems to get bigger and better than the last.

“New Deer maintains the highest standards of a traditional agricultural show, with fantastic local produce on offer and plenty of activities to keep the kids amused too.

Buchan winners included Ean and Leigh-Ann Mitchell of Carradale Arabian Stud, Hatton with their three-year-old filly, Roe Misk who won the coveted champion of champions title with their supreme from the horse and pony section.