Frequently Asked Questions

Here, we try to answer some of the common questions we get asked.

Q. Can I take my dog to the show?

A. Yes, providing the dog is kept on a lead and the normal protocols such as cleaning up dog mess, and do not leave your dog locked in a vehicle.

Q. Is there disabled access?

A. Yes, there is disabled parking in main car parks, and most of the avenues around the showground are tarred. The pay gates can accommodate wheelchairs, but there is also side gates which can be used if necessary. Shopmobility Highland are on site and motorised wheelchair hire can be organised with them if necessary.

Q. What is the cost for car parking?

A. Car parking is free of charge, and there is ample parking.

Q. Is there provision for “nursing” mothers?

A. There are several mothering areas around the showground available for use.

Q. Does the admission into the Show include the cost of the fairground rides?

A. No

Q. Is the showground suitable for pushchairs and buggies?

A. Yes, the majority of avenues around the showground are tarred and have smooth surfaces.

Q. Is the show just for farmers?

A. No, the show is for everyone.

Q. I have heard there will be no horses at the show, is this correct?

A. This is incorrect, there will be Showjumping on Wednesday during the preview evening, and native horses (Clydesdales, Shetlands and Highland Ponies) on the Main Show day.

Q. If I purchase a ticket online does this get posted to me?

A. Yes, we will be posting out tickets to online purchases prior to the show. Under 12s are free, and will be given a pass at the gate by security staff.

Q. Is there a cash machine available at the show?

A. Yes, this is provided by Cash On The Move.  There is a fee made of £2.95 per transaction.  

Q. Are there camping and caravan facilities for visitors to the show?

A. No, we do not have caravan and camping facilities.  However, there are a number of camping and caravan sites in the surrounding area, which can be found via an internet search.

Q.  Is there accessible toilets for disabled visitors on the site?

A. There are a number of male and female accessible toilets around the site for disabled visitors.  We are pleased to announce that Pamiloo will be in attendance during both days. Pamiloo is suitable for people with complex needs who need specialised equipment and additional space. 

Q. What time do the gates open to the public?

A. Preview evening the gates open at 4pm, Show Day the gates open at 8am.

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NOTICE – updated 2 April 2020

Black Isle Farmers’ Society is closely monitoring this evolving situation. 

We are exactly 18 weeks away from the 2020 Black Isle Show.

We are approaching this situation with a positive and proactive attitude, whilst remaining realistic. 

To this end we are going ahead with the job of organising the Black Isle Show, as many tasks need to be done timeously and in advance unless there is advice or rules not to.

We have contacted contractors to enquire if they can still supply their goods/service and specifically their terms of engagement relating to cancellation.

We are receiving trade stand applications daily and encourage those who haven’t already replied to do so by 31st March as usual.  If we have to cancel trade stand holders will be offered a refund or a credit for 2021 with the amount paid for this year fixed with no increase.

We will keep all concerned up to date as the situation develops.

“Hope for the best, prepare for the worst”

Rod Mackenzie