Grant support for Angus agri shows

The fund aims to help shows ​recover following significant recent financial challenges.The fund aims to help shows ​recover following significant recent financial challenges.
The fund aims to help shows ​recover following significant recent financial challenges.
Two Angus agricultural shows have benefited this year from £30,000 of funding from a new scheme introduced by the Royal and Highland Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS).

The organisation, which runs the annual Royal Highland Show, launched the Local Shows Development Fund earlier this year to provide much-needed support for grassroots regional agricultural shows.

The £30,000 grant aims to help local agri shows across Scotland recover and thrive following significant financial challenges over the past couple of years.

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The support provides the potential to deliver projects that may have previously felt out of reach, allowing regional shows to plan for a sustainable future.

Both the Angus Show and the forthcoming Kirriemuir Show have been benficiaries of the fund.

The grant forms an integral part of RHASS's charitable remit to support and promote Scotland's rural communities and recognise the contribution regional shows make to local economies, alongside their value in promoting Scotland's rich agricultural heritage.

Among the projects it has supported, it has funded improvements to the Kirriemuir Show’s education marquee.

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David Tennant, Head of Show at RHASS, said: "Regional shows have faced unprecedented difficulties over the past two years, and we are delighted to be in a position to support local shows, helping them get back on their feet.

“We know that these events are key for communities, so we encourage everyone to attend their local Show as well as marking the Royal Highland Show in the diary.

"We look forward to seeing a successful show season this summer."

The grant will open for applications again this September for the 2024 show season. More information on how to apply will be circulated in the coming months.

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For further information about the work of RHASS please visit

This year's Kirriemuir Show will be the 146th and will be held on Saturday, July 15.

The show is a great family day out with lot’sof fun activities as well as the traditional livestock showing classes.

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