If you visit Orkney in August, you'll soon appreciate that farming is much more than a successful industry.
The agricultural show once again takes place in the field beside the Braeburn care facility, in the south of the village.
The show will see the best of the islands’ cattle, sheep, horses, goats, poultry, pets and dogs on display, with the Champion of the Yard title to be presented at around 3pm. The Industrial Show will take place in the Hope Community School.
Orkney's shows are more than a day out for the farmers. They are a huge draw for families who enjoy seeing the animals, catching up with friends, and browsing at stalls selling locally produced crafts and goods, food produce, and country clothing or chatting at the fundraising tents and entering their competitions and raffles, or viewing the latest farm implements for sale. You'll normally find show jumping, dog trials, a fun fair, entertainment and food outlets at the shows too. All in all, a great day out!