Campsie Show must go on – and it will do ... for all the family

Torrance,Campsie show'Photo Emma Mitchell'2/6/12
Torrance,Campsie show'Photo Emma Mitchell'2/6/12

EXCITING plans are well advanced for one of the district’s longest running farming events - the Campsie Agricultural Show.

The popular family event will take place on Saturday, June 1, at Bogton Farm, Torrance.

Attractions will include cattle, sheep, heavy horses, light horses and showjumping, as well as vintage tractors and a display of classic cars from Kirkintilloch Classic Car Club.

There will also be a wide variety of arts and crafts.

Other attractions include baking, sewing and a craft competition for all ages in the homecraft tent.

One of the organisers, secretary Isabel Wilson, said: “We want to make this year’s show bigger and better than in previous years.

“So we are urging people to come along and just have a good time.

“We have a number of new additions to the programme this year which we think everyone will approve of.

“As well as the old favourites we will have music from Jimmy Blair, who will be performing with his accordion orchestra.

“It will be a real musical extravaganza. They play a wide variety of music with members aged from 11 up to adults.

“People can also come along and participate in a cookery demonstration, which will appeal to those who are keen to learn some new skills and have fun at the same time. ”

Back by popular demand will be Bonar School of Dancing, Culroren School of Highland Dancing and Kaizen-Shoto Budo Karate Junior display team.

Also new for 2013 will be performances by Kirkintilloch Ladies Choir and performances from local folk band Inveroran, who are a local band made up of pupils from Boclair Academy, in Bearsden.

One of last year’s most popular events, the dog show, also makes a welcome return.

Another event that are sure to captivate the crowds will be the chainsaw carving display, sheep shearing and milking demonstrations.

A full programme of events is available to download at

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