Picture special: Fife Show 2016

Fine sunny weather made the annual Fife Show one to remember last weekend.

Friday, 27th May 2016, 7:44 am
Fife Show 2016. All pictures by Dave Scott.

Even a short, sharp shower during the day didn’t dampen the spirits of the crowds who turned out to enjoy the delights of the show and find out more about the local farming industry.

The new food and drink marquee quickly proved a hit, with more than 2000 visitors through the doors by mid-afternoon. It featured the best of local produce – which visitors quickly got to try at the neighbouring Elmwood College marquee where cookery demonstrations went on throughout the day.

The livestock was, as usual the highlight of the show, especially the sheep sporting a very bright shade of wool.

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Alan Stewart, of Wellfield, Gateside, with his vintage tractor.

The heavy horses proved popular with visitors, as did the smaller ponies and the other animals on show, including poultry, dogs, falcons and ferrets.

There was a nod to almost up-to-date agriculture with a parade of vintage tractors entering.

There were crafts, music – including the Cupar and District Pipe Band, and performers from the Scottish Official Highland Dancing Association.

The day rounded off with the traditional Young Farmer’s Tug of War competition

Barbara Wardlaw in the new Food and Drink Marquee, sponsored by Kettle Produce.

Every year the show nominates a charity and this year funds go to Scotland’s charity Air Ambulance and Working with Kidney Kids Scotland.

One of the East Neuk Wobblers Trials Club youngsters demonstrates his skills at the show.
One of the heavy turnout pairs entrants.
Taking the strain in the Young Farmers' Club tug of war.
Alan Stewart, of Wellfield, Gateside, with his vintage tractor.
Barbara Wardlaw in the new Food and Drink Marquee, sponsored by Kettle Produce.
One of the East Neuk Wobblers Trials Club youngsters demonstrates his skills at the show.
One of the heavy turnout pairs entrants.
Taking the strain in the Young Farmers' Club tug of war.