The future of farming is looking good.
That’s because we’ve built a new home for our Discovery Zone at this year’s Black Isle Show.
And it’s guaranteed to be a permanent feature at the show for many years to come.
The popular space has been a part of the show since 2017, but this year we’ve built a permanent building for the educational area, which will explore the technology, science and welfare of farming.
And our mascot, also new for this year, is making a home in it too.
Bertie’s Barn is the new name for our Discovery Zone, and Secretary Rod Mackenzie said the development demonstrates the show’s commitment to educating people about how important farming is to everyone’s lives.
“It’s a space for all ages, but it’s particularly appealing to the young because, rather just being told through boring textbooks, we have animals in there that you wouldn’t normally associate with farming, such as ferrets, bees, alpacas among others.
“Living rurally, people are used to seeing cows and sheep every day, but farming is diversifying, and people have a role to play in managing the environment, so it’s a good way to mix the realities of what’s going on around us with the science and technology that is being used to transform farming.”