The Black Isle Farmers’ Society directors and General Committee met virtually this week to discuss the possibility, in light of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, of running the 2021 Black Isle Show due to be held on Thursday 5th August at its permanent site at Mannsfield, Muir of Ord.
On behalf of the General Committee and the Directors, President for 2021, Mrs Freida McKenzie said “Our General Committee and Directors were unanimous in making the sad decision to cancel the 2021 show.
There had been a degree of optimism that the 2021 show may have been able to run, when the vaccination became available, but now being in a second lockdown the optimism has dwindled away.
“Safety has always been at the forefront of every event we hold, but particularly of our flagship event the Black Isle Show.
“Since we cannot guarantee the safety of our exhibitors, judges, Trade-stand holders, Volunteers and the general public it is the correct decision to make. To invite a large gathering of people into the local Community at this time is a risk too far”
The society added that this decision could have been deferred, but they felt that taking a decision was the responsible thing to do.
The focus will now turn to prepare for 2022, with the hope that the Black Isle Show will once again, on the First Thursday in August, be able to provide a fun-filled family day out on the Mannsfield Showground in Muir of Ord, with the date being Thursday 4th August 2022.